Class T8 Medical Treatment

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Eligible Person:

A person who has a need for and has confirmed medical treatment or medical consultations in Rwanda.

An applicant must be able to confirm:

*Appointment to a public health facility or private clinic signed by competent medical practitioner of that facility

*A person must have realistic plans to return to their home country.

*A person accompanying the applicant granted a Medical Treatment visa is issued with the same class of visa.


No dependants allowed.

Where Applications can be Made:

*Except on extension, a visa can be issued at the Rwandan diplomatic mission.

*At the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices for extension.

*Applications must be accompanied by a statement from a medical practitioner or the head of the health facility or clinic treating the person stating that the treatment is available and that satisfactory arrangements have been made for the payment for the treatment.

Travel document:

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

Visa Fee:

 20 USD

 Visa extension fee:

 Rwf 10,000

Validity Period of Visa:

90 days

Single or Multiple Entry:

Multiple entry

Work or No Work:

Work is prohibited.

Change of Status:

Not allowed.

Visa Extension:

Visas may be extended for a period up to 90 days. Applicants should apply to the Directorate General whilst the current visa remains valid.


*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.