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Rwanda Tourist Visa.

The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration issues twelve types of Tourist visas: For more information: www.migration.gov.rw

Types of tourist visas

Explanation Details

Class T1 Tourist Eligible Person:
A person from the following countries; Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and Democratic Republic of Congo visiting for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational purpose or other short term non work purpose.
Visa Fees:
For initial visa – no charge
Class T2 Tourist Eligible Person:
A person who is NOT a citizen of Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and Democratic Republic of Congo visiting for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational purpose or other short term non work purpose.
Visa Fees:
Class T3 Tourist – Family Eligible Person:
A person who wishes to visit a family member or a close relative residing and working in Rwanda. The visa enables workers temporarily residing in Rwanda to keep in contact with their relatives who live outside the country.
The relatives who may visit are; spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, adopted child, aunt, niece, nephew, cousin, grandparent, grandchild and the ‘step’ equivalent of these.
Class T4 Visiting Diplomat Eligible Person:
This class of visa is issued to a diplomat visiting for official purposes.
Visa Fees:
Free of charge
Class T5 Tourist – Job Search Eligible Person:
A skilled worker, whose occupation is on the Occupations in Demand List (ODL), seeking employment. This visa does not allow applicants to work in Rwanda. Before commencing work applicants must obtain a temporary resident permit.
Class T6 Tourism -Conference T6-1: SINGLE ENTRY
Eligible Person:
A person wishing to attend or speak at a conference, meeting, workshop or seminar.
Visa Fees:
20,000 Frw or 30 USD
T6-2: MULTIPLE ENTRY
Eligible Person:
A person wishing to attend or speak at a conference, meeting, workshop or seminar.
Visa fee:
50 USD.
Class T7 Business Eligible Person:
This class of visa is issued to a prospective Investor, Entrepreneur or Trader to visit and explore business opportunities in Rwanda.
Class T8 Medical Treatment Eligible Person:
A person who has a need for and has confirmed medical treatment or medical consultations in Rwanda.
Visa Fee:
20 USD
Class T9 Group Tourist Eligible Person:
(i) A person who is traveling as a member of a group of four to ten tourists individually or organized by a tour operator. A tour operator is a tour or travel agent registered to operate in Rwanda.
(ii) A group visa will be issued to each member of the group.
(iii) Persons eligible for this visa will be required to enter Rwanda with other members of the group and exit Rwanda with members of the group. If applicants anticipate to enter Rwanda separately as individual visitors should apply for another class of tourist visa.
Visa Fees:
100 USD or equivalent accepted foreign currency in Rwandan foreign diplomatic mission
Class T10 Itinerant Business Person Eligible Person:
A business person who does not reside in Rwanda but has significant business activities in Rwanda and needs to regularly visit and work in the country.
Such a business person may include a company board member who has to attend regular board meetings or an executive of an international company which has branches in Rwanda. The company should have investment certificate from RDB.
Visa Fees:
• Initial visa- Rwf 50,000
• Visa extension- Rwf 50,000
Class T11 Bridging Eligible Person:
A person who has lost his/her status in Rwanda.
This visa is granted, in exceptional circumstances, to enable a person to stay temporarily in Rwanda
Visa fee:
10.000 Rwf
ending receiving a substantive visa or permit or their departure from Rwanda.
Class T12 East Africa Tourist Visa Eligible Person:
A foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for tourism.
An East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entries within the three countries and shall be valid for 90 days. Applications for this visa shall be lodged at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda, at the Immigration Offices of the respective countries or online where applicable.
Visa Fee: 100 USD
General Notice The visa fee where is not mentioned is 30,000 Frw in Rwanda/ 50 USD or equivalent accepted foreign currency in Rwandan foreign Diplomatic Mission. And the validity period of visa is 90 days

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