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Tanzania Revenue Authority - TRA

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A Driving Licence is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a Public Roadway. Holders of driving license of certain class will be obliged to drive only such a class  upon which s/he was tested for and not otherwise.


  • Attended any recognized driving college and awarded a certificate
  • More than 18 years of age for motor vehicles and 16 years of age  onwards for motorcycles
  • Have a learner/provisional driving license ( Tshs 10,000/= renewable every 3 months)
  • Must undergo test fee-GRR
  • Must have an eye test certificate
  • Must have applied to Traffic police for testing
  • Must go to traffic police with a car for testing
  • Pay a Driving test fee Tsh. 3,000/=

Applicant having being tested may be allowed to drive motorcycles and saloon cars.


  • Fill the forms for being issued a TIN (If you had none).
  • Fill the prescribed Licence form at Tanzania Revenue Authority.
  • Pay the recommended Licence fee Tshs 40,000/= through the Bank.
  • All your information will be collected through a computer system for data capture.
  • Police will provide you with a document to return to TRA.
  • TRA will provide you the driving Licence.


  • The license will be in a form of a smart card with the national flag and emblem on it.
  • All offences that will be committed by a driver will be captured by this
    new licensing system.
  • The license can be suspended or withdrawn depending on the gravity
    of the offences.
  • The driving licence will be valid for three years and you will be required
    to renew it.
Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 19-11-2015
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