Visas

Contact the Visas Section

You must schedule an appointment online. Please see the section "How to apply for a visa ?"

For any specific case or other inquiries, please contact us to:
visas.dar-es-salam-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Gerenal Information

All foreign nationals wanting to come to France must be able to submit statutory documentary evidence at the border for the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.
As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

With 9 new countries joining it on January 1st, 2008 (Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovaquia, Slovenia), the Schengen area now gathers 24 member states, including UE-member states (Great Britain and Ireland decided not to join, Cyprus postponed its adhesion and Romania and Bulgaria are in the process of joining) as well as Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.

All Schengen visas are now biometric, which means than each applicant must come personally to apply.

If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of that country.
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country that is your main destination/ longest stay.
If you intend to visit several countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your first point of entry.

For more information, please visit the French Foreign Affairs ministry website.

Representation of other countries

The French embassy has authority to issue short-stay visas (less than 90 days) for the following countries:

- Schengen countries: Greece, Latvia and Czech Republic.
- African countries: Burkina Faso and Central African Republic.

Please contact the nearest Embassy of the appropriate country for any request regarding long stay visa or working permit.

• Senegal :
Visas for Senegal are now biometric. Senegalese authorities have implemented a pre-enrolment process.
For more information, please contact the honorary consul - adress : 520, Haile Selassie road ("Epi d’Or" restaurant), Masaki - Phone : +255.786.669.889

• Djibouti :
The Embassy of France in Dar Es Salam doesn’t issue visas for Djibouti. Several visas issued by the French Embassy for Djibouti have been refused by the Djiboutian authorities. Tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at the borders.

• Ivory Coast :
Ivory Coast’s authorities have implemented a pre-enrolment process on www.snedai.com which allows the requerant to start an online application. A pre-enrolment sheet will be generated and allows the person to obtain the visa at the airport on arrival.

• Gabon :
Gabonese authorities have implemented a pre-enrolment process on https://evisa.dgdi.ga/ which allows the requerant to start an online application. A pre-enrolment sheet will be generated and allows the person to obtain the visa at the airport on arrival.

• Togo :
Togo’s authorities are now issuing on arrival at the airport : http://www.aeroport-lome.com/visa_togo.php

• Mauritania : Mauritania’s authorities are now issuing biometric visas on arrival at the airport.

How to apply for a visa ?

Schedule your appointment online:

Each applicant must schedule a personal appointment online.

Precise the complete names of the applicant in your request.

As slots are limited, it is strongly recommended to book as early as possible - keeping in mind that you cannot apply more than three months prior to your departure date.
Applicants can schedule an appointment between three months and four weeks before the departure.

Applicants must schedule an appointment online, via this link below :

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Lodge your application :

Make sure to be on time at the Embassy otherwise your appointment will be automatically cancelled.

As visas are now biometric, all applicants are therefore asked to submit applications in person, for fingerprints collection.

Make sure you bring all the required documents and the required copies when coming to the Embassy. Applications without all required documents will be denied.

Handling time for visa application is 15 calendar days.

If you are only transiting through France, you need to have a visa for the country of your final destination.

More informations or documents could be required.

Opening hours

Applicants must schedule an appointment only online at least one week before the interview appointment date and one month before their intended departure.

Each applicant must schedule a personal appointment.
Precise the complete names of the applicant.

Make sure to be on time at the Embassy otherwise your appointment will be automatically cancelled.

Visa applicants service hours at the Embassy of France :

Monday to Thursday : 09.00am - 12.00am
Friday : 11.00am - 12.00am – only passports collection

Make sure to be on time at the Embassy otherwise your appointment will be automatically cancelled.

What type of visa do I need ?

All foreign nationals wanting to come to France must be able to submit statutory documentary evidence at the border for the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.

As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

Visa application forms and fees depend on the duration of the stay (less or more than 90 days):

For a visit not exceeding 90 days you need a short-term visa.
For a visit exceeding 90 days you need a long-term visa.

Tanzanian citizens transiting through France must hold a transit visa if they leave the airport international zone (for instance, if you spend a night at the hotel, if you need to go from Roissy to Orly or from the airport to a train station etc...). You need to do so even if France is not your final destination. That type of transit is equivalent to an entry on Schengen area territory.

If you are only transiting through France, you need to have a visa for the country of your final destination.

Persons who need to come to France on a regular basis may be eligible for a circulation visa (90 days per semester, valid for 1 to 5 years).

For any specific case or other inquiries, please contact us to: visas.dar-es-salam-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Short stay visa :

Visa form and all the collateral documents must be submitted during appointment, or the application will be denied.

You have to download and fulfill the short stay visa form (Schengen Visa)

PDF - 750.5 kb
Application for Schengen Visa
PDF - 750.5 ko

You have to download and bring the list of required documents for :

  • Schengen Visa
    PDF - 175 kb
    required Documents for all Short Stay Applications
    PDF - 175 ko
  • French citizen ‘s spouse
    PDF - 141.1 kb
    French Citizen’s Spouse - Short or Long Stay
    PDF - 141.1 ko
  • Artist
    PDF - 142.8 kb
    Required Documents for an Artist
    PDF - 142.8 ko
  • Seaman and crew member
    PDF - 141.2 kb
    Required Documents for a Seaman
    PDF - 141.2 ko
  • Nanny, valet, or househelper
    PDF - 168.1 kb
    Required Documents for a Nanny/Valet/Housemaid
    PDF - 168.1 ko
  • Seasonal worker.
    PDF - 168.3 kb
    Required Documents for a Seasonal Worker
    PDF - 168.3 ko

A short stay visa could be valid up to 90 days in any six months period from the first date of entry.

Please note, that visas for visits exceeding 90 days (long stay visas) are national visas, and are issued by member states in accordance with national legislation.

Long stay visa :

Visa form and all the collateral documents must be submitted during appointment, or the application will be denied.

You have to download and fulfill the long stay visa form.

PDF - 542 kb
Long Stay Application Form
PDF - 542 ko

You have to download and bring the list of required documents for :

  • French citizen ‘s spouse
    PDF - 141.1 kb
    French Citizen’s Spouse - Short or Long Stay
    PDF - 141.1 ko
  • Student
    PDF - 150.5 kb
    Long Stay Student Visa
    PDF - 150.5 ko
  • Expatriate employee in France
    PDF - 146 kb
    REquired Documents for a Working Permit in France
    PDF - 146 ko

If applicable, you have to download and fulfill the OFII form:

PDF - 197.7 kb
OFII Application Form
PDF - 197.7 ko

For any specific case or other inquiries, please contact us to: visas.dar-es-salam-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Visa fees

Please find below the fees applicable.
Fees can only be paid in Tanzanian shillings (cash)

The TSh/euros exchange rate could fluctuate every fortnight, please check this page the day of your appointment.

PLEASE COME WITH THE EXACT AMOUNT

PDF - 67.1 kb
Visa fees and rate

Schengen area

With 9 new countries joining it on January 1st, 2008 (Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovaquia, Slovenia), the Schengen area now gathers 24 member states, including UE-member states as well as Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.

Great Britain and Ireland decided not to join, Cyprus postponed its adhesion and Romania and Bulgaria are in the process of joining.

Nota bene
Each applicant must schedule a personal appointment.
The processing time can take up to 15 days, depending on the application.
Visa form and all the collateral documents must be submitted during the appointment, or the application will be denied.
Each applicant must come personally.
Visa fees are in Tanzanian shilling only (cash).
Visa fees are not refundable in case of cancellation or refusal.

Dernière modification : 23/06/2016

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