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Learn More: East Africa Visa

Content updated, February 2023

Discover East Africa with the Rwanda East Africa Visa!

Rwanda is a beautiful country, full of history, diversity, culture, amazing wildlife, and nature that can be discovered by exploring its national parks, which have the reputation of being among the most beautiful in the world.

If you want to visit Rwanda and other countries from Esat Africa, like Kenya and Uganda, you need to get the Rwanda East Africa Visa. You can apply for this document 100% online with iVisa. We do all the hard work for you! Our team of experts will review your application to make sure is error-free and government compliant.

Keep reading to learn all you need to know about how to apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa and have a smooth entry to the country.

What is the Rwanda East Africa Visa?

The Rwanda East Africa Visa is a travel document that allows travelers from around the world to visit the country for tourist reasons. You can’t work with this visa.

This visa has great benefits. Apart from Rwanda, you can visit Kenya and Uganda with this travel document, so you can get a full East African experience with only one visa!

This visa is also multiple-entry and has a validity of 3 months. That means that you can enter and leave Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda as many times as you want during those 3 months.

Make sure when you apply that you are outside Rwanda, Uganda, or Kenya, that you don’t have a visa from any of those countries, and that Rwanda will be the first country you enter.

Start your application with iVisa here!

Who can apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa?

Only eligible travelers can apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa. If you want to know if your nationality is eligible for the Rwanda East Africa Visa, use our handy Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly with iVisa! You just need to select your country and you will know which travel documents are available for you.

Benefits of getting the Rwanda East Africa Visa with iVisa

  • Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.

  • iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

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How can I apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa?

To obtain the Rwanda East Africa Visa you will need to follow some steps. Luckily iVisa is here to make them easy and simple to save you time and effort:

  • Step 1. You have to complete the visa application form with your personal details, drop the required documents, and travel information. Review carefully all your application information. Fortunately iVisa offers you a simplified application form that is easier to fill out.

  • Step 2. Once you fill it in you can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal for our services.

  • Step.3 After the payment, attached the rest of the required docs and click “Submit.”

  • Step 4. Wait for the processing time, receive your Rwanda East Africa Visa, and get ready to travel!

Once your visa is ready, you will receive it by email. Make sure to save your processed visa on an electronic device and also make a copy to bring to the airport.

Pretty easy right? Apply now!

What documents do I need to apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa?

To apply for this Rwanda East Africa Visa we need you to send us your Passport Scan. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your visa expires.

We advise you to get the following extra documents:

  • Proof that you are returning to your country when your trip ends. For example, a return ticket.

  • Proof of accommodation to know your location. For example, a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a family member or friend.

  • A proof that you can cover your trip expenses. For example, your bank statements from the last 3 months.

Do you have all these documents? Apply here!

Can I apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa for free?

No, you can’t. To apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa you will need to pay a government fee of $50 USD.

We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Rwanda.

Start your application with iVisa now!

Can I extend my stay with the Rwanda East Africa Visa?

It is possible to extend your stay, but only in exceptional circumstances. If you want to extend your stay we advise you to contact the nearest Rwanda Embassy or the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration to get more information about the requirements.

Apply here!

Do I need a Transit Visa to transit through East Africa?

For those catching connecting flights directly and not planning to leave the airport, there is no need to apply for a Transit visa. Transit visas are issued only when a traveler intends to explore Rwanda for up to 72 hours before moving on to their final destination.

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Required Documents to Apply

  • Passport page

Important Instructions

  • The Rwanda East Africa Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit the country for tourist activities.

  • The East Africa Tourist Visa is valid for 90 days after arrival.

  • The maximum length of stay is 90 days Per Entry, and it allows Multiple Entry.

  • You can’t work with this visa and you can’t change it to a work visa while inside the Republic of Uganda, Rwanda, or Kenya.

  • To apply for the Rwanda East Africa Visa your initial destination must be Rwanda.

  • To be able to apply you currently can not have another valid Uganda, Rwanda, or Kenya visa.

  • You must be outside of these countries when you apply for this visa.

  • You can apply 100% online with iVisa to get your visa. Our team of experts reviews your application to make it 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.

  • Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

  • You can transit through East Africa if you’re catching connecting flights directly and not planning to leave the airport.

  • Make sure to print out and carry this travel authorization with you, as you will be required to present it at the point of entry.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

Questions?

Please contact our customer service team if you are experiencing errors that prevent you from submitting the Rwanda East Africa Visa application. Our experts are available 24/7 and will gladly help you resolve the problem.

Our iVisa experts review all visa applications and documentation before submitting them to government officials to reduce the risk of rejections. Thus, if government officials find any errors and reject your application, iVisa will refund your iVisa processing fee.

Please note: Government fees will not be refunded.

You can reapply for a Rwanda East Africa Visa if your original application is canceled or rejected.

For those catching connecting flights directly and not planning to leave the airport, there is no need to apply for a Transit visa. Transit visas are issued only when a traveler intends to explore Rwanda for up to 72 hours before moving on to their final destination.

Those with an East African Tourist Visa to either Kenya or Uganda can visit Rwanda without applying for another visa. The EATV is valid for 90 days after arrival and allows Multiple Entry between these countries.

No, you cannot work while on a tourist visa.
You must have a printed copy of your eVisa before arriving in Rwanda. Please do so to avoid being denied boarding on your flight or denied entry into the country.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
Disclaimer
  • 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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