Getting a Rwanda Visa

How to apply for a Rwanda entry visa while traveling to Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills

Below is a guide to help you book your online entry visa

Visit the Rwanda Directorate general of Immigration and Emigration : which takes you to a visa application form which picks your personal information.

Depending on your travel plans, choose the best visa choice available;
– Single entry visa – allows entry in Rwanda alone for 30 days – 50 USD
– Transit Visa for 3 days – only you in the country for only 3 days – 50USD
– East African Tourists Visa – Allows you to cross to all East African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda – 100 USD

The supporting document to attach is your tour Itinerary if traveling to visit rwanda, Invitation letter, other document with respect to your travel intentions or your flight details in PDF format. You MUST ATTACH documentation at this stage or the visa request will not be processed.

Once you have successfully submitted your personal information, you will receive a “Tracking Number” starting with RWA… If you do not receive this number on the next screen after submitting your form application, it means you did not complete the form correctly.
You should be able to receive a response by email at least two (2) working days with an attached “Invitation Letter”.

When you forward your online application form for the “Invitation Letter”, you will now be corresponding directly with the Rwanda Department of Migration – and can emails them at / or call them Tel: +250 78 815 2222 / +250 78 889 9971.

When entering Rwanda, all visitors must have a Rwanda Visa except nationals of the Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong, Mauritius, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

For any further information and help, feel free to Contact Us for any help.

For travelers from Australia you may contact:-
Mr Michel Makuza, First Consular
1-17-17 Fukasawa Setagaya-ku
Tokyo 158-0081
Tel: +81 (0)3 5752 4255
Fax: +81 (0)3 3703 0342
Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Japan (Jurisdiction over Australia)