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Home Foreign AffairsPassport Requirements for Application of Passport

An application for a passport shall be accompanied by a Birth Certificate or Birth affidavit or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant (In case the applicant is a citizen by naturalization), a birth certificate or birth affidavit or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant's parent or parents, recent, clear and un-mounted passport size photographs as may be directed by the issuing authority and in case of the applicant who is below the age of 18 years, the parent's or legal guardian's written consent.

Apart from the requirements provided above, the applicant for a passport shall be required to submit the following documents depending on the nature of the intended trip:

i)    Private Trip 

The application for private trip shall be accompanied by proof of applicant's activities, invitation letter, return ticket permission letter from the parent or guardian to the applicant below the age of 18 years, permission letter from the employer if the applicant is employed and letter from the Ward Executive Officer/Sheha, where the applicant resides.

ii)  Employment Trip

The application for employment trip shall be accompanied by offer of employment, return ticket and letter from Ward Executive Officer/Sheha where the applicant resides.

iii)  Study Trip 

The application for the study trip shall be accompanied by admission letter, academic certificates, sponsorship letter, proof of payment for private sponsorship, permission letter from the employer if the applicant is employed and permission letter from the parent or guardian to the applicant below the age of 18 years.

iv)  Religious Trip 

The application for religious trip shall be accompanied by invitation letter and a letter from a designated registered religious organization responsible for the trip.

v) Medical Treatment Trip

The application for medical treatment trip shall be accompanied by a letter from the Principal Medical Officer; or proof from a registered Medical practitioner and a letter of authority from the Ministry of Health.

 vi) Sports Trip

The application for sports trip shall be accompanied by a letter from the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) or the Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA) or a letter from a registered Sports Association and invitation letter.

vii) Scouts Trip

The application for scouts trip shall be accompanied by a letter from the relevant Scouts Association, permission letter from the parent or guardian to the applicant  below the age of 18 and invitation letter.

viii) Official Trip

The application for official trip shall be accompanied by a letter from the employer, invitation letter and identity card of the applicant.

ix) Business Trip

The application for business trip shall be accompanied by a valid business license and return ticket.

x) Seaman Trip

The application for seaman trip shall be accompanied by contract of employment, seaman discharge book, academic certificates and letter from the relevant Seaman Union.

Note

An affidavit regarding the birth of the applicant shall be stated or sworn by a parent or legal guardian or a person who was present at the place of birth when the applicant was born and who is not less than five years above the age of the applicant or the applicant's close relative who was  informed of  the applicant's birth by the parents. In some cases the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services may require the applicant of a passport to produce evidence of citizenship of his parent.

 
Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2015-10-15 08:20:18
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