From 1st Jan 2018, Nationals of all countries receive visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.

 Please click here to view the communiqué on new visa regime  

 Citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt, have also option to submit application online (Click here) or at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence before departure. Those applying online have option to pay online or upon arrival.

Application for visa extension is submitted at Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices.   Detailed requirements are set out in the Information for applicants for each class  of visa.

Extension of a visa should be applied for whilst initial visas remain valid.

Visitors who wish to visit simultaneously the three countries (Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda) for tourism may apply for the East Africa Tourist Visa (EATV) online at https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/web/dgie/east-africa-tourist-visa, upon arrival or from Rwanda Diplomatic missions abroad. If acquiring the EATV visa before travel, your first entry point must be the country through which you applied for the visa.  The East Africa Tourist Visa costs US$100, is valid for 90 days and is multiple entry (if staying within the three countries)

 NOTE:

Visa to Rwanda are issued on arrival or from Rwandan Embassies. Optionally you can apply online at the official website of the DGIE which is www.migration.gov.rw or the Government portal www.irembo.gov.rw only.

There is no single affiliated Agent that is authorized to apply for visa on your behalf. Such Agents may mislead you and charges more than the visa fees.

The visa fees must not exceed 30 USD for single entry visa. Refer to the following ling to know the standard rates of visa fees at https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=249

 

The visitor’s and East Africa Tourist Visa should not be used for employment.  

 Please click here to view the official stamped announcement    

 Use the following link to read the standard rates for Visa Fees.

 Use the following link to read the instructions on Yellow Fever.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SEEKING TO VISIT RWANDA ON A TOURIST VISA

Travel Document:

An applicant should have a valid passport or another acceptable travel document.

The document must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.

Health Requirements:

A vaccination certificate may be required at the border post. In the event of a major disease outbreak, specific requirements could be set and put to the knowledge of the public.

Visa Fees:

These are fees for processing of applications. If applications are refused, or withdrawn by the applicant, refunds of fees will not be made.

Validity of a Visa:

The maximum and minimum period of validity of a visa is set out in the Information for Applicants for each visa class.

Single or Multiple Entries:

Whether a visa is issued for single or multiple entries is set out in the Information for Applicants for each visa class.

Financial Requirements:

An applicant must have sufficient funds to cover the costs of their stay in Rwanda. Evidence for such funds may be requested online, at the Rwandan foreign mission or at the entry point.

Extension of a Visa for Some Classes:

Some visa classes may be extended. Details are set out in the Information for applicants for each class.

Extension of a visa should be applied for whilst initial visas remain valid.

A grace period of 5 days after a visa has expired is allowed for a person to either depart or renew their visa without a penalty; otherwise the person will be subjected to a penalty and may be refused a visa extension.

Change of Status for Some Classes:

An applicant may apply to the Director General for another class of visa whilst they are in Rwanda and whilst their current visa remains valid.

For the group tourist visa change of status is not permitted. Information for applicants for the particular visa class will state if change of status is not allowed.

Verification of Documents:

*Marriage certificate, birth certificate, death certificate and adoption certificate must  be certified or true copies by the issuing authority.

*The Police clearance must be original