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About Tanzania

Population: According to the 2012 census, the total population was 44,928,923.[9] The under-15 age group represented 44.1 per cent of the population.

Economy: In 2020, the World Bank declared the rise of the Tanzanian economy from low income to lower middle income country, with a gross domestic product (GDP) estimated to be between US$1,006 and US$3,955

Health: As of 2012, life expectancy at birth was 61 years. The under-five mortality rate in 2012 was 54 per 1,000 live births. The maternal mortality rate in 2013 was estimated at 410 per 100,000 live births. Prematurity and malaria were tied in 2010 as the leading cause of death in children under 5 years old.

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PICTURES: Explosion of colour and culture at King Mzilikazi Day celebrations in UK
September 27, 2023
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Why Tanzanians Relocate to the Diaspora

The decision to migrate in Tanzania has often been a response to a combination of several factors, including economic, social and political and environmental factors such as poverty, landlessness and economic dislocations.

These factors are also often linked to factors such as trade, urbanisation and the growth of administrative sectors, agriculture, land degradation and rural poverty to induce migration, both internal and international. While international migration is not as popular as local or regional migration, the intents and purposes of it in general are the same. 

Body Repatriation To Tanzania

Repatriated bodies to Tanzania can be received at the Julius Nyerere International Airport. 

Cost of repatriating a body to Tanzania . 

Repatriation costs vary depending on weight, distance and funeral director fees. The cost of repatriating a body from for example the UK to Kenya is estimated at £3000.

Requirements for repatriating a body to Tanzania

  1. One certified copy of Death Certificate
  2. Burial Transit Permit
  3. Letter of non-contagious disease from local health department
  4. Notarized embalmment letter/Certificate of embalmment
  5. Deceased passport
  6. Two passport size photographs if deceased’s passport is at large
  7. The letter from the Funeral Director

Other Essentials for repatriating a body to Tanzania

  • All documents should be sent to the Tanzania Embassy in repatriating country for authentication and issuance of embassy Permit to ship the human remains to Tanzania.
  • Permission to ship the deceased body to Tanzania will be issued if all documents are available and acceptable. Issuance can be immediate in those circumstances. 

When in doubt, contact the Ugandan Embassy in the repatriating country.

How long does it take to repatriate a body to Tanzania?

  • It is difficult to know in advance the  timelines for repatriation to Tanzania as repatriation can only take place after all documentation are in place. Permission to ship the deceased body to Tanzania will be issued if all documents are available and acceptable. Issuance can be immediate in those circumstances. 

Tanzania Diaspora Population

According to Wikipedia, there are about +/-3.7 million Tanzanians that are living in the diaspora. They are spread across the following countries:

  • UK- 35K
  • USA- 20,308
  • CANADA- 19,500
  • OECD countries- 70,000
  • Sweden- 900
  • Australia- 1500
  • Zanzibar- undocumented
  • DRC- 400,000

The total population of Tanzania is estimated to be at 56 Million people according to Wikipedia. 

As stated above, the 4 million diaspora citizens make up 6.6% of the documented population. Statistics show that the majority of Tanzanian nationals emigrate to neighbouring African countries i.e. DRC and Zanzibar and some European countries for job opportunities.

Tanzania Diaspora Remittances

According to a report by the on remittances, Tanzania receives remittances of 435million per year from its citizens living out of the country as follows:

  • USA
  • DRC
  • UK

How Funds Are Remitted to Tanzania

Channels used by most Tanzanians to send money back home to friends and relatives:

  1. World Remit
  2. XOOM (A PayPal Service)
  3. Remitly
  4. Mpesa
  5. Western Union

Reasons for sending remittances to Tanzania

Remittances have become an important source for socio-economic equalizing and leveraging for many households and nations of the developing country. Migrants are said to have become the lifelines of their families back home.

Majority of the remittances sent home are primarily for upkeep of family members remaining in Tanzania.

Tanzania Connectivity

Most Tanzanians use internet applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook and E-mails to communicate with their family back home. In most African countries, using data to make a call is much cheaper than it is to use mobile airtime to phone overseas. 

Below are the statistics on the internet users in Tanzania and how widely spread Tanzanians are over the internet and on Social Media.

Internet users in Tanzania

  • There were 15.15 million internet users in Tanzania in January 2021.
  • The number of internet users in Tanzania increased by 435 thousand (+3.0%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • Internet penetration in Tanzania stood at 25.0% in January 2021

Social Media Statistics for Tanzania

  • There were 5.40 million social media users in Tanzania in January 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Tanzania increased by 900 thousand (+20%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Tanzania was equivalent to 8.9% of the total population in January 2021.

Mobile Connections in Tanzania

  • There were 50.15 million mobile connections in Tanzania in January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Tanzania increased by 2.6 million (+5.5%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Tanzania in January 2021 was equivalent to 82.7% of the total population.

Note: many people have more than one mobile connection, so figures for mobile connections may exceed 100% of the total population.



Tanzania Embassy in United Kingdom

Ghana Embassy Brazil

SHIS QL 10, Conjunto 8, Casa 2 – Lago Sul

Postal Code: 71630-085

Brasília – DF – Brasil

Tel: +55 (61) 3248-6047 / +55 (61) 3248-6049


Embassy of Tanzania in the USA

Ghana High Commission

13 Belgrave Square,

London SW1X 8PN

Tel:  +44(0)207 201 5901

+44(0)207 201 5900

+44(0)207 201 5921

Embassy of Tanzania in Australia

in Washington

3512 International Drive NW,

20008, Washington, United States

Phone: +1-202-686-4520

Email: /Website URL: 

Embassy of Tanzania in Sweden

Suite 15, Level 1, 301 Castlereagh Street

NSW 2000



Tel: +612-9299-6650


Latest information on the status of Tanzanians living in the diaspora-

For consulate and embassy information on Tanzania, please contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation,
LAPF Building 6th Floor
Makole Road,
40466  Dodoma, Tanzania.

Phone: :+255-26- 2323201-7
Fax: +255-26-2323208

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