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How to Applying for a Tourist Visa in Rwanda

Requirements for Entry:

  1. Passport: Must be valid for six months after entry into country.
  2. VisaObtain visa before traveling or a 30-day tourist visa at port of entry for $30. …
  3. World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination if entering from the countries listed on the Rwandan Immigration website.


In person

  • Review instructions based on the purpose of touring to Rwanda
  • Fill the application form with all the required information
  • Pay a Rwf 50,000 at any bank of your choice.
  • Submit the filled application form, attached a payment receipt of Rwf 50,000 to the office of Director General of Immigration and Emigration at the embassy.
  • Your application will then be verified and your visa will be issued to you in less than four business days

Apply Online

  • Applications should be made online using the Entry Facility provided at the entry point.
  • After submitting the online application, you immediately receive a tracking number. Your application is processed within 3 days. The visa fee is paid at the entry point. In case of any problem, you can enquire by the Rwanda Immigration e-mail address:
  • Online applications are only found and issued at the immigration website. For more information visit

Required Documents

  • Proof of identity
  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months
  • A receipt payment of Rwf 50,000 at any bank of your choice
  • Filled in application letter
  • One passport size photograph

Office Locations & Contacts

Rwanda Directorate General of immigration and Emigration
P. O. BOX 6229, KIGALI
Tel. +250 0252585430 / +250 7888 99971
Fax +250 0252585292
Email: by Google


This sub-class of visa is Eligible and issued to:

  1. A foreigner who wants to visit Rwanda for any purpose other than work and is not a citizen of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  2. A person from any country who wants to enter Rwanda to seek a visa appropriate to the purpose of their stay. The purpose is other than to visit for a holiday, sightseeing, or recreation.

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.


The fee for Rwanda tourist visa is Rwf 25,000.
For Foreign exchange Canadian DollarT2-Tourist : 50$ CAD. Multiple entry. Validity period of 90 days.T3-Family: 50$ CAD. May be up to Multiple entry with convincing evidence. Validity period up to 90 days.


Valid for 90 days renewable

Documents to Use

Sample Documents


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.

Required Information

Any genuine acceptable travel document valid not less than 6 months with the following.

  • Full name
  • Citizenship
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Pass port valid for at least six months
  • One colour passport photograph with a background
  • Payment of Rwf 50,000 to any bank of your choice
  • Application letter addressed to Director General of Immigration and Emigration

Need for the Document

Tourist visa is issued to any person who want to visit Rwanda for any other purpose of touring Rwanda other than working.
If the applicant is a diplomat, the Application should be accompanied by a letter from the Applicant’s government, or the international organization which employs him/her, stating the purpose of the visit and its duration.
Tourist visas may be extended up to a maximum length of stay of 180 days. Applicants shall apply to the Director General for an extension. Applications must be made whilst the current visa remains valid. Tour operators would apply for an extension for the whole group at the one time.

Information which might help

  • The visitors visa should not be used for employment.
  • Application forms are available in two languages, and therefore you are advised to fill the form in the language you understand better in order to avoid errors.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

It act as a proof of identity

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