From 1st Jan 2018, nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.

Please click here to view the communiqué on new visa regime.

Citizens of all countries that are not visa-exempt also have an option to submit an application online. Click here for more information. Visitors can also apply for visas at the Rwandan diplomatic missions in countries of their residence before departure. Those applying online have an option to pay online or upon arrival.

Application for visa extension is submitted at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices. Detailed requirements are set out in the information for applicants for each class of visa.

Extension of a visa should be applied for when visas are still valid.

For more information, click here.

In June 2019, the government updated the visa regime, as can be seen in this PDF.

Visa issuance guidelines in Rwanda

The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PSC-F) signatory countries convened the Great lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC) as a follow-up action to the first Private Sector Investment Conference, held in 2016 in Kinshasa. The mobilization of private sector investment into the region to harness the extensive natural resources endowments and existing economic opportunities could be catalytic in creating shared prosperity and destiny. On the long run, private sector investment bears the potential to contribute to the collective efforts towards sustainable peace, stability and the transformation of the Great Lakes region. Thus, the Conference will focus on cross-border trade and investment, as catalysts for regional integration.

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