A visa is a document stamped on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave or stay in the country. When travelling to Rwanda now you can apply or buy your visa online by addressing all the applications to the visa department.

Visiting the Rwanda embassy or immigration department online will make it easier for you to visit Rwanda without delay or facing any difficulties. The website to be used is https://www.migration.gov.rw/

An entry visa only allows a person to enter for 30 days and if he/she wishes to stay longer, he/she should apply for another class of visa.

The following procedures will help you get visa online to travel to Rwanda.
Step 1. Application type.
Step 2. Fill the documentations needed.
Step 3. Add documents required by the embassy.
Step 4. Submit the documents required.

Send the following information by downloading, print and sign the application prepared under your account once your visa is completed, you will receive a confirmation by email and you must print and submit it with supporting documents.

A copy of your original, signed passport of your country with at least 6 months pro to validity or expiration date.

2 passport type photographs.

Payment authorization, complete and sign the credit card authorization form to pay the embassy fee and service fee.

Submit a copy of your purchased round trip ticket or itinerary applications name and confirmation number must be on itinerary.

A copy of International certificate of vaccination yellow fever (icv) is required for submitting.

Hotel reserved, a copy of hotel reservation applicants name must be on the hotel reservation copy while applying for the online visa.

Personal visit, in case of visiting friends or family you must provide a letter of invitation with the contact information of the host or and visitor, the purpose of your travel and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including address, signature, date. You will also provide the proof of the host’s status in Rwanda i.e. copy of their Rwanda passport information.

The following are the fee changes and types of visa validity.

Validity Process Fee
30 days 3 days 30 UD

Visa Extension
An Entry Visa shall be extended only at any office of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration other than land borders and airport.

Note: To avoid penalties, the applicant should apply/renew visa in time before expiration of current visa. Penalty fee is FRW 20,000 for a delay of 6 to 15 days. Article 34 of the Ministerial Order establishing procedures and regulations categorises other penalties from 16 days to 9 months and above.

With the above documents you will be able to acquire your visa online to travel to the land of thousand hills.