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Rwanda visa for the citizens of Ethiopia
4 min read
Updated on Feb 16, 2024

In case you decide to spend your vacation in Rwanda, know that you are required to obtain a visa in advance. However, all nationalities that are not visa exempt have the opportunity to apply online for a Rwanda visa. iVisa ensures a smooth and fast application process. To learn more about the Rwanda e-visa, read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Are Ethiopian citizens eligible for a Rwanda e-visa?

Yes, the citizens of Ethiopia are among the nationalities that can apply online for a Rwanda visa.

What requirements must I meet to apply for a Rwanda visa online?

You will be happy to know that there are just a few. The Rwanda visa is not a demanding document to obtain. Here is what you will need:

  • Passport – it needs to be valid for another 6 months after arrival, and one blank page is necessary
  • Photo – it must be recent and taken on a white background
  • E-mail address – you get your Rwanda e-visa via e-mail in PDF format.
  • Means of payment – you can use a credit or debit card, but iVisa also takes PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat.

How's the application form?

iVisa has created three simple steps:

  1. Fill in your general information like name, address, e-mail, etc. In this step you will have to choose your processing time (which will mention below) and visa type, both of them affects the cost of the service.

  2. This step is all about the revision and the payment. Remember that that revision is crucial, because due to any mistake in information the eVisa will be invalid.

  3. Final step is *the upload of any documents required.

After finishing all three steps you're ready to submit it.

How much time do I have to wait for my application to be processed? How much does it cost?

It depends on which processing timeframe you choose for your application. iVisa gives you three options. That way, you can opt for the one that you think is best for you. They are as follows:

  • Standard processing – your Rwanda visa is ready within 7 days. You will be charged USD $0.00

  • Rush processing – you receive your travel document within 2 days. And you'll be charged USD $0.00.

  • Super Rush processing – your application is processed within just 24 hours. You will pay USD $0.00.

What is the period of validity for a Rwanda visa?

The Rwanda eVisa is valid for Single Entry.

For how long can I stay in Rwanda when traveling on a Rwanda eVisa?

With a Rwanda eVisa, you can stay in Rwanda for no more than 90 days Per Entry.

hOW DOES A Rwanda eVisa LOOK LIKE?

Here we show you a sample:

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What is the Rwanda East Africa eVisa?

As an Ethiopian citizen, you are also eligible for a Rwanda East Africa visa. The document allows you to travel to Rwanda, but to Kenya and Uganda as well. That way, you do not have to obtain three different visas. Nevertheless, keep in mind that you must enter Rwanda first.

Do I need additional documents to obtain a Rwanda East Africa Visa?

Yes, but not many. In addition to what you need for the Rwanda visa, you must also provide the following:

  • A travel itinerary
  • Vaccination certificate for Yellow Fever
  • Return flight ticket
  • A contact in Uganda – this can be a person, a travel agency, an organization, etc.

What about Rwanda East Africa Visa processing time and fees?

Same as with the Rwanda visa, the amount you are charged for a Rwanda East Africa visa is established by the processing timeframe you choose for your application. Therefore:

  • Standard processing – you receive your e-visa within 6 days, and you pay USD $100.00

  • Rush processing – your application is processed within 4 days, and the cost is USD $100.00.

  • Super Rush processing – you wait only 2 days for your application to be processed, and you are charged USD $100.00.

How long is the Rwanda East Africa Visa valid for?

The Rwanda East Africa visa is valid for 90 days after arrival.

What about the number of entries and duration of stay?

You are granted Multiple Entry, and your stay cannot exceed 90 days Per Entry.

In conclusion, it's simple to obtain your eVisa for Rwanda. iVisa handles with all hassle so you can plan your journey! If you have any doubts, feel free to contact our customer service support.

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.migration.gov.rw/
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