Moving to Tanzania

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You are moving to Tanzania. Atlas Movers will get you there.


Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to Tanzania is a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in KenyaNorthern Ireland or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to Tanzania.

We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to Tanzania. You have worked and lived abroad, and you now want to move back to Tanzania. Like any other relocation, moving to Tanzania is a major event. Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door.

Atlas International Movers calls at various destinations all over the world each week to pack, load and deliver household goods. Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your move to the country of Tanzania.

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to Tanzania it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to Tanzania, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in Tanzania. So where can I find more information about visas in Tanzania? The best place with the most information is the official visa website for Tanzania. The Tanzanian government made it very easy for you to find out whether you need a visa or not. The website has an eVisa application program. Please consider the following information beforehand:

  • Types of Visa
  • Required documents
  • Countries whose citizens do not require visa on entry
  • Countries whose citizens require approval by the Tanzania Commissioner General of Immigration

All travellers to Tanzania, other than the Nationalities listed below, require a valid Visa each time they enter the Republic of Tanzania. A Single Entry Visa (Ordinary Visa / Tourist Visa / Visitor’s Pass) is the most common type of Visa and can be obtained via the Tanzania Electronic Visa Application System (eVisa) or on arrival and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. On this website you’ll find a list of countries in which people do not require a short-stay visa.

There are multiple types of visas, below you’ll find the list of the different types:


On this webpage you will find extra information about the different types of visas, their guidelines and how much they cost.

If you intend to stay longer than 90 days, you will have to submit an application for a residence permit. There are three types of residence permits, namely:

  • A: For self –employed foreigners (investors)
  • B: For expatriates working in company/ private institutions.
  • C: For other classes of foreigners such as researchers, retired persons, Missionaries, Volunteers etc.

On the official visa website for Tanzania you will find the multiple long stay visa options available. This is an easy way to help you find out which visa is most suitable for you.

Can I become a Tanzanian Citizen?

Can I become a Tanzanian citizen? Yes, you can become a Tanzanian citizen with all the accompanying rights through naturalization. ​​Conditions for citizenship through naturalization:

  • that he has resided in the United Republic throughout the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application,
  • that during the ten years immediately preceding the said period of twelve months he resided in the United Republic for periods amounting in the aggregate do not less than seven years,
  • that he has an adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or the English language,
  • that he is of good character,
  • that, in terms of his past and potential contribution to the national economy, or scientific and technological advancement and to the national social and cultural welfare, he would be a suitable citizen of the United Republic,
  • that he intends, if naturalized, to continue to reside permanently in the United Republic.

For more information on how to become a Tanzanian national, contact the municipality where you live. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about Tanzanian citizenship.

You are moving to Tanzania, what’s next?

So you’re moving to Tanzania! You have a job offer/work contract with a residence visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now it’s important to make the relocation to Tanzania as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. In addition to moving to Tanzania, you will also have to start looking at everything Tanzania has to offer. Why else is moving to Tanzania right for you? Well, living in Tanzania can be challenging, expats should always try to be safe and avoid isolated areas. On this page you will find more safety tips. But Tanzania also has beautiful scenery, great food with gorgeous nature.

These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in Tanzania:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro: Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak (5,895 m) and Tanzania’s most iconic image.
  • Serengeti National Park: It’s most famous for the annual wildebeest migration but you can also see the Big Five here, and nearly 500 species of birds have been recorded on the Serengeti.
  • Zanzibar Beaches: The island of Zanzibar, also called Unguja, is a major holiday destination in Tanzania and known for its beautiful beaches.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and is one of Tanzania’s most popular wildlife viewing areas.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: The highlight of Lake Manyara Park is the large population of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and hippos, which can be observed at a much closer range than in other parks.

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in Tanzania, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website! Don’t worry the website is also in English!

Living in Tanzania

Moving to Tanzania is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. Living in Tanzania is easy and the people are outgoing. The people of Tanzania have a rich cultural heritage that spans back centuries. Home to a huge variety of ethnic groups, tribes, and blends of religions, it’s easy to imagine a long list of do’s and don’ts. Fortunately, the list isn’t very long at all. Aside from the obvious politeness and friendliness. So what are the things you should read into, before living in Tanzania?

These are some of the things expats found different about living in Tanzania. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to make living in Tanzania easier for expats. If you want more information about Tanzanian culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about Tanzania.

How do we proceed?

The process of moving to Tanzania is different for every client, it depends on which country you’re moving from and if you’re already a Tanzanian citizen. But our system stays the same! The employees of our partners will pack your household goods in seaworthy packaging, after which they will be transported by sea, while small consignments will be sent by air. They will visit you at your home and will discuss with you what is required in order to emigrate to Tanzania. They will draw up a detailed inventory and will explain to you the specific rules for the customs clearance of your belongings, to ensure you are fully prepared for moving to Tanzania.

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that you will have no surprises when moving to Tanzania. If you’re planning to move to Tanzania and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or use one of the options below.

A call request

We will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and plan an appointment for a pre move survey. Let us guide and advise you to make your transition as smoothly as possible. Feel free to leave your name and number, one of our customer service agents will call you shortly to assist you.

A video survey

You have come to a stage that you require to request a quotation for your upcoming move. You may still have some questions and prefer a video survey above an in-home survey. Select a day and time and we will reach out to you to conduct a video survey. Using your mobile device you can show us the items you would like to move.

A survey form

You know exactly what to move and would like to learn more about the flexibility of our services and related pricing. Just follow the process, complete your details, tell us about your requirements and we will get back to you shortly with our quotation for your requested services.

If you are not really sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions! If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Your own relocation coordinator

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door. If you have any questions during the relocation process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in Tanzania without any problems.

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to Tanzania. Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Dar es Salaam, Mwanza or Arusha or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

If you are moving to Tanzania and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to Tanzania, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!



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