Rwanda Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for six months from the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Rwanda.
Visas for Rwanda are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except:
1. Nationals of Germany, Sweden, the UK and the USA for stays up to three months.
All travellers require a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Travellers who are also visiting Kenya and Uganda may find it more useful to apply for an East African cross-border joint visa which allows entry into all three countries on a single visa.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Rwanda.
A single-entry visa on arrival is only available to nationals who do not have a Rwandan embassy or consulate in their country. If this applies to you, visit www.migration.gov.rw to request a visa online.
Single-entry visa: one month; multiple-entry visa: three months; East African tourist visa: multiple entries within three months.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy/high commission) or online via www.migration.gov.rw.
All visa applicants must be able to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.
If you wish to extend your visa, you must apply to the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration in Kigali before your current visa expires. You are given a period of grace whereby you can leave the country up to five days after your visa expires without penalty. Beyond five days, you risk paying a fine and being refused a further visa.