Business license application form (original)
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
Tax Identification Number (TIN) (Simple copy)
Residence permit class "A" (Simple copy)
for foreign investors
Notarized lease agreement (Simple copy)
Title deed (Simple copy)
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
In addition for business license renewal
Valid Tax clearance certificate (Simple copy)
Additional requirements for specific businesses
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For clearing and forwarding business.
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism business.
Registered professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Consultancies, Advocates, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
Air worthiness certificate
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
Authorizing ship to sail.
TFAD license (Simple copy)
for food, drug and cosmetics business
for mining business
TFDA Manufacturing license (Simple copy)
for food, drugs, cosmetics and medical equipment business
Cash crop licenses
e.g. cashewnut or coffee trading license, import and export license
Waiting time in queue:
Attention at counter:
Min. 5mn - Max. 10mn
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 1 day - Max. 2 days
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 511, 12, 14, 17