Business license application form (original)
Business license - Ministry of Industry and Trade (Simple copy)
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
Memorandum and articles of association (Simple copy)
if there are changes made on the previous Memorandum and Articles and Association
Resident permit class "A" (Simple copy)
For foreign subscribers whose residential addresses in the Memorandum and Articles of Associations is in Tanzania
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.
Receipt (MIT) (original)
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. 10mn
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 0.5day - Max. 1 day
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