The Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA) is an education institution established by the Tanzania Immigration Services Department in December 2008. The objective of establishing TRITA was initially to have a facility that will be offering migration studies in a more specialized manner to Immigration officers from Tanzania, as well as from other EAC partner states and beyond.
Since its establishment, the Tanzania Immigration Services Department had no specific facility to train new recruits for the department,instead the officers were trained in other military training institutionssuch as the Police Training College, Kiwira Prisons College and Ruvu National Services Camp. For this reason there had been a growing need for the department to have its own training facility.
In 1998, the government through the Ministry of Home Affairs acquired the buildingcomplex which is currently the Academy facilities. In the same year, Tanzania became a member of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and signed a technical cooperation agreement, of which IOM agreed to implement the Capacity Building in Migration Management Project (CBMMP) for East African Community Partner States. Through this project IOM worked closely with Tanzania Government towards establishing the Academy.
The Tanzania Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration Services Department undertook major rehabilitation of the building facilities and by 12th December 2008, the Academy was officially opened by the former Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein.
The Academy has continued to offer basic training courses as well as special tailor made programmes to Immigration, government and private sector officials from Tanzania and neighbouring countries. The Academy is a registered institution by the National Accreditation Council for Technical Education (NACTE).