Tanzanians wishing to travel to the United Kingdom will have their visa applications processed out of Nairobi as of 1 December as part of an overhaul of visa-issuing procedures worldwide. Under the new rules applicants will need to make their request at least six weeks ahead of travel and the British High Commission (BHC) in Dar es Salaam will no longer be able to issue visas at short notice.

Tanzanian nationals should make an initial application on line at www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk before presenting their passport and supporting documentation to an embassy official in Dar es Salaam. The paperwork will then be sent to the Kenyan capital for processing. Successful applicants can expect to receive their visa three weeks thereafter; the whole process takes about six weeks from start to finish.

The change comes under the auspices of the new

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