Class T11 Bridging

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Eligible Person:

A person who has lost his/her status in Rwanda.

This visa is granted, in exceptional circumstances, to enable a person to stay temporarily in Rwanda pending receiving a substantive visa or permit or their departure from Rwanda.


Will be issued with the same visa as of the principal applicants

Where Applications Made:

*Application should be lodged at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices.

Travel document:

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

Validity of Visa:

Depending on the circumstances but shall not exceed ninety days (90 days) and shall loose its valid upon exit.

Single or Multiple Entry:

Shall only permit the holder to exit Rwanda.

Work or No Work:

No work is permitted

Visa fee:

10.000 Rwf

Change of Status:

A visa class T11 holder may change his/her status.

Visa Extension:

This visa is not extendable.


*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.

*A bank slip of 10,000 Rwf paid to RRA;  Click the following link to request for payment advice ticket to take to the bank.


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.