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Government of Canada services and information in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the High Commission of Canada in Tanzania.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Payment method

  • Pay your application fees online.
  • Cash
    • Canadian dollars
    • American dollars
    • Tanzanian Shillings
  • Credit card accepted. Use the credit card authorization form.
    • For every $50 there is a logistics fee of $1.50
  • Bank transfer
    • Before depositing the fee into the High Commission bank account, confirm with your bank about bank charges so the correct amount can be deposited.
Details Fee (CAD) Fee (TZS) Fee (USD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 131250.00 60.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 175000.00 75.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

  • Cash
    • Canadian dollars
    • American dollars
    • Tanzanian Shillings
  • Credit card accepted. Use the credit card authorization form.
    • For every $50 there is a logistics fee of $1.50
  • Bank transfer
    • Before depositing the fee into the High Commission bank account, confirm with your bank about bank charges so the correct amount can be deposited.
Details Fee (CAD) Fee (TZS) Fee (USD)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 87500.00 40.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 87500.00 40.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 87500.00 40.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00 87500.00 40.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 35000.00 15.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 30.00 87500.00 40.00
Transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission. The fee shown is per transfer. 75.00 131250.00 60.00
Letter of Introduction 50.00 87500.00 40.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Payment method

  • Pay online for all your passport services.
  • Cash
    • Canadian dollars
    • American dollars
    • Tanzanian Shillings
  • Credit card accepted. Use the credit card authorization form.
    • For every $50 there is a logistics fee of $1.50
  • Bank transfer
    • Before depositing the fee into the High Commission bank account, confirm with your bank about bank charges so the correct amount can be deposited.
Details Fee (CAD) Fee (TZS) Fee (USD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 455000.00 190.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 332500.00 145.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 175000.00 75.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 78750.00 35.00
Retention of valid Passport 45.00 78750.00 35.00
Insertion of a special stamp or observation 45.00 78750.00 35.00
Certified true copies of part of a passport or other travel document (up to three copies) 45.00 78750.00 35.00
Declaration in lieu of guarantor 50.00 87500.00 40.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Same-sex marriage is illegal in Tanzania.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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