Rwanda Visa Requirements

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 If applications are refused, or withdrawn by the applicant, refunds of fees will not be made.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