TO APPLY FOR A VISA (Updated: August 8th, 2011)
Welcome and thank you for visiting the consular service. We believe its your first step toward touring, experiencing and
enjoying the magnificent beauty of "the Land of a Thousand Hills". We are delighted to provide you with as much information
about applying for Rwandan visas as possible. We take pride in offering the best customer care there is. Because your
satisfaction is our obligation. To better serve you though, we strongly recommend and encourage our prospective clients,
to kindly take a moment and read the Instructions/requirements carefully.
II. VISA FEES
I. VISA REQUIREMENTS
STEP 1. Visa Application Form - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM
STEP 2. Legibly fill and Sign it
STEP 3. Include your original passport
STEP 4. Provide 2 colored passport photos - white background.
All facial features must be visible, free from hair, hats or scarfs
STEP 5. Provide a copy of your yellow fever vaccine Certificate *(see NOTE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE)
STEP 6. Provide proof of residence in USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina...
STEP 7. Provide a copy of recommendation, invitation or employment letter to justify reason for travel to Rwanda.If its a personal travel arrangement, a copy of air ticked (itinerary) is required.
STEP 8. Include a self addressed Pre-paid return envelope, preferably Fedex or UPS
STEP 9. SEND YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE (step 1-8) TO OUR EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC FOR PROCESSING:1714 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-2502
II. VISA FEES
III. VISA EXONERATION
LISTED BELOW ARE COUNTRIES EXEMPTED FROM VISA TO RWANDA:
COUNTRIES NOT LISTED: If your country is not listed above, you must obtain a visa to be able to enter Rwanda.
We strongly advise future visitors to get a visa ahead of time before they travel. Most airlines will not let you on board without a valid Rwandan visa once your ticket shows Rwanda as the last destination.