Tanzania is a reputable African country and has bilateral relations with Nigeria dating back to the ’80s. Therefore, the Nigeria visa requirements for Tanzanian citizens are simple and straightforward. Nigeria regards Tanzania as a potentially efficient political ally, with whom the two countries can jointly pursue mutually beneficial political strategies.
Unfortunately, there has not been a lot of economic partnership between the two countries; the potential is there but it has never been fully exploited. However, Nigeria is very open to investment coming from Tanzania, and other countries in the East African region, and that is not possible without the ease of movement for people, ideas, goods, and services. Subsequently, Nigeria has made it very easy for Tanzanian citizens to come into the country either for pleasure or to pursue economic potentials.
The requirements for Tanzanians to come into Nigeria are simple; the visa application fees are little more than a revenue source. Nevertheless, please ensure that you have taken care to get the following so as to travel to Nigeria:
Nigeria Visa Requirements for Tanzanian Citizens
Tanzanian passport (with 6 months validity)
A copy of the Visa Application form.
Two recently taken passport size- photographs of yourself.
Visa Payment Receipt issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
You will also need to attend a visa interview at the Nigerian Embassy where you will be issued a Nigeria Visa.
Then you will need to Book a Flight to Nigeria.
Getting to Nigeria from Tanzania (Step by Step)
Because the Nigerian borders are marshaled by the Nigerian Immigration Service, they are the first point of call for you to reach out to, so as to get a Visa to Nigeria. Please note that the Nigerian Immigration Service is also the authority charged with allowing people into the country, and evicting them if they stay longer than their visas permit.
Before seeking to travel to Nigeria it is assumed that you already have your passport, issued by the Tanzanian government. If you do not already have one, then start by obtaining a Tanzanian passport.
Having done that, the next thing to do is go to the Nigerian Immigrating Service web portal https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines. After the portal opens up you will need to locate the button that says Visa. After you click on it you will be given the Entry Visa/Freezone Application Form. That document is where you will put in your personal information which is documented and recorded by the Nigerian government.
Please ensure that you fill the form by providing the correct information, and after that, please tick the box at the bottom that says ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM.’ Without doing so, the Submit button will remain unresponsive.
The next step is to click on the button that says ‘Submit Application.’ After doing so you will be able to preview your details, or move to the next step which is the button that says “Proceed to Online Payment.” When you click on it you will then be taken to the page that enables you to make payments for your Visa application. Please note that the money is quoted in dollars, but you will be able to make payment using your local debit card (Mastercard or visa card) issued by your local Tanzanian bank.
Please find the applicable fees for Nigerian visas for Tanzanian citizens.
Single entry visa (6 months expiry) US$29
Single Entry Visa (1-year expiry) US$29
Temporary work Permit: US$29
Subject to Regularization: US$29
As we mentioned at the start of this article the Nigerian government has made it easy for visitors from Tanzania to come into the country; which is why there is a flat rate of US$29- one of the lowest visa fees stated by the Nigerian government for visitors from any country.
After you have successfully paid the visa application fee of US$29 you will then find a receipt and an acknowledgement of payment on your screen. Please note that it is very important to print those documents, and bring them along when you are going for your interview. The date for the interview will be given to you on the acknowledgement of payment.
You will also need to bring along your Tanzania passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of your Nigeria visa application. You will also need to bring your passport-sized photographs (2 copies), and proof of sufficient funds for your travel.
If for any reason you are not able to attend the interview on the stated date, then the next step is to contact the authorities in order to reschedule your interview. You will just need to write them an email. The appropriate email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you include your Application id, Reference no, and the proposed date, and please ensure that you write to them well in advance of the interview date. The Nigerian immigration service will then reply with another interview date.
When going to the rescheduled interview please ensure that you carry all the necessary things you need, including your Tanzania passport, 2 passport-sized photos, and so on.
Temporary Work Permits
If you already have a job waiting for you in Nigeria, or if you want to pursue long-term career opportunities, then what you need is a Temporary Work Permit (TWP). The following are the necessary things that you need to have in order to get this document.
You will need to have a Tanzanian passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of your application.
You will also need two recent passport-sized photographs.
You will also need to have a printed application form (duly completed) for visitors pass
You will need a Letter of Approval issued by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
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That’s all on the Nigeria visa requirements for Tanzanian citizens. As soon as you land in Nigeria, please ensure that you contact your embassy to inform them of your arrival. They should then give you updated information about the security situation in the country, as well as give you any support they can; including emergency support. Please ensure that you make research and provisions for adequate accommodation, which can vary in price depending on location.