Rwanda eVisa

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Rwanda eVisa Information

The Rwanda eVisa is an electronic travel permit that allows the holder to enter the African state. It can be obtained online.

The online visa for Rwanda can be used for visits for tourism, leisure, and visiting family in the country. It is also possible to get a Rwanda eVisa for transit.

The Rwanda online visa allows a single entry.

Tourist and family visit eVisas are valid for 30 days.

Foreign visitors with these types of Rwanda eVisa may stay in the country for up to 30 days.

Transit eVisas for Rwanda allow the traveler to stop in the country for a maximum of 3 days between flights.

To apply for a Rwanda visa online, international visitors must complete a quick application form. This can be done from the comfort of the traveler’s home or office and takes a matter of minutes.

Foreign nationals visiting Rwanda for reasons other than tourism or visiting family should enquire at the nearest Rwandan embassy or consulate.

Rwanda business visas, visas for medical treatment and job searches, as well as residence permits are only available from diplomatic missions.

Single-entry visa
Allows stays of up to 30 days
Valid for 30 days from date of issue
Tourist, family visit, and transit eVisas available
What Is Necessary?

Valid passport (scan)

Email address

Credit or debit card

Travel itinerary

Rwanda eVisa Requirements

International travelers using the eVisa system must meet the online Rwanda visa requirements.

Individuals applying for a Rwanda tourist visa online must provide the following items:

  • Valid passport issued by eligible country with a minimum validity of 6 months
  • Digital copy (scan) of the passport bio page
  • Current email address to receive the Rwanda eVisa
  • Method of payment (credit/debit card)

The documents must be uploaded in a digital format when completing the Rwanda visa application form online.

Travelers must also provide their basic personal details and other required information in the questionnaire.

International travelers applying for a tourist, family visit, or transit eVisa for Rwanda must also provide their travel itinerary.

Applicants are advised to submit the Rwanda eVisa form in good time before their planned trip as it can take a few business days to process.

Countries Eligible for Rwanda

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Rwanda

Countries Eligible for Rwanda

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
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Covid Update for Rwanda

Last update: 17/06/2021

All inbound travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form online before departing for Rwanda. All arriving passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, with the exception of passengers younger than 5 years. For passengers, the test must have been performed within 72 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point. They will be retested on arrival, spending 24 hours in quarantine until the results are received. Airline crew must have taken their test within 14 days prior to arrival in Rwanda. Passengers who have been in India or Uganda in the past 14 days must quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.

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Rwanda Visa FAQ

  • Do I need a visa to go to Rwanda?

    Travelers from most countries require a visa to enter Rwanda. This can be obtained by applying online. Use the visa checker at the top of this page to find out whether your nationality needs a visa for Rwanda.

  • What is a Rwanda eVisa?

    A Rwanda eVisa is an electronic visa that can be acquired by applying online. This is the quickest and most convenient way to get a visa for Rwanda. Travelers simply fill in their details in a brief online form and attach the necessary supporting documents. The eVisa is then received by email within a few business days.

  • How long is the Rwanda eVisa valid for?

    The Rwanda eVisa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

  • How long can I stay in Rwanda with the eVisa?

    Travelers who hold an electronic Rwanda visa can stay in the country for up to 30 days.

  • Who can apply for the Rwanda eVisa?

    All travelers who need a visa to visit Rwanda can use the online platform to apply for an eVisa. Find out if passengers of your nationality can get a Rwanda eVisa with the visa checker at the top of this page.

  • Where can I apply for a Rwanda visa?

    Rwanda tourist visas, family visit visas, and transit visas can be applied for online using the electronic visa (eVisa) system. This involves filling in a quick application form via the internet. The visa for Rwanda is then received by email.

    Other types of Rwanda visas and permits, including those for business, medical treatment, and residence are only issued by Rwandan embassies abroad. For these types of visas, it may be necessary to apply in person at one of these diplomatic missions.

  • How do I apply for an e-Visa online for Rwanda?

    Travelers can apply for a Rwanda eVisa quickly and easily by completing an online application form. Visitors must enter their basic personal and passport information and provide details of their travel plans.

    Applicants must upload a digital copy (scan) of their passport biodata page and provide a contact email address. The eVisa will be delivered to this account.

    It is necessary to pay a processing fee when submitting the eVisa application. The fee depends on the type of visa selected.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    It is important to avoid errors in the information you provide on the Rwanda eVisa application. Small mistakes and inconsistencies can lead to delays and even denial of the visa. If a traveler realizes they have submitted their eVisa form with incorrect information, they should reapply.

  • What happens if my Rwanda eVisa application is rejected?

    The most common reason for denial of an eVisa is the presence of small errors or inconsistencies in the data provided. Travelers whose eVisa application for Rwanda is rejected are advised to try again and take extreme care when entering information. Applicants should always double-check their answers before submitting the form.

  • How long will my Rwanda eVisa take to process?

    It usually takes a few business days to process a Rwanda eVisa application. In some cases it may be processed faster. At times when there are high volumes of applications, it may take longer. Travelers are advised to apply in good time before their trip.

  • Is the Rwanda eVisa a single-entry or multiple-entry visa?

    Rwanda eVisas allow a single entry to the country for tourism and family visits.

  • Is the Rwanda eVisa easy to get?

    Yes, the online application system is very easy to follow. Most travelers complete their forms in a matter of minutes. Applicants must enter some basic information about themselves and their travel plans and upload a scan of their passport. The Rwanda eVisa is then sent to the email address they provided.

  • How can I check my Rwanda eVisa status?

    Applicants will receive updates about the status of their application via email. All correspondence is sent to the account provided in the online form.

  • How can I renew my eVisa for Rwanda?

    Travelers who wish to stay longer than 30 days in Rwanda must simply reapply for a new eVisa using the online application system. By following the same process, they will be able to receive a new 30-day Rwandan visa for tourism or visiting family.

  • Do I need a visa if I am just in transit in Rwanda?

    Yes, travelers who require a visa for Rwanda must have a transit visa to stop in the country for up to 3 days on the way to a third destination. This can be obtained online.

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