INFORMATION ON VISA APPLICATION

The Consular office is open for visa applications and collections from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to apply

Option 1.

You can apply and receive visa at the embassy. Proxy application or sending application by post is available.

However, for those who applied via post, please note that you will have to pay for postage.

 

Moreover, if you want to apply by post, note that it will take 4 days for issuing visa and we advise you to give yourself enough time to make an application.

 

Please click here to download visa application form.

Please click here to download East Africa Tourist Visa Application form.

 

Option 2.

You can apply for a visa online here.

(Including East Africa Tourist Visa, Conference Visa, E-payment of an Arrival Visa, Entry Visa, and Transit Visa)

 

Option 3.

As of January 2018, Citizens of all countries will be granted 30-Days single entry visas on arrival without prior application.  Visa fee is $30 USD.

 

Required Documents for option 1

 

  • Passport
  • Visa application form (2)
  • Photographs (2) (4.5cm X 3.5cm)
  • Flight confirmation (Only for a tourist visa applicant)
  • Recommendation letter in English or French (Only for a business visa applicant)
  • Visa fees

 

Visa fees

 

Type of Visa

Entries

Validity (Days)

Price       (Yen)

Acquisition (Days)

Transit Visa

Single

72hrs

3,700

4

Entry Visa

Single

30

3,800

4

Tourist Visa

Multiple

90

6,200

4

Conference Visa

Single

30

3,200

4

Conference Visa

Multiple

90

6,200

4

Business Visa

Multiple

90

6,200

4

Group/Tourist Visa*

Multiple

90

12,400

4

East African Tourist Visa

Multiple

90

12,300

4

*4-10 people

 

Visa-Exempt Countries

Nationals of Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the Democratic Republic of Cong may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days.  Also, holders of EAC Partner states passports (Kenya and Uganda) shall be issued with 6 months (renewable) visitors pass upon arrival at no fee.

 

Please click here on new visa policy for Rwanda.