List of steps
(Total number of steps: 19)
Obtain notarized return and declaration delivered form  (1)
Obtain certificate of compliance  (4)
Register notarized lease agreement  (3)
Obtain Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)  (3)
Obtain business licence  (4)
Register for VAT  (2)
Register for social security  (2)

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Submit business licence request

Timeframe ( see details )

Wait until next step

0 mn  -  10 mn
0 days  -  1 day

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of industry & trade

NSSF Waterfront house, Sokoine drive, , Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 9503
Fax: +255 222 125 832
Email: ps@mit.go.tz
Website: http://www.mit.go.tz/

Unit in charge

Department of trade, promotion and marketing (4th floor)

Mon: 08:00-15:30
Tue: 08:00-15:30
Wed: 08:00-15:30
Thu: 08:00-15:30
Fri: 08:00-15:30

Person in charge

Receptionists - department of marketing

Tel: +255 222 127 897, +255 222 127 898

Expected results

Appointment 01 - Appointment

Requirements

1. Business license application form
Business license application form (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate (Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (Simple copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certified Memorandum and Articles of Association (Simple copy)
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certified certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Resident permit class "A" (Simple copy)
Showing the holder to be investor in that company / business.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of suitable business premises for the business applied for
This may be: copy of title deed, tenancy agreement; or receipt of rent or property payment.
Additional requirements for specific businesses
1.
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for clearing and forwarding licenses.
2.
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism promotion.
3.
Professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
4.
Air worthiness
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
5.
Sea worthiness
Authorizing ship to sail.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Max. 5mn
Attention at counter: Max. 5mn
Waiting time until next step: Max. 1 day

Legal justification

1. Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 17

Additional information

Depending on the business activity, some companies will be required to obtain specific business licences before obtaining a business licence from the ministry of industry and trade. Above are just few of the many specific licences a company could obtain.

Recourse: Ministry of industry & trade

Entity in charge

Ministry of industry & trade

NSSF Waterfront house, Sokoine drive, , Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 9503
Fax: +255 222 125 832
Email: ps@mit.go.tz
Website: http://www.mit.go.tz/

Unit in charge

Licensing office

Mon: 08:00-15:30
Tue: 08:00-15:30
Wed: 08:00-15:30
Thu: 08:00-15:30
Fri: 08:00-15:30

Person in charge

Christopher S. Nassari

Principal trade officer
Tel: +255 222 127 897, +255 754 267 106
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