Residence Class C

TZS 1,200,000

Residence Permit Class B is a permit granted to the foreigners who are not eligible to obtain either Class “A” or “B” permits. These includes; researchers, retired persons, missionaries, former employees winding up affairs, individuals attending medical treatment, volunteers, intern, parties and witness in court of laws and tribunals This application must be made prior to the entry of the prospective applicant into Tanzania except Retired persons and those winding up affairs.

The price above covers task fee only, you will receive the bank account number of the immigration authority for the payment of the permit fee according to your sector or occupation.


C-1 Persons who have been approved by     a competent authority to conduct Research in  the country 500 250
C-2 Retired persons who have an assured adequate income to sustain them and their dependants while residing in the country 500 250
C-3 Persons engaged in religious activities approved by Government (missionaries) 200 100
C-4 Employees previously  held residence permits class   B requiring to wind up affairs immediately after termination of their employment contracts. 200 100
C-5 Person engaged in non-remunerated activities on volunteer basis /

Occupational Trainee / Intern.

200  100
C-6 Persons attending medical treatment at recognized hospitals or medical institutions 200 100
C-7 Persons employed in NGO’s or as   a Professional Artist 500 250
C-8 Persons attending Courts and Tribunals as parties and Witnesses to various cases 500 250



Category Tag


Covering letter from institution, school or mission

Work Permit issued by Labour Commissioner (Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar), or Exemption letter from Relevant authority (For Missionaries, Volunteer and NGO employees)

A Copy of National Passport (With validity of not less than six months),

Passport size photograph

One Full size photograph

Registration Certificates from Relevant Authorities (in case the activity requires Authorization from specific Regulatory Authority),

Curriculum Vitae of the applicant,

Job description

Certified copies of Academic certificate,

Official translation of documents or certificates in case they are written in languages other than English or Swahili,

Certificate of registration of institution, school or mission,

Pages of Constitution of an organization showing signatories, objective and members of organization;

Previous Original Class C permit (in case of renewal or replacement),

Letter of No Objection for holders of resident permits shifting to new Institution.


Specific documents for INTERN STUDENT

Letter of Approval from host institution

Evidence of sponsorship/scholarship

Letter of approval from ministry of education and vocational training for intern students(internship)

Physical Verification Visit Report (PVV) where necessary

Specific documents for VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer contract

Job description

Evidence of activities of NGO from relevant government institution i.e. social welfare

A copy of constitution of an organization

Physical Verification Visit Report (PVV) where necessary

Specific documents for MISSIONERIES

Job description

Registration certificates from various board i.e. ERB, teaching license, medical practitioner, NBAA depending with job title (what He/ She will specifically do)

Ordination certificate for missionary priest.

Volunteer contract for missionary volunteer

Teaching license for teachers

Registration with medical board for doctors

Registration with nurse midwives for nurse

Registration with NBAA for Accountants (be registered with relevant board)

Physical Verification Visit Report (PVV) where necessary

Specific documents for RETIRED PERSONS

Evidence of retirements benefits

Surrendering of previous RP

Letter of retirement

Evidence of place of occupancy

Specific documents for SICK PERSONS

Evidence of sickness from government medical hospital (OFFICER)

Evidence of status of his /her host i.e. local/foreigner

Specific documents for those attending cases before the court

Evidence of trial before the court

Copy of passport

Application forms

Specific documents for RESEARCHERS

Research permit from COSTECH


Academic certificates

Letter of introduction from the relevant university/college/institute

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