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Rwanda Visa

Type of Rwanda Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Rwanda for tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Rwanda for the purpose of business, participation in exhibitions, commercial events
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Documents required for Rwanda Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Rwanda Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: required for visa application and travel to Rwanda
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Rwanda Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Rwanda?

    Yes. Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Rwanda. Rwandavisa may be obtained from the Rwanda High Commission in India. Based on the purpose of your visit Rwandayou may apply for a Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa, Crew Visa & many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Rwanda visa online?

    • It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a Rwanda visa online through Akbar Travels.
    • Choose your preferred type of Rwanda visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add How early can I apply for a Rwanda visa online?

      The earliest date to apply for a Rwandavisa is one months before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted fifteen days, prior to travelling.
  • add What is the validity of a Rwanda visa for Indians?

    This visa is valid for up to 30 days. The validity and stay period is decided by the Embassy on the basis of the purpose of your visit and visa type.

  • add What is the difference between Tourist and Business visas?

    Tourist visas are for those Indian citizens travelling to Rwanda for sightseeing, recreation and casual visits to friends or families.
    Business visas are ideal for Indian citizens travelling for Business Meetings, Conference, etc. for a shorter period of stay.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit my passport along with the application?

    Yes, the High Commission will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Rwanda visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 10 working days.

  • add How do I receive my Rwanda visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add How many entries are allowed in Rwanda visa?

    A Single entry is allowed during the stay of 30 days.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Rwandaonce whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Rwanda visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Rwanda
    • How long you intend to stay in Rwanda
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Rwanda
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Rwanda
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Rwanda
    • If you have a permit to Rwanda the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Rwanda
  • add Is the visa valid for whole East Africa?

    No, Rwanda tourist’s visa for Indians is only applicable for Rwanda but if you wish to travel within Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya then you need to apply for East Africa Tourist Visa which is valid for 90 days.

  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    The government of Rwandarequires submission of Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.Also, the WHO recommends taking hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza before travelling to Rwanda.

  • add What if my Rwanda visa gets rejected?

    The High Commission has the final call when it comes to a Rwandavisa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Rwanda tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Rwanda tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Rwanda Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Rwanda visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Rwanda Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Rwanda Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Rwanda Embassy or Consulate near you.


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Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Rwanda visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Rwanda visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Rwanda Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Rwanda visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Rwanda Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Rwanda

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Rwanda Visa;
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  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Rwanda Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Rwanda ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Rwanda
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Rwanda Travel guide

Rwanda is well known as the “Land of thousand hills” which is one of the most exciting destinations to visit in Africa. Rwanda is surrounded by Tanzania to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the West, Burundi to the south and Uganda to the north. The country is also rich in flora and fauna and offers stunning natural beauty and amazing green savannah. The country is famous for its rare species of animals like the silverback mountain gorillas, unique birds and insects in the tropical forest of Nyungwe. Read more

  • Rwanda is a safe country and local people in Rwanda are very friendly, helpful and respectful. The best time to travel to Rwanda is during the dry seasons, from June to September and December to March, when gorilla spotting, KwitaIzina (naming ceremony of baby gorillas), and Rwanda Film Festival are the major highlights. It is ideal for hiking, trekking, and other exciting activities.
  • Christianity is the main religion in Rwanda. Rwanda is a dream destination and flying there is very easy via Air India, Etihad Airways, Vistara, Air France, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, etc. There are several connecting flights from India to Kigali every week. You can travel within the city via express taxis and buses.
  • What to see in Rwanda?

  • Visit places such as Kigali Genocide Memorial, Niyo Art Gallery, Nyamata Church, Ntarama Church, Presidential Palace Museum, Kandt House Natural History Museum, and Kigali City Tower located in Kigali (the capital city of Rwanda). Virunga National Park is famous for its exceptional biodiversity and is also considered as a UNESCO World HeritageSite.
  • Lake Kivu views are known as the Great African Lake and are extremely beautiful, surrounded by green terraced hills. The hills further take you to inlets, beaches, and popular towns of Cyangugu, Gisenyi, and Kibuye. Gisenyi is the gateway to the gorillas, the Musanze District, and it is an idyllic resort town. It also offers various water activities and serene beaches. In Butare visit the National Museum of Rwanda, which is East Africa's most exquisite ethnographic collection, and it reveals Rwanda's unique cultural history.
  • Gorilla trekking and tracking of golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every tourist. Akagera National Park’s safari is for all wildlife lovers, offering views of a plethora of wild animals and birds in their natural habitats. You can also enjoy night Safari in the park and boat trips alongside the second largest lake of Rwanda, Lake lhema. Nyungwe Forest National Park is heavenly beautiful, with tall mahoganies, ferns, and orchids all around, vibrant butterflies and birds with a vast variety of African primates and animals. The park also conducts activities like photography, primate trekking, excursions to Gisakura Tea Factory and Lake Kivu, bird walks, etc.
  • Rwandan is unique for its raffia work jewellery, wood carvings, scarves, batik prints, hand-woven textiles, recycled metal jewellery, Gatagara pottery, Rwandan tea, and baskets etc. In Kigali, there are several places and markets where you can find these items, among which ‘Caplaki Co-operative' is the most popular.
  • Rwandan cuisine is very delicious and is based on its staple foods, such as plantains, beans, pulses, cassava, bananas, and sweet potatoes. The most popular dishes of Rwanda is Michopo (a pork dish), Brochette (meat on stick), Ugali (made of water and maize flour), Mizuzu (fried plantains), Isombe (cassava leaves with spinach and eggplant), NyamaChoma (roasted goat meat) and Ibirayi (a side dish made of fried potato).

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Rwanda Facts and Figures

Central/Eastern Africa
Major cities :
Kigali, Butare, Gitarama, Ruhengeri
National Day:
Rwandan franc (RWF)
Time in Rwanda:
IST (-) 3.30 hrs Read more
French, Swahili and English
26,338 sq km
12.21 million
Rwandan franc (RWF)
Main Airlines:
Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM Airlines
International Airports :
Kigali International Airport and Aeroport de Kamembe
Best time to visit:
June to September
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