Business license application form (original)
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
Stamped memorandum and articles of association (Simple copy)
Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate of a Company (Simple copy)
Resident permit class "A" (Simple copy)
For foreign subscribers whose residential addresses in the Memorandum and Articles of Associations is in Tanzania
Lease agreement (Simple copy)
Title deed (Simple copy)
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
Tax clearance certificate (Simple copy)
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:
Min. 5mn - Max. 15mn
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 1 day - Max. 2 days
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 511, 12, 14, 17
Finance Act 2015
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