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Obtain notarized documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificates  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain a business licence  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Assessment of documents and fees
(last modified: 11/04/2019)

Timeframe ( see details )

Wait until next step

5 mn  -  15 mn
1 day  -  2 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

Shaaban Robert Street. , Dar es Salaam P.O Box 938
Tel: +255 222 116 328 - 32
Fax: +255 222 118 253
Email: information@tic.go.tz
Website: www.tic.co.tz
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Directorate of Investment Facilitation

Mon: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Tue: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Wed: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Thu: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Fri: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Boniface Mrema

Liaison Officer
Tel: +255 22 2116328 -32 / Ext 138
Email: bmrema@tic.co.tz

Expected results

NIDA payment -control number NIDA payment -control number

Requirements

1. Business license application form
Business license application form (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tax Identification Number (TIN) (Simple copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Residence permit class "A" (Simple copy)
for foreign investors
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Notarized lease agreement (Simple copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Title deed (Simple copy)
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
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
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Tax clearance certificate (Simple copy)
Additional requirements for specific businesses
1.
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For clearing and forwarding business.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism business.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Registered professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Consultancies, Advocates, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
or
Air worthiness certificate
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
or
Sea worthiness
Authorizing ship to sail.
or
TFAD license (Simple copy)
for food, drug and cosmetics business
or
Minining license
for mining business
or
TFDA Manufacturing license (Simple copy)
for food, drugs, cosmetics and medical equipment business
or
Cash crop licenses
e.g. cashewnut or coffee trading license, import and export license

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   2 days

Legal justification

1. Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 511, 12, 14, 17

Recourse: Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

Entity in charge

Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

Shaaban Robert Street. , Dar es Salaam P.O Box 938
Tel: +255 222 116 328 - 32
Fax: +255 222 118 253
Email: information@tic.go.tz
Website: www.tic.co.tz
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Directorate of Investment Facilitation

Mon: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Tue: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Wed: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Thu: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Fri: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Anna Lyimo-Kessy

Acting Investment Facilitation Director
Tel: +255 222 116 328 - 32
Email: Anna.lyimo@tic.go.tz
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