Rwanda Visa application requirements

RWANDA VISA APPLICATION;

You can apply in person at the embassy OR send in your visa application to the embassy. Online applications are only found and issued at the immigration website. For more information visit www.migration.gov.rw.

COUNTRIES EXEMPTED FROM VISA TO RWANDA

Kenya, United States of America, Uganda, Sweden, Burundi, Great Britain, Tanzania, Germany, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hong Kong, South Africa and Mauritius.

COUNTRIES NOT LISTED:  If your country is not listed above, you must obtain a visa to be able to enter Rwanda. We strongly advise all visitors to get a visa to Rwanda in advance before they travel. This can be done online, very simple. Most airlines will not let you on board without a valid Rwandan visa once your ticket shows Rwanda as the last destination.

Citizens of the listed nations who hold different passport/travel documents, not from their countries, will not enjoy the exoneration privilege, and that include REFUGEE/ASYLEE US travel document holders.

VISA PROCESSING TIME AND PAYMENT

The processing time for Rwanda Visa is four (4) to (8) business days for regular VISA and three (3) days for EXPEDITED Services. Payment must be in money order, cashier check or bank draft. The embassy does not accept personal checks, credit cards or cash as means of payment. Submission of documents in short of one or more of the above VISA REQUIREMENTS, will cause delay in the processing.
All applicants must provide active email address and phone number to facilitate easy communication where need be.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

The Embassy of Rwanda in Washington DC would like to request all visa applicants and / individuals going to Rwanda, to make sure they have their Yellow fever certificate at the time of travel. This applies to all Rwandan borders. When applying for a visa, only a copy could be submitted along with application as a requirement.

For exceptional cases, where applicant(s) can not have yellow fever vaccine shots; for instance, senior citizen and people whose health conditions do not permit this vaccine, a doctor’s written recommendation must be possessed at the time of travel.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RWANDA VISA

See link below for any question about visa to Rwanda;
http://rwandaembassy.org/consular-services/services-faq.html#4V

PASSPORT
You must have a valid passport for at least 3 months.