Rwanda Visa

When you need to get your Rwanda travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Rwanda visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a East Africa Tourist Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda issues East Africa Tourist visas for:
  • East African Tourist Visa valid for travel to Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda

Rwanda East Africa Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a East Africa Tourist Visa is required.

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Rwanda East Africa Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a East Africa Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Tourist Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family and Friends
  • Sightseeing
  • Safaris

Rwanda Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Rwanda Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Conference/Seminars

Rwanda Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Rwanda Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Official or Diplomatic Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda issues Official or Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Rwanda Official or Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Rwanda Official or Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Get a Missionary/Religious Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda Missionary/Religious Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a Missionary/Religious Visa is required.

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Rwanda Missionary/Religious Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a Missionary/Religious Visa is required.

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Get a Transit Visa for Rwanda

Rwanda issues Transit visas for:
  • Transit up to 72 Hours

Rwanda Transit Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a U.S. Passport, a Transit Visa is required.

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Rwanda Transit Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Rwanda with a Non-US Passport, a Transit Visa is required.

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As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Rwanda related to Rwanda travel visas, Rwanda visa requirements and applications, embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

International Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required

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About Rwanda

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Rwanda at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Rwanda

In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. The children of these exiles later formed a rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and began a civil war in 1990. The war, along with several political and economic upheavals, exacerbated ethnic tensions, culminating in April 1994 in the genocide of roughly 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutu regime and ended the killing in July 1994, but approximately 2 million Hutu refugees - many fearing Tutsi retributions - fled to neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire. Since then, most of the refugees have returned to Rwanda, but several thousand remained in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; former Zaire) and formed an extremist insurgency bent on retaking Rwanda, much as the RPF tried in 1990. Rwanda held its first local elections in 1999 and its first post-genocide presidential and legislative elections in 2003. Rwanda in 2009 staged a joint military operation with the Congolese Army in DRC to rout out the Hutu extremist insurgency there and Kigali and Kinshasa restored diplomatic relations. Rwanda also joined the Commonwealth in late 2009.


Learn more about Rwanda in our World Atlas