Visa

 

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Visa requirements for German nationality:

  • German nationals are exempt from visa requirements before traveling to Rwanda and do not need to submit a visa application to the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Travelers who are in possession of a passport of the Federal Republic of Germany are issued a visa upon arrival at the international airport in Kigali or at entry through the official borders. A so-called single entry visa will be issued which is valid for 30 days and costs $ 30 USD payable in cash.

Visa requirements for holders of other nationalities who are exempt from the visa requirement:

  • Nationals of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements when travelling to Rwanda and wish to stay not longer than 30 days: Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. The visa fee is 30 USD.

Further instructions:

  • Nationals of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius, the Philippines, Tanzania, Singapore and Uganda do not need a visa in advance for a stay up to 90 days.
  • Citizens of all African countries can obtain a visa at all official Rwandan entry points i.e. border crossings.
  • IHolders of passports, which are not exempt from Rwandan visa requirements have to submit a complete visa application to the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda prior to their departure.
  • Visa can also be directly applied for online through the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration.

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Visa fees are non-refundable if the application is either refused or withdrawn by the applicant.

  • 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 attached to the application: Visa fee, refer to each visa category below.
    If the document is to be sent back to you through the postage, please include postage fee of 5 €.

N.B:

  • Please check if there is no missing information/document in your visa  application before it’s submission. Incomplete application is not processed.

  • Germany by Nationality has the facility to enter in Rwanda and get Single  Visa of 30 days at the Airport or at any Entry Point for 30 $.

  • Nationals of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, Tanzania and Uganda are exempted from entry/tourism visa for a stay up to 90 days.

  • Holders of passport of African countries not exempted from visa fee (mentioned above) traveling to or transiting through Rwanda obtains a entry visa upon arrival without necessarily making prior application and pay for a visa ($30)

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)

Visabestimmungen für Inhaber der deutschen Staatsbürgerschaft:

  • Deutsche Staatsbürger sind von der Visapflicht vor ihrer Reise nach Ruanda befreit und müssen keinen Visa-Antrag bei der Botschaft der Republik Ruanda in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland einreichen.

    Reisende die im Besitz eines Reisepasses der Bundesrepublik Deutschland sind, bekommen bei Ihrer Ankunft am internationalen Flughafen in Kigali bzw. bei Einreise über die offiziellen Landesgrenzen ein sogenanntes einmaliges Einreisevisum ausgestellt, welches eine Gültigkeit von 30 Tagen hat und $30 USD kostet, die vor Ort in bar zu entrichten sind.

Visabestimmungen für Inhaber weiterer Staatsbürgerschaften, die von der Visapflicht befreit sind:

  • Staatsangehörige der folgenden Länder sind ebenfalls von der Visapflicht für die Einreise nach Ruanda und einer Aufenthaltsdauer von bis zu 30 Tagen befreit: Australien, Israel, Neuseeland, Schweden, Großbritannien und USA. Die Visumgebühr beträgt 30 USD

Weitere Bestimmungen

  • Staatsangehörige von Burundi, Demokratische Republik Kongo, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius, den Philippinen, Tansania, Singapur und Uganda brauchen für einen Aufenthalt bis zu 90 Tage kein Visum vorab.
  • Staatsangehörige aller afrikanischen Staaten können ein Visum an allen offiziellen ruandischen Grenzübergängen erhalten.
  • Inhaber von Reisepässen, die nicht von der ruandischen Visumspflicht befreit sind müssen einen vollständigen Visaantrag vor Ihrer Einreise bei der Botschaft der Republik Ruanda einreichen.
  • Ein Visum kann online beantragt werden. Dieses Verfahren wird direkt vom Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration angeboten.

Bitte beachten:
Die genannten Gebühren sind für die Bearbeitung des Antrags. Sie werden nicht zurückerstattet falls der Antrag abgelehnt oder vom Antragsteller zurückgezogen wird.

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.