Filming Permit for Foreign Media

The Rwanda Embassy Tokyo welcomes all Japanese media wishing to film in Rwanda.  Prior to traveling, you need to obtain a Filming Permit.   There are two methods to apply:submit your application to the responsible office or apply using the online system ‘Irembo’. 


Submit the application form and required documents

1. Download the Filming Permit form

2. Complete the application form and prepare the supporting documents

3. Send all required documents to the Rwandan Academy of Language and Culture ( and copy them to the Rwanda Embassy Tokyo ( )


Applying using the online system

1. Access the Irembo’.  Application for a Filming Permit.

2. Click ‘Accreditation for Foreign Media’

3. Click ‘Foreign Journalist’

4. Prepare five required documents (Allowed file formats are PDF, JPG and PNG)

     a. Passport size photo

     b. Previous work sample (If you are not Rwandan)

     c. Photocopy of press card

     d. Application letter

     e. Passport copy (If you are not Rwandan)

5. Click ‘Appy’

6. Complete the required information

7. Attach the required documents

8. Click ‘Next’

9. Click ‘Submit’