Business license application form (original)
Resident permit class "A" (Simple copy)
For foreign subscribers whose residential addresses in the Memorandum and Articles of Associations is in Tanzania
Memorandum and articles of association (Simple copy)
if there are changes made on the previous
Memorandum and Articles and Association
Business license - Ministry of Industry and Trade (Simple copy)
the previous business licence
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.
Additional requirements for specific businesses
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for clearing and forwarding licenses.
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism promotion.
Professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
Authorizing ship to sail.
Waiting time in queue:
Attention at counter:
Min. 5mn - Max. 15mn
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
Depending on the business activity, some companies will be required to obtain specific business licences before obtaining a business licence from the ministry of industry and trade. Above are just few of the many specific licences a company could obtain