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Visa Application

 General Information

1. The Consular office is open for visa applications, collections and phone calls from Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m – 1 p.m and 2 pm-4 pm

2. Effective January 1, 2018, Nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International airport and all land borders.

Please click here to view the communiqué on the new visa regime.

A visa valid for up to 30 days on arrival without a prior application will be issued to all citizens of any given country including Travel document (Temporally) holders, visa fee-USD 50. Multiple entry and East African Visas have to be applied for in advance either online or through the Embassy.

3. With effect from November 1, 2014 holders of Swedish Passports will be required to pay for an entry visa to Rwanda (visa valid for up to 30 days). However, like all other countries, they are NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY IN ADVANCE,  they can request and receive a visa at the airport or any point of entry in Rwanda.

The visitor’s visa should not be used for employment.

4. The Embassy regrets to inform its clients that there are several websites that have been selling fraudulent visas to unsuspecting victims. The only two websites that can guarantee you authentic online visas are migration.gov.rw and irembo.gov.rw 

While Cybersecurity officials look into the matter, we ask you to exercise caution in the visa process to avoid being a victim to these websites.

Online Visas

The Embassy does not handle matters related to Online Visa applications.

Online Visa applications, apply and follow-up at the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration.

 

Visa Categories and Fees

 

SUB CLASS V1

 

This visa is issued to a foreigner who visits Rwanda for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational or other short-term reasons other than work purposes.

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* This visa is issued upon arrival at the border post, online, at immigration and emigration office, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General

VISA FEES

* 50 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for single entry

* 70 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for multiple entries

VISA VALIDITY

* VALID FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS FOR SINGLE ENTRY OR OF NINETY (90) DAYS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES.

 

SUB CLASS V2

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreigner who wishes to visit a family member or a close relative who resides in Rwanda.

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* This visa is issued upon arrival at the border post, online, at immigration and emigration office, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General.

VISA FEES

* 50 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for single entry

* 70 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for multiple entries

WORK

* Work is not permitted

VISA VALIDITY

* This visa is valid for a period of thirty (30) days for single entry or of ninety (90) days for multiple entries

VISA EXTENSION

* May be extended in exceptional circumstances

The extension should be applied for whilst initial visa remains valid

 

SUB CLASS V3-1 

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreign diplomat visiting Rwanda for official purposes.

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* Issued upon arrival at the border post, online, at immigration and emigration office, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General.

VISA FEES

* Free of charge

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES

* Single entry

VISA VALIDITY

*valid for a period of thirty (30) days

VISA EXTENSION

* May be extended in exceptional circumstances

The extension should be applied for whilst initial visa remains valid

 

SUB CLASS V4 

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreign skilled worker who is seeking employment and whose skills are on the occupations on-demand list.

DEPENDENTS

* Not allowed

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* At the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General.

TRAVEL DOCUMENT

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

VISA FEES

* 75 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES

* Multiple entries

WORK

* Work is not allowed

VISA VALIDITY

* VALID FOR 90 DAYS

 

SUB CLASS V5

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreigner who intends to enter Rwanda for conference, meeting, workshop or any other related activity.

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* This visa is issued upon arrival at the border post, online, at the Directorate General, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General

VISA FEES

* 50 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES

* Single entry

WORK

* Work is not permitted

VISA VALIDITY

* Valid for thirty (30) days

 

SUB CLASS V6

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreign prospective investor, entrepreneur or trader who visits Rwanda to explore available business opportunities

DEPENDENTS

* Not allowed

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* Issued at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence, at immigration and emigration office or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General

VISA FEES

* 50 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for single entry

* 70 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

for multiple entries

WORK

* Work is not allowed

VISA VALIDITY

* Valid for a period of ninety (90) days

VISA EXTENSION

* Renewable once

 

SUB CLASS V8

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreigner who is traveling as a member of a group of four (4) to ten (10) tourists.

DEPENDENTS

* Not allowed

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* This visa is issued at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence, online or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General. It may also be issued at entry point upon showing prior approval by the Directorate General.

VISA FEES

* 150 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES

* Single entry

WORK

  • Work is not allowed

VISA VALIDITY

* Valid for a period of thirty (30) days.

VISA EXTENSION

* May be extended in exceptional circumstances

 

SUB CLASS V11

 

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* This visa is issued to a foreign tourist who intends to visit countries signatories to the agreement on the establishment of the East Africa Tourist Visa and its revenue sharing or any similar agreement.

DEPENDENTS

* Not allowed

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* This visa is issued upon arrival at the border post, online, at the office of a diplomatic mission of Rwanda in the applicant’s country of residence or at any other place as may be determined by the Directorate General.

VISA FEES

* 100 USD or equivalent according to the latest Exchange rate (Selling) on www.forex.se

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES

* Multiple entries

WORK

* Work is not allowed

VISA VALIDITY

* Its validity, usage, and a number of entries depending on the agreement between concerned parties.

VISA EXTENSION

* May be extended in exceptional circumstances

 

More information: https://www.migration.gov.rw/our-services/visa/tourist-visa/v1/

 

Visa application Requirements

  • Applicant must provide a passport valid for at least six months.
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1)VISA APPLICATION FORM(pdf) in his/her own handwriting or in type.
  • Applicant is required to provide two passport photographs with white background and both ears in view.
  • Signed accompanying letter explaining the purpose for travelling to Rwanda.
  • An invitation letter and/or confirmation of hotel accommodation booking. NOTE: A telephone contact for your host/hotel MUST be included.
  • Proof of payment (Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable) into Embassy´s Bank Account (see details below).
  • A stamped/prepaid, registered and self-addressed envelope must be included with an application submitted by mail. Ask your local post office for such stamps. Alternatively, an applicant may arrange collection of their passport by a courier or pay postage fee 120,00 SEK into Embassy´s Bank Account (see details below).
  • The visa process takes 3 working days. Applicants are advised to allow for more days ahead of travel in case of delays.

Visa Bank Account Details

Bank: SEB
Account: 5277-10 194 50
IBAN:  SE83 5000 0000 052771019450
BIC:  ESSESESS
 
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA,
BARNHUSGATAN 3, 3RD FL.,
111 23 STOCKHOLM,
SWEDEN.

The application form for a visa to Rwanda can also be downloaded VISA APPLICATION FORM (pdf)

 


3 Comments

  1. Martin Gullberg says:

    Hi
    If I’m right you can get your visa when entering Rwanda, you don’t have to apply in advance.
    I’m entering Rwanda by car from Uganda. Does that mean the same procedure??

    Best regards, Martin

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    • Embassy says:

      Hi Martin,
      Visa on arrival applies to all Rwandan entry points including land entry points. So yes. Same procedure at boarder with Uganda.

      Like

  2. sven gruvstad says:

    Hi
    I will be entering from Tanzania to Rwanda by car as a tourist. I need an East Africa visa, 90 days, since I also will visit Uganda and Kenya. Can I get my East Africa visa at the entry point at Rwanda?
    Best regards,
    Sven

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