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Travel Document Type

eVisa (30 day, Single Entry)

Government Fee

USD 50.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 45.00

Processing Time

4 business days

Travel Document Type

eVisa (90 day, Multiple Entry)

Government Fee

USD 70.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 45.00

Processing Time

4 business days

All About the Rwanda eVisa

Rwanda welcomes citizens of all nationalities to visit. All you need for your Rwanda tourist visa is a valid passport from any country in the world and enough funds to cover your expenses for your entire stay.

Byevisa makes getting your visa easy by sending it directly to your email inbox before you travel. This way, you won’t have to shuffle endlessly through long and winding lines at the airport to apply when you arrive.

Here we explain everything you need to know about getting your eVisa for Rwanda. Learn what type you need, how long you can stay, when to apply and much more. Byevisa walks you through the important information so you can get on with enjoying your trip.

Once you have applied, you can start planning your visit to see the famous mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park or enjoy the sights of Kigali.

Applying for your Rwanda eVisa with Byevisa takes just 10 minutes. Below find everything you need to get yours.

What Is the Difference Between a Rwanda e-Visa vs a Visa on Arrival (VoA)?

An eVisa is an official travel pass you apply for online before you go. The document is conveniently sent to your email inbox, and you print it out and take it with you when you travel.

Getting an Electronic Visa has several advantages. You don’t have to wait in a long line at the airport after you have already spent many hours travelling. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your payment will go through seamlessly when you arrive. Also, you can stay in Rwanda for as long as 90 days with an eVisa.

By comparison, as the name suggests, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is issued to you when you get to Rwanda. To get one, you have to wait and stand in line to fill out paperwork and make your payment when you arrive in the country, when you’d probably rather be getting out and starting to explore. The Rwanda VoA is only valid for visits lasting up to 30 days.

An electronic East Africa Tourist visa is also available online, which allows 90-day travel to Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. Find out more here.

Applying for your eVisa ahead of time with Byevisa allows you to rest easy knowing that you are fully prepared for your trip. Once you arrive, you can whiz through Immigration and Customs and start exploring the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Rwanda Visa Requirements and Eligibility

The visa requirements are very straightforward:

  • All nationalities are eligible.
  • You must travel using a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry.
  • You must pay for your application, depending on which type of visa you choose:
    • eVisa: 30 day, Single Entry.
    • eVisa: 90 day, Multiple Entry.
  • You must be travelling for tourism or to visit family members. You are not authorised to work in the country.
  • You must have enough funds to support yourself during your stay. You may be required to show proof of sufficient funds when you arrive.

It’s that simple.

In fact, some nationalities do not need to pay a fee for a Rwanda visa. If you belong to one of the East African Community Member states, when you arrive in the country, you will be issued a free pass to stay for up to 6 months. These are the countries to which this applies:

  • Burundi
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • South Sudan

Rwanda Visa Application Process

To skip the lines and get everything taken care of before you travel, apply for your Rwanda visa online with Byevisa. Here’s how:

  1. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you intend to arrive.
  2. Fill out the simple Byevisa form. You must provide personal and passport details as well as information about your trip. See the Forms and Documents section below for more details.
  3. Choose the type of eVisa you would like:
    • 30 day, Single Entry.
    • 90 day, Multiple Entry.
  4. Choose how quickly you would like to receive your eVisa. With Byevisa, you have 3 different processing speeds to choose from, ranging from 4 to 7 business days.
  5. Make your payment with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account.
  6. Submit your application.
  7. Check your email to see a message from Byevisa confirming that your application has been submitted successfully.
  8. Sit back and relax while Byevisa handles all the details of processing your visa.
  9. Check your email to see a message from Byevisa with your Visa.
  10. Print out your travel document and take it with you when you travel.

Rwanda eVisa Form and Documents

Byevisa’s online form makes it easy to get your visa for Rwanda without visiting an embassy or consulate. Here we tell you what information you need to provide on the form, so you’re perfectly prepared to apply.

  • Your personal details:
    • First name.
    • Middle name, if applicable.
    • Last name.
    • Gender.
    • Date and place of birth.
    • Profession.
    • Current occupation.
    • Nationality.
    • Passport number.
    • Names of your mother and father.
    • Your marital status.
    • Your current home address.
  • Your email and phone number.
  • Your travel plans:
    • Proposed address in Rwanda. This can be a hotel or private household.
      • Contact person.
      • Hotel.
      • Institution.
      • Company.
      • Phone number.
    • Date of arrival.
    • Entry point.
    • Date of departure.
    • Visa type.
  • Choose a processing speed:
    • Standard service, to get your document in 7 business days.
    • Rapid service, to get it in 5 business days.
    • Highly Rapid service, to get it in 4 business days.
  • Choose a payment method:
    • Credit or debit card.
      • Full name on card.
      • Card number.
      • Expiration date.
      • 3-digit security code printed on back of card.
    • PayPal account.

There you have it! You can fill out the form using a computer, tablet or mobile device. All you need is an internet connection, a scanned copy of your passport to upload and a means of payment.

Supporting Documents

Required:

  • Digital copy of passport or travel document. File size: maximum 500 KB.

Optional:

  • Invitation letter. File size: maximum 500 KB.
  • Supporting document. File size: maximum 500 KB.

As you can see, the only document you are required to provide is a copy of your passport. The others are optional.

Rwanda Visa Status Check

Once you have sent in your application, you receive an email from Byevisa confirming that it has been successfully received. At this point, all you have to do is wait for your document to be processed. You will know just how long it takes, depending on the processing speed you chose during application.

In the meantime, you can track the status of your eVisa online. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In our main menu, click the ‘Status’ button.
  2. Enter your contact details and enquiry.
  3. You can find out information including whether your Visa:
    • has been authorised.
    • remains pending.
    • remains valid.
    • was rejected.
  4. A member of our customer support team will reply to you as soon as possible.

Remember, Byevisa sends you an email with your travel document when it’s ready. This means that all you have to do is to keep checking your regular email within the processing timeframe you selected, so you will see it when it arrives. We offer the status check option for those who find it useful.

How Much is a Visa for Rwanda?

The amount of your Rwanda visa fee depends on what type you apply for:

  • Single Entry, for 30 days: 50.00 USD.
  • Multiple Entry, for 90 days: 70.00 USD.

On top of the cost of the document itself, you need to pay for the Byevisa processing service. The fee depends on how quickly you choose to receive your document when you apply:

  • Standard service: processed in 7 business days for 45.00 USD.
  • Rapid service: 5 business days for 75.00 USD.
  • Highly Rapid service: 4 business days for 110.00 USD.

More Rwanda Visa Questions and Information

Would you like to learn more about getting your visa for Rwanda? Please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for details on the answers you need most.

Yes, all nationalities need a visa to enter the country. You can apply for yours online in just a few minutes with Byevisa.
Yes, you do. When you receive your document from Byevisa in your email inbox, just open the file and click File>Print. Take the paper copy with you when you travel.
If you are in a hurry, Byevisa’s fastest processing speed will get you your document in just 4 business days.Getting your eVisa before you go with Byevisa saves you from having to wait in long lines at the airport to fill out paperwork and pay the fee when you arrive.
You can apply to extend your entry visa at any office of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration except for the ones at airports and land borders. Make sure to renew before your visa is set to expire.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when you enter the country. If your passport is set to expire before that, you will need to get a new passport. Make sure to use the new passport number when you apply.
If you have 2 passports, choose the one you would like to use and apply as normal.If you are a Rwandan living abroad with dual nationality, you can use your Rwandan Identity Card to enter the country.
That depends on the processing speed you select when you apply. With Byevisa, you can get your e-Visa in as little as 4 business days or as much as 7 business days.
That depends on the type of visa you select when you apply. Byevisa offers options valid for 30 days or 90 days, so choose the one that fits your needs.
That depends on your nationality. Most people have to pay, but citizens of East African Community Member states can obtain a free pass on arrival for 6 months. However, everyone else who's eligible for an Electronic Visa has to pay a cost.
In the highly unlikely case that your application is rejected, Byevisa sends you an email with instructions on what to do depending on your unique situation.
Here is an example of what your travel document will look like. Don’t forget to print it out and carry it with you.Rwanda eVisa Example
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