FAQ - Visa

No. You don’t need to come to the Embassy. You can send us your application file via post mail. Please do indicate your contact details, so that the Embassy staff can contact you if necessary.

Yes. Your application file should include a valid passport (min. validity of 6 months). Please send your file via recommended mail in order to track your passport.

The visa fees will depend on the visa type. Please finde here an overview of the different visa types and fees.

Please note that the Embassy does not accept cash. Visa fees should be transferred to the Embassy’s account. You will finde the Bank contact on the right side of this page.

Those are application processing fees. If the application is refused or withdrawn by the applicant, those fees once paid will not be refunded.

Please finde on this page under "new visa policy" if you need to apply for a visa or/and if you shall get an entry visa and pay visa fee upon arrival at any Rwanda entry point without prior application.

Online applications for an Entry Visa can be made on the webpage of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration: www.migration.gov.rw.  An Entry Visa only allows a person to enter for 30 days and if they wish to stay longer they must, after they have entered Rwanda, seek another class of visa.

If the application is successful the applicant will receive a confirmation mail with a visa number. The applicant shall print this confirmation and present the same upon arrival at Kigali International Airport or any official point of entry in the country. The visa fee that shall be paid on arrival will be 30 USD.

Please be patient and wait for a response from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration. If you don’t get an answer within five days, please write an e-mail to the Embassy by indicating your visa tracking number that will be provided to you once you submit your online application: info@rwanda-botschaft.de

Yes. You can enter Rwanda with the visa at any official point of entry.

Yes. If you are travelling with a tourist group with the intention to enter and leave Rwanda together, you can apply for the visa type “Group Tourist”. Please finde more information on this page.

Please note that a multiple entry visa will only be issued to applicants who can provide supporting documents (i.e. invitation letter, booking of accommodation, flight, travel itinerary etc...) for their intention to leave and re-enter the country during the requested time of stay. Further, note that depending on the visa type you are applying for, additional fees need to be paid for a visa with multiple-entry.

The Embassy does not issue visa exceeding a period of three months. If you are staying longer than three months, you are requested to apply for a residence permit at the Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration (www.migration.gov.rw) in Kigali. Please visit the webpage of the Directorate General to learn more about the requirements for a residence permit.

The Embassy does not issue working permits. If you have a workplace in Rwanda, you are requested to apply for a residence permit which allows employment at the Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration (www.migration.gov.rw) in Kigali. Please visit the webpage of the Directorate General to learn more about the requirements for a residence permit.http://www.migration.gov.rw/

Please note that the Embassy recommends yellow fever vaccination. However, it is not mandatory for your visa application.

If you wish to take your dog or cat with you, please make sure that you carry a veterinarian health certificate for your pets.

Further information

Opening hours

The consular department accepts requests on workig days, from 9.00 AM until 1.00 PM.
Tel. +49 30 – 209 165 90
Fax +49 30 – 209 165 959
ca@rwanda-botschaft.de

Bank contact

Please note that the Embassy does not accept cash, only bank transfer.
The consular fees have to be transferred to the following bank account before sending in the written request.

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

  • Fee paid is non-refundable in case the service is not provided or application withdrawn by applicant.
  • All bank transfer charge are borne by applicant