WORK PERMIT AND RESIDENCE PERMIT share
Any person who wishes to engage in business as investor or who wishes to employ or engage a non-citizen in any occupation shall apply for a work permit and residence permit to the labour Commissioner and Immigration Department, respectively, prior to entering Tanzania by that non-citizen.
Since April 2021, applications for work permit and resident permit are done through interlinked online systems. Applicants have options to apply through different offices such as foreign investors with project worth 500,000 USD and above can request for their applications be processed through Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) One Stop Centre, Zanzibar Investment Promotion Agency (ZIPA) and Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA).
Those who do not fall under the above category can request their applications be processed through Headquarters in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma and other officers provided by the government.
To view procedures click the links below