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A single entry visa shall be issued to the following:
A foreigner who wants to visit Rwanda for any purpose other than work and is not a citizen of Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and Democratic Republic of Congo.
A person from any country who wants to enter Rwanda to seek a visa appropriate to the purpose of their stay. The purpose is other than visit, holiday, sightseeing, or recreation.
Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America will be issued with entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and pay for a visa fee (USD 30) upon arrival without prior application.
A visitor’s pass is issued to a citizen of East African Community partner States at the border post at no cost. It is free of charge and it's given at border post by simply showing your valid travel document.
The visitor's pass allows a person to enter for 6 months and if they wish to stay longer they must seek appropriate class of residence permit after they have entered Rwanda.
Citizens of Uganda and Kenya can enter the Rwandan territory by showing their national ID card.
There are 11 classes of tourist visa. These are: T1 - tourist, T2 - tourist, T3 - family, T4 - official diplomat, T6 - conference, T7 - business, T8 - medical treatment, T9 - group tourist, T10 - itinerant business person and T11- bridging. The validity and cost of the visa depend on the type of the visa.
Temporary resident are categorized according to the nature of the activity to be carried out by the applicant. Applicants may have up to 15 days from the time of arrival in the country to process their request. After that period, penalties will apply.
In addition to the listed requirements, the Director General of Immigration and Emigration may request the applicant to submit any other document when deemed necessary for more information and clarification.