Just as other countries, Rwanda has its regulations for one to attain its visa. Foreign Nationals wishing to obtain a Rwandan Visa, submit their applications to Rwandan Diplomatic Missions of their Country of residence for processing.
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.
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.
In case where there is no diplomatic Mission/ consulate, foreign nationals request for a visa acceptance letter online, which will be presented on arrival to obtain a visa upon payment of visa fee ($30)?
In view of bilateral agreements, nationals of the following Countries may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period of up to 90 days: Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
EAC Partner states citizens’ shall be issued with 6 months visitors pass (renewable) upon arrival with no fee.
Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America will be issued with entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and pay for a visa ($30) upon arrival without prior application.
However, a visitor’s visa should not be used for employment and nationals of all African countries traveling to or transiting through Rwanda obtains an entry visa upon arrival without necessarily making prior application and pay for a visa ($30) where applicable.
The maximum and minimum period of validity of a visa is set out in the Information for Applicants for each visa class.
Whether a visa is issued for single or multiple entries is set out in the Information for Applicants for each visa class.
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.
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.
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.
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