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Travel Kit

Travel Resource to Rwanda

Visa for Rwanda

Foreign Nationals wishing to obtain Rwandan Visas, submit their applications to Rwandan Embassies or Diplomatic Missions of their Country of residence for processing. For the case of those coming from countries where we don’t have an Embassy or Diplomatic Mission, they should request for an entry facility online which will be used to obtain a visa on any official point of entry in Rwanda.
In view of the bilateral agreements, the Nationals of the following Countries may visit Rwanda without visa for a period up to 90 days: USA, Germany, Canada, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, Great Britain, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong and Burundi.
The visitor’s visa should not be used for employment.

Categories of Visas

The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration issues the following visas:
Entry visa : available online only, issued for a single entry on any official point of entry in Rwanda, valid for 15 days and renewable by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration up to 90 days maximum (Apply online now!)
Transit visa: duration 2 days
Visitors’/ tourist visa: issued by Rwandan Embassies and renewable at Migration office;
Resident visa with work permit/business-working: renewable and multiple entry;
Resident visa without work permit
Permanent visa: multiple entries.


The applicant should have:
A valid Passport;
Application letter specifying type of visa required;
A recently taken passport size photo (4 cm x 4cm);
A complete filled application form
NB:  Police clearance from country of residence within the last six months is required
When applying for resident visa


Passports – Rwanda RWANDAN PASSPORTS:
Ordinary passport;
Official passport;
Diplomatic passport


Laissez passer
Emergency travel document (not yet in place);
Refugee travel document;
Collective laissez-passer (not yet in place);
Border pass