Learn More: Entry e-Visa
Content updated, December 2022
Discover Rwanda with an Entry eVisa! Apply online with iVisa
If you plan to travel to Rwanda, first you need to apply for a Rwanda Entry eVisa to have access to the country and enjoy its incredible culture, breathtaking forests, lakes, and wildlife.
At iVisa, we created a simplified form by making it shorter, faster, and very easy to answer, so you can forget about all the paperwork and get your Rwanda Entry eVisa without stress at home.
We do all the hard work for you! Don’t be afraid of rejections because our iVisa team reviews your application to ensure it is error-free, so you can have an application that perfectly meets the government standards.
In a few easy steps, this eVisa can be yours! You will find below all the information you need about this e-Visa and how to apply fast and easily with iVisa.
What is the Rwanda Entry eVisa?
The Rwanda Entry eVisa is a single-entry official travel document that you get upon arrival or prior to your trip and allows you to visit Rwanda for tourist purposes. That means you can’t visit other countries during your stay in Rwanda with this eVisa.
We advise you to apply prior to your trip to avoid long waiting lines or any delays at the airport. The validity period of this eVisa is 30 days, and you can stay in Rwanda for up to one month.
Apply for your Rwanda Entry eVisa here and have an amazing tourist experience!
If you wish to visit other African countries during your stay in Rwanda, like the Republic of Kenya or the Republic of Uganda, you can apply for the East Africa Visa here.
If you need to go to Rwanda to attempt a conference, seminar, meeting, or workshop, you can apply for the Rwanda Conference e-Visa here.
Do I need a Rwanda Entry eVisa to enter the country?
Most nationalities need the Entry eVisa to enter Rwanda.
Nationals from Angola, Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Sudan, Tanzania, Qatar and Uganda don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Rwanda.
If you want to know if you need to apply for this visa, you can go to the top of the page and look at our Visa Checker.
Can I get this eVisa for free?
Yes, you can. If you are a national from countries that are members of the Commonwealth, African Union, or La Francophonie you don’t need to pay the 50 US dollar government fee to apply for this visa.
If you are part of the East African Community Member States you can also get this eVisa for free on arrival and stay in Rwanda for up to six months.
If you want to know if you need to pay the government fee to apply for this visa, you can go to the bottom of the page and look at our Calculator Tool.
Benefits of getting your Rwanda Entry eVisa 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.
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What documents do I need to apply for the Rwanda Entry eVisa?
To apply for the Rwanda Entry eVisa you will need to submit only the following document:
- Your valid passport. It needs to be valid for up to six months from your arrival in Rwanda.
How can I apply for the Rwanda Entry eVisa online?
To obtain the Rwanda Entry eVisa online with iVisa you just need to follow these few simple steps below:
Step 1. You have to complete the application form with your personal details, dropped the required documents, and travel information. Review carefully all your application information.
Step 2. Once you fill it in, you can pay the fee. You can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal.
Step 3 Receive your Rwanda Entry eVisa, and get ready to travel!
We will contact you if we need any more information about your application.
Once the eVisa is approved, you will receive it via email. You should keep an electronic and printed copy of the visa to show on arrival to Rwanda.
Which checkpoints in Rwanda accept or process the Entry eVisa?
The following authorized checkpoints can accept or process this eVisa: Kigali International Airport, Kagitumba, Buziba, Gatuna, Cyanika, Kabuhanga, Poids Lourds, Lacorniche, Kamembe International Airport, Ruzizi I, Ruzizi II, Bugarama, Ruhwa, Bweyeye, Nshili, Kanyaru Bas, Kanyaru Haut, Nemba and Rusumo.
Where can I learn more?
In case you have any questions about the Rwanda Entry eVisa or any other travel document, you can reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.
Visit the FAQs below to solve any other questions you may have about this type of travel document.
Required Documents to Apply
- Passport scan
The Rwanda Entry eVisa is a single-entry visa that you get upon arrival or prior to your trip and allows you to visit Rwanda for tourist purposes.
The validity of your visa and the maximum length of stay is 90 days Per Entry.
If you want to know if you need to pay the government fee to apply for this visa, you can go to the top of the bottom page and look at our Calculator Tool.
Children also need to apply for this eVisa.
Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your intended date of arrival to Rwanda to apply for the eVisa.
You are required by the government to have proof of accommodation to obtain this travel document. The dates must match the travel dates selected in the eVisa application.
We recommended you apply for this e-Visa at least 3 days before your estimated trip date to Rwanda.
If you apply for the Rwanda Entry eVisa make sure to enter Rwanda through the following authorized checkpoints: Kigali International Airport, Kagitumba, Buziba, Gatuna, Cyanika, Kabuhanga, Poids Lourds, Lacorniche, Kamembe International Airport, Ruzizi I, Ruzizi II, Bugarama, Ruhwa, Bweyeye, Nshili, Kanyaru Bas, Kanyaru Haut, Nemba and Rusumo.
You need to apply for a transit visa to make stops overs at the airport.
iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.
My application couldn't be completed due to an error. What now?
Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?
Our iVisa experts review your visa application and documentation before submitting them to government officials to reduce the risk of rejection. 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 may reapply for the Rwanda Entry e-Visa if your original application has been canceled or rejected.
I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Rwanda. Can I experience any problems at the border while entering Rwanda?
You must meet specific requirements to enter Rwanda, even if you do not require a visa:
The purpose of your trip to Rwanda must be plausible and comprehensible.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your arrival in Rwanda.
You must be able to support yourself financially during your stay.
You must have a confirmed round-trip airline ticket.
You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
Can my Rwanda Entry e-Visa application be rejected?
I made a mistake when filling out my information. Can I modify it?
How do processing times work?
Where can I read more?
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