In Tanzania, a work permit is mandatory for a foreigner to work and engage in an income generating career. A work permit is a general phrase for a legal document that authorizes a person to work in another nation, in this case Tanzania. It’s most commonly used to describe situations in which a person is granted authorization to work in a nation where they don’t have citizenship.
Unless a non Tanzanian has a valid work permit that enables him to work or engage in the occupation indicated in the legal work permit, a non-citizen may not engage in any employment for pay or profit.
Work Permit Class
Fee (US Dollar)
Maximum time of working in Tanzania
Investors or self employed
Beyond 10 years/as long as business exists
Non-citizen in possession of prescribed professions
Non-citizen in possession of other professions
Non-citizens employed or engaged in approved religious or charitable activities
Before completing the Work Permit/Residence Permit Application Form, the applicant must scan and prepare all certified copies of the papers that must be attached/uploaded with the Form. The documentation necessary for all Work Permit Classes are shown in the table below.
The Following Documents Are Required to Be Submitted For Work Permit Application – Class A;
– Work permit application forms TFN 901, TFN 903 are available at : www.kazi.go.tz
– All documents accompanied by Application forms must be certified as true copy of original.
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