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applying for visa without using  visa company.....how to apply for Tanzanian tourist visa arriving in Zanzibar on a cruise ship....There is no box on the tanzanian visa form that states port of entry ....Help required

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7 hours ago, fluffybear said:

applying for visa without using  visa company.....how to apply for Tanzanian tourist visa arriving in Zanzibar on a cruise ship....There is no box on the tanzanian visa form that states port of entry ....Help required

Have you asked your cruise company if they will supply the visa for Zanzibar?

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Cruise company state use visa company at a cost. I am able to complete my self on line. Some questions are impossible to answer. Cruise company unhelpful and do not know answers themselves. Cruise and Maritime

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For land entry to Tanzania, I always just got it at the airport in person. $50US in newer clean bills. $100 for US citizens. Should be availsble from port as well. What are the impossible questions? Here is the TripAdvisor thread that may offer insight https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g293747-i9226-k12128434-Tanzania_eVisa_Online_Visa-Tanzania.html

Ensure you are applying for the single entry visa, not the transit visa....and you will be using the same entry exit....thus, not transiting.

Also, are you up to date with their yellow fever requirements?

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Yes yellow fever ok. Sailing into Zanzibar on a cruise ship for one day visit. E visa question I cannot answer   Q which air port are you landing and departing Q. Which land border are you landing and departing. There is no mention of Port arrival from Cruise ship. I am stuck.  Do I tel embassy for Tanzania

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Are you applying for the actual single visit visa?  And if you wouldn't mind, what country are you applying from?  I can try and look through it online.

Did you get any answer from the TripAdvisor thread?

Embassy, now that I think about it, you can apply through there, but it was still more than if you just did it at landing.  I might ask whether there is a process to get the visa at the Zanzibar port. I know often the port screening is rather simplified.

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Seems evisa only for land entry. https://www.evisatanzania.com/faqs

See paragraph 2, 'what are the documents and information.....

Even the visa page of the Embassy states only limited eligible points of entry....all land.

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Fluffybear Did you sort out the visa for Tanzania?  I’m having trouble with it too. I emailed them with questions but didn’t receive a reply 

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Hi BlueLadyBlue.....After much difficulty in obtaining the relevant information from My Cruise Company   Cruise and Maritime and from the The Travel Visa Company . (the visa company has been totally unhelpful to independents  e visa applications)

I have obtained the shipping agents address in Zanzibar  and telephone number and e mail address from Cruise and Maritime. This information is to fill the section on Host....If you wish me to  forward this to you please reply

for other sections....I am going to put MV MARCO POLO....I have just been granted my Indian Visa   (ONE SUCCESS) Sri Lanka and Tasmanian visa still to apply....Please contact me for more help.....I will not be obtaining these visa through the visa company   -01257249479

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Fluffybear

we are also sailing with CMV on the Marco Polo Africa & Indian Ocean cruise in January.  If you could email the information to me, I would be extremely grateful. Trying to apply for this visa is starting to make me question my intelligence!

lonnierumney at sign gmail dot com

For some reason I can’t use the actual at sign in this message.

Thank you 

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Hi BlueLadyBlue.....After much difficulty in obtaining the relevant information from My Cruise Company   Cruise and Maritime and from the The Travel Visa Company . (the visa company has been totally unhelpful to independents  e visa applications)

I have obtained the shipping agents address in Zanzibar  and telephone number and e mail address from Cruise and Maritime. This information is to fill the section on Host....If you wish me to  forward this to you please reply

for other sections....I am going to put MV MARCO POLO....I have just been granted my Indian Visa   (ONE SUCCESS) Sri Lanka and Tasmanian visa still to apply....Please contact me for more help.....I will not be obtaining these visa through the visa company   -01257249479

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IMG_3202.thumb.JPG.af936fa27314f9de787ab7ecc0ea8e08.JPGIMG_3202.thumb.JPG.af936fa27314f9de787ab7ecc0ea8e08.JPGHi Blue Lady....Did you sale on the Arcadia world cruise Jan 2019.

Cruise and Maritime have not been helpful in providing information to complete the Tanzanian visa.....I would say they could not care......They just direct us passengers to the Visa company.....Cruise and Maritime do not want to be bothered with passengers.although they must have provided to my booking agent the name and address of referees in India for the Indian Visa ...I have been granted the e visa for India......I do hope  Cruise and Maritime will have a more caring attitude once on board....There behavior in this Visa application has been challenging

.Do Cruise and Maritime think we passengers do not have a brain....In order to Complete the Tanzanian Visa information on the question of HOST whist in Tanzania (in our case Zanzibar) this information can only be obtained from Cruise and Maritime alone.After many tel call and e mail to customer services (CMV)  I have finally received the information on the question HOST   The correct tel number (MOBILE) is   +255 222128377 and not the one printed on the address  (from CMV) all other question i would suggest MV MARCO POLO

Any problems or your success please let me know....as I have not applied yet for a Tanzanian Visa

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Thank you.  I will definitely let you know how I make out.  Now having an issue with my MacBook Air as it won't let me access any of my photos.

We were not on the world cruise unfortunately.  This will be our first CMV cruise.

Haven't started on the India visa yet.  We did get one a number of years ago which required a three hour drive, each way, to their place in Toronto.  The first time we went they decided it was to soon to apply so we had to go back again a week or two later.  Ugh.  At least now it's online and having done it once am hopeful all will be well.

Fingers crossed.

Are we on the same cruise?

Oh, also received your email.  Thank you.

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yes same cruise  CMV Marco Polo sailing from Bristol (uk) 6th Jan 2020...good luck  Indian Visa 120 days before landing  you can apply now....Have you got the names of the referees in India...you need this to complete e visa....SRI LANKA VISA....I believe valid for 3 moths from the date of application ....same for Tasmanian e visa......Hope I have got the right...let me know....or you could go through a Visa Company and pay their fees

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9 minutes ago, fluffybear said:

yes same cruise  CMV Marco Polo sailing from Bristol (uk) 6th Jan 2020...good luck  Indian Visa 120 days before landing  you can apply now....Have you got the names of the referees in India...you need this to complete e visa....SRI LANKA VISA....I believe valid for 3 moths from the date of application ....same for Tasmanian e visa......Hope I have got the right...let me know....or you could go through a Visa Company and pay their fees

 

 

See you on board.

 

No I don't have the referees for India but would be grateful if you would share!  

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referees for INDIAN e visa........as photo.......all other questions  (not compulsory)  answer NA  (not available)....last visa...(if you do not know number and details  answer with 0000000000 and NA....anything else I can help with please contact me through this chat or my e mail.....IMG_3203.thumb.JPG.4d21b6a63c32e99aa06d3f710b4fafe6.JPG

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Ok. Let me know if successful.  Also if you find and more info on Tanzanian Visa. I am going to apply for this e visa after the 14th Nov. (3 months) before departure

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Fluffybear - according to the FAQ's on the Tanzania website, you can apply for your visa up to six months in advance of your visit although I'm wondering if it might not be safer to wait until we are in the 90 day period.

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with thanks.....To be safe I will apply after the 14th NOV  which is 3 months from arrival date   (a lot of effort for a few hrs stay)  I am wondering if we need this visa at all if a passenger elects not to go ashore....You will also need (I think) a letter headed with cruise and maritime showing your booking  along with passport and separate photo to upload.....Do you know if SRI LANKA VISA is 3 months or 6 months

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When will be the start date of the visa and What are the Maximum days of stay in Tanzania?
All Visas are valid from the date issued. 90 days from the date of entry/arrival.
On the Visa application form, what is the reference in Tanzania?
Name, address and phone number of your contact person in Tanzania, if you don’t have contact person, the name, address and phone number of hotel/accommodation while in Tanzania.
JUST FOUND THIS INFORMATION
Might be different for UK or Canada....I will stick to 3 months and then it says 14 days for approval

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