Visa

 

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30 days visa upon arrival:

  • Citizens of all Countries are issued a visa upon arrival at the international airport in Kigali or at entry through the official borders without prior application. A single entry visa will be issued which is valid for 30 days and costs $ 30 USD payable in cash or by credit card.
  • Rwanda will grant a visa free of charge, with 90 days validity to the following countries on reciprocal basis: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Senegal, Seychelles, Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Congo, East African Community Partner States, Mauritius, Philippines and Singapore
  • COMESA Member States to get 90 days visa upon arrival – Citizens of COMESA Member States to get 90 days visa on arrival (on payment of the prescribed fee)
  • The East African Community Visa (EAC) is also available at every official border crossing

Please note:

Visa fees are non-refundable if the application is either refused or withdrawn by the applicant.

People who intend to do voluntary work or an internship in Rwanda have to enter the country with a Single Entry Visa, non-German-Nationals should enter the country with a Single Entry Visa.

A working permit has to be applied for immediately after entering Rwanda at Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration.

Further Information are to be found here:
www.migration.gov.rw

  • Application letter addressed to the Ambassador indicate your current physical address, phone number and e-mail address
  • Visa Application form filled in one copy - find it here.
  • A valid passport with a minimum  validity of 6 months
  • Two passport photos with a white background and clearly showing both ears
  • Proof of payment and, if the document is to be sent back to you by post, please include postage fee of 5 €.
  • Invitation letter, if applicable
  • Employee transfer letter, if applicable

The Embassy issues the following visa :

This visa is issued to a person who is not a national of a country with which Rwanda has a visa waiver regime, to visit for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational purpose or other short term non work purpose.

Fees:

- single entry: 45€
- multiple entry: 45€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

This visa is issued to a person who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for tourism. This Visa is only issued if Rwanda is the country of first port of entry.

Fees:
multiple entry: 90€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

This visa is issued to a person who wishes to visit a family member or a close relative residing in Rwanda.

Fees:
- single entry: 45€
- multiple entry: 45€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

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

No Fees!

This visa is issued by Immigration authorities in Rwanda to a skilled worker seeking employment, whose occupation is on the Occupations Demand List(ODL) available on the migration website in publications.

Visa Fees:  30.000 RWF.

This visa is issued to a person intending to participate in a meeting or conference.

Fees:
- single entry: 27€
- multiple entry: 45€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

This visa is issued to a prospective investor, entrepreneur or trader to visit and explore business opportunities in Rwanda.

Fees:
- single entry: 45€
- multiple entry: 45€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

This visa is issued to a person who is traveling as a member of a group of four (4) to ten (10) tourists. Tour companies may apply for the visa on behalf of the tourists who are traveling in a group.

Fees: 90€ (Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

This visa is issued to persons who want a transit through Rwanda in order to reach their country of destination.

Fees:
single entry: 27€
(Plus 5€ of postage when necessary)

Further information


For questions please visit this page first:

Or contact our office, during working days, from 9.00 h – 13.00 h

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda
Jägerstraße 67-69
10117 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30 209 165 90
Fax: +49 (0) 30 209 165 959
E-Mail: info@rwanda-botschaft.de


Bank account

Please note that the processing of visa application starts after the Embassy confirms the payment of the visa fees. These have to be transferred to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Botschaft von Ruanda
Bank: Commerzbank Berlin
IBAN:  DE87 100400000266054603
SWIFT Code:    COBADEFFXXX
Account number:    266054603
BLZ:    10040000

The Embassy does not accept cash.