Business license application form (original)
Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate (Simple copy)
Certificate of compliance (Simple copy)
Certified Memorandum and Articles of Association (Simple copy)
Certified certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
Resident permit class "A" (Simple copy)
Showing the holder to be investor in that company / business.
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
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
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for clearing and forwarding licenses.
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism promotion.
Professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
Authorizing ship to sail.
Waiting time in queue:
Attention at counter:
Waiting time until next step:
Max. 1 day
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 17
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.