Important changes to the visa on arrival process at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Source: Shah-Tours

Important changes to the visa on arrival at JRO mean…It could take more than 2 hours to get your visa.

We would like to inform all our agents with clients travelling to Tanzania that as of immediate effect, the government have changed to process of issuing visa’s on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Visa’s are still available on arrival following the new process is as below:

  • Queue for a Government Control number which is required for any government payment
  • Queue to pay the visa fee against the control number at the bank at the airport
  • Queue for immigration to check and issue the visa

The process could take in excess of 2 hours to complete!

We highly recommend clients to obtain a visa before arrival at their nearest embassy or via the e-visa portal (link here) to avoid the long delay on arrival.

The immigration services have advised that most visa’s are issued within 2 to 3 weeks of the application via the e-visa system.

Visa fees remain the same as before and passport holders of certain countries may still require referral visas which cannot be obtained on arrival. A full set of guidelines can be found here: Tanzania visa guidelines.