Important information notice from Schengen Member States

Important information notice from Schengen Member States

According to Article 12 (a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009, commonly known as “Visa Code”, the validity of a travel document shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States.

According to an official notification from the Tanzanian authorities issued to all diplomatic missions, all Tanzanian passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 1st of February 2020.

The Schengen Member States therefore wish to inform the Tanzanian public that if your travel plans extend past 31st of October 2019 ONLY the new East African Community biometric e-Passport can be accepted for Schengen visa applications.