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Home Foreign AffairsPermits and PassesTypes of Pass

Currently there are four  Entry Passes issued by the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services.These are Dependant Pass:This is a Pass issued to a foreigner other than a Prohibited Immigrant who is a legal Dependant of a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania or of any foreigner residing in the United Republic of Tanzania who is in possession of a valid permit upon application by such persons. 

In – Transit Pass: This is another type of pass issued at entry points to foreigners other than Prohibited Immigrants who desires to enter the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of passing through to a destination outside the United Republic of Tanzania provided that, he is in possession of valid documents to enable him enter the country of his destination and is qualified under the law of that country to be allowed entry. An In-transit Pass is issued for a period not exceeding fourteen days and shall expire if the holder undertakes any employment, trade, business or professional engagement in the United Republic.

Special Pass: This is a Pass issued to any foreigner other than Prohibited Immigrant living in or entering the United Republic of Tanzania in order to afford such a foreigner an opportunity of making an inquiry for the purpose of determining whether such foreigner is entitled to a residence permit or is entitled to remain in or enter the United Republic of Tanzania. A reasonable opportunity of applying for and obtaining a residence permit or a pass other than Special Pass or of completing any immigration formality.

Visitors Pass is another type of pass issued to any prospective visitor who is a foreigner other than a Prohibited Immigrant upon satisfying the issuing officer that he wishes to enter the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of spending a holiday, travelling, appearing before the Courts of Law, obtaining treatment by a registered medical practitioner or other sufficient reasons.

Re- Entry Pass is a pass issued to any foreigner other than a Prohibited Immigrant who resides in the United Republic of Tanzania to allow such a person to re–enter after a journey to any place outside the United Republic of Tanzania and it is issued for such period not exceeding the validity of the permit or the pass issued to such foreigner.

Landing Pass is a Pass issued to any foreigner other than a Prohibited Immigrant who is a member of crew possessing a Crew Card  or other acceptable Identity Card  or an in–transit passenger possessing a valid travel document, having arrived in the United Republic of Tanzania by sea or lake in the course of continuous and unbroken journey through the United Republic of Tanzania and desires to disembark from the ship or vessel to go ashore for the purpose of sight –seeing or for any other sufficient reason for the period such ship or vessel will be in the port. For more information visit Immigration website 


 

 
Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2015-12-18 11:27:22
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