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Requirements Tanzania

Sweden is also representing Iceland in Tanzania. The checklists that can be found below are also applicable if your main destination is Iceland. When you apply for a visa you normally need to pay a visa fee, submit your photo, fingerprints and submit supporting documents to your application. On this page you can read more about these requirements and if you may be exempted from them.

New visa code and new applications fees

A new visa code  for Schengen visas enters into force 2 February 2020. There is a new application fee (80 EUR and 40 EUR for 6 to 12-year-olds). There is also a that you will find below.


Visa fee/Service fee

The visa fee is 80 Euro for an adult and 40 Euro for a child between 6-11. The service fee, including transportation back and forth Nairobi, is 65 euro.

Nationals of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, FYROM, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine (EU Visa Facilitation Agreement) will only pay 35 Euro in visa fee, but still 65 Euro in Service charge.

The visa application fee should be paid to VFS's bank account if you apply at VFS, and to the Embassy if you submit your application directly to us. For details on payments to VFS, kindly visit VFS website, https://visa.vfsglobal.com/tza/en/swe  

If your visa will be refused for any reason or if you will be denied entry at the border to Schengen you will NOT be refunded. You take the risk when applying and have a responsibility to keep yourself updated on the Schengen regulations and entry ban. Online applications are not possible from Tanzania any longer.


Exemptions from Schengen visa fees

Please note VFS Service fee that there is no exemption or reimbursement of VFS service fee.

The following categories of persons are exempted from the visa fee, in accordance with Article 16 of the Visa Code:

Children under 6 years (i.e. until the age of 6 minus 1 day). No fee (Gratis)

School pupils, students (university) and their accompanying teachers for purpose of education/studies. No fee (Gratis)

Postgraduates scholars for purposes of research. No fee (Gratis)

Students who have been awarded scholarships from Sida or other Swedish or international organizations such as the EU or UN organizations. No Fee (Gratis)

Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or younger participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations. No fee (Gratis)

Holders of diplomatic and service passports, (on official travel). No fee (Gratis)

Family members of EU*/EEA citizens who fall under the scope of the Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States No fee (Gratis).



When you apply for a visa at VFS in Dar es Salaam or at the Embassy in Nairobi, you will be required to submit fingerprints and have your photograph taken. The following categories of persons are exempted from the requirement to submit fingerprints:

- Children under the age of 12

- Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible

- Heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose;

- Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.

- Persons who have submitted their fingerprints for the purpose of a Schengen visa application during the last 59 months

For further information, please see Article 13 of the Visa Code.


You always need to submit an travel insurance covering medical costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the whole duration of stay and additional 15 days (called period of Grace) and be valid in all Schengen states. The insurance also needs to cover health costs related to Covid19.

If you have an European Health insurance, please contact the Embassy for clarification if acceptable.

Required documents

Please see the below checklists for each type of visa.

Last updated 22 Apr 2022, 4.16 PM