Class T4 Visiting Diplomat

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Eligible Person:

This class of visa is issued to a diplomat visiting for official purposes.


Dependants may accompany the visiting diplomat when the official visit requires so. Otherwise dependants may be issued with a separate visa.

Where Applications can be Made:

*Applications is made at a Rwandan diplomatic mission or at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices.

* The application should be accompanied by a letter from the applicant’s government, or the international organization which employs him/her, stating the purpose of the visit and its duration.

Travel document:

Any genuine acceptable travel document valid not less than 6 months.

Visa Fee:

Free of charge

Visa Validity:

Up to two years.

Single or Multiple Entry:

Multiple entry

Work or no Work:

Work is permitted for the purpose of the visit, which must not exceed 90 days at a time.

Change of Status:

A visiting Diplomat who may wish to remain in Rwanda at the end of his/her visit should seek an appropriate visa or permit from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration. 

Visa Extension:

No visa extension except new application.


*One clear colored passport size photo with white background, recently taken without glasses, caps and scurf; (the photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue stick. Stapling and clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable).

*A complete filled application form  Click here to download application form

*An application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration.


To avoid penalties, the applicant should apply/renew visa in time before expiration of current visa. Penalty fee is 20,000frw in a period of 06 to 15 days of the delay. Article 34 of the Ministerial Order establishing procedures and regulations categorizes other penalties from 16 days to 9 months and above.