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TANZANIA – New Company Documents Required for Residence Permit Applications

, 13/09/2017

The Tanzanian Immigration Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs has recently imposed significant additional company document requirements on foreign employees applying for residence permits.

Applicants for Class A and B residence permits are now required to submit the following corporate documents from their sponsoring employers:

Letter stating the current status of shareholders from the Registrar of Companies of the Business Registration and Licensing Authority (BRELA), including immigration status if shareholder is a foreign national;
Tax Clearance Certificate from the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA); and
Certified copies of the employer’s tax payment slips from the TRA.

Action Items

Sponsoring companies should ensure that these new documents are available early in their foreign employees’ immigration processes, to avoid delays in obtaining their residence permits once the work permit is issued by the Ministry of Labor.