U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Message for U.S. Citizens
Cancellation of Current Tanzanian Residence Permits
August 17, 2012
The government of Tanzania announced on August 1, 2012 that it is cancelling all currently valid residence permits (Types A, B, and C), effective December 31, 2012. If you currently hold a residence permit
and plan to remain in Tanzania after that date, you will need to apply for a new permit before then.
Please note that Type C permits include students, missionaries, volunteers, researchers, and other foreign nationals. If you do not have a valid permit, you may be subject to a fine, six months' imprisonment, or both.
For further information on residence permits, please contact the Tanzanian Immigration Department's Ministry for Home Affairs
Dar es Salaam: +255 (0) 22 2850575/6
Zanzibar: +255 (0) 24 223 9148
The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam encourages U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( https://step.state.gov/step/STEP) for the most up-to-date safety and security information. Keep all of your information in STEP up-to-date by maintaining your current phone numbers and email addresses where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
You can stay in touch and get updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam <http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/> website. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs <http://www.travel.state.gov/> website, where you can find the
current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App for travel information at your fingertips.
Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or a regular toll line at-1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers
are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through, Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
Tel:  (22) 229-4000
Fax:  (22) 229-4721