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Immigration & Visas

As of 1st January 2018, nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.

Costs

  • A single entry tourist visa costs US $30 (exclusions apply for select countries and is valid for 30 days.
  • A single entry conference visa costs US $30 and is valid for 30 days.
  • A multiple entry business visa costs US $50 and is valid for one year.
  • The East African Tourist Visa (EATV) covers Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda, costs US $100 and is valid for 90 days.

 

For further information on visas or work permits, please consult the Rwanda Directorate of Immigration and Emigration.

Applicants should have a valid passport or another acceptable travel document. The document must have a validity of at least six months on the day of entry into Rwanda.

Visas can be applied for before departure, by submitting an application online, with the option to pay online or upon arrival. Alternatively applications can be submitted at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence.

Visa extension applications should be submitted the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices. Details on each class of visa are set out in the Information section. Visa extensions should be applied for whilst the initial visa remains valid.