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Tanzania - Collective Copyright Protection and Registration (Art Work)

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Apply In-Person:

  1. Application form for Collective Copyright Protection and Registration in Tanzania is available in the Tanzania Revenue Authority contact link
  2. Applicant must provide all necessary information in the application form.
  3. Applicant should make sure to carry all needed documents as photocopies and originals.
  4. Documents that are required for completing this procedure are mentioned under “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Applicant must attach photocopies of needed documents along with the application form while submitting it at the office.
  6. Fee for this procedure has to be paid as per the authority’s request.
  7. If all above-mentioned procedures were followed properly by the applicant, the permit will be issued within one week.
  8. Applicant will be notified regarding their application within one week through SMS or Email.
  9. After getting the notification from concerned authorities, applicant can visit the office to collect their permit.
  10. If there is no information regarding the permit is provided by concerned authorities, then, the applicant can visit the office to know status of the application.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Compact Disk
  • Video Compact Disk
  • Passport size photographs – 2
  • ID Card – National ID Card, Driving License, Passport
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificates
  • Name of Group members and Representatives
  • Copy of an agreement

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Location: Dar es Salaam
Address: Tanzania Revenue Authority,
Samora House, Samora Ave,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contact: (+255)-800-75-0075
Contact link
Location link


  • All members of the COSOTA are eligible to register and obtain a copyright permit of their original work.


Fee for this procedure has to be paid as per authority’s request.


  • The copyright protection is valid for an additional 70 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach some documents that can be used by people e.g. links.

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time for this procedure is 1 week.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&>
from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".


  • Applicant should provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.
  • Applicant must follow all instructions provided by concerned authorities properly.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Address of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Bank Account
  • Inheritance Information
  • Name of Group
  • Representatives
  • Group Members

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Copyright Protection and Registration of an art work is necessary for enjoying ownership of it.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The registration is necessary for getting Information on composer, creator, publisher, arranger, producers and distributors of artist’s work.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • The copyright registration will enable to claim and receive royalties in and out of Tanzania mainland.

External Links[edit]

  • Tanzania Revenue Authority link


More information which might help.