All the citizens from the United States require a visa to travel to Rwanda. The applicants can apply for two types of visas –holiday or family visit visas; both can be obtained for single (30 days) and multiple (90 days) entries. If you are planning to visit Rwanda you must hold a valid passport valid for at least 6 months from the day of entry. You must keep in mind that visa cannot be obtained if you wish to conduct any type of business during your travel. You can apply for your visa upon arrival, although the most convenient and fastest way is to obtain your travel document online.
Do US Citizens need a VISA for Rwanda?
It is mandatory for American citizens to hold a valid visa for Rwanda prior to boarding to Rwanda. American citizens must hold a valid and unexpired passport to apply for Visa Rwanda. Visa Rwanda can be used to travel for holiday or family visit purposes. The estimated average time to complete the online visa application is 10-15 minutes. Visa Rwanda is a single or double entry document allowing British citizens to visit Rwanda with a time period that does not exceed 30 or 90 days depending on the chosen type of visa. You should also make sure that your documents meet the requirements of your travel agency or transport company. Alongside the visa you may be required to obtain a yellow fever vaccination, this should be done prior to your travels, although it is possible to get vaccinated upon your arrival at the airport.
Please, note that if you are applying online you can only obtain a single entry visa that will allow you to stay in Rwanda for the period of maximum 30 days. If you wish to apply for the 90 day multiple entry visa American citizens must first obtain a police clearance prior to travelling to Rwanda and the approval process will take a minimum of 10 days.
Rwanda VISA requirements for US Citizens
The Republic of Rwanda allows nationals of all countries as well as nationals from the U.S. that are not exempt from visa to apply online to receive a tourist e-visa. All applicants from the U.S. must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months with at least one blank page. To apply online for Rwanda visa visitors from the United States also need to provide their e-mail address, they need to hold a valid credit/debit card to be able to pay the fee. To be able to receive a visa to Rwanda travelers from the U.S. also need to provide digital photocopies of their valid passports and a passport-sized photograph. One will also need to present World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination if entering from the countries listed on the Rwandan Immigration website. This type of visa is valid for holiday and business purposes only, work in Rwanda is not permitted on this visa.
Rwanda VISA application for US Citizens
All citizens from the U.S. planning to visit Rwanda for holidays, family visit or business purposes can apply for their Evisa online. To apply the U.S. nationals must provide the following documents:
- Email address
- Debit/credit card
- Passport and passport-sized photo scans
The online application is very simple, the U.S. passport holders traveling to Rwanda will need to fill in an application form. In the application form the U.S. nationals will need to provide their personal information according to their passport, such as their full name and surname, sex, date of birth, passport details. The U.S. citizens applying for Rwanda eVisa will also need to provide their residential address as well as address in Rwanda. U.S. passport holders traveling to Rwanda will also need to answer some questions regarding their employment, travel purpose, and some other background questions. Once the application is filled you will need to attach the required supporting documents. Later on, you will be redirected to the payment page where you will need to use your credit or debit card to submit the payment. After the successful payment, you will receive your 6-digit order number to your email address. Once our team will receive your order, we will start the application process, you should receive the final result within 5 business days.
If you believe that in your application form you have entered some information incorrectly, contact our team immediately. Once issued Rwanda visa for U.S. citizens cannot be modified. After you have received your approved visa to Rwanda for U.S. citizens you are good to go, remember you must bring your passport along while traveling, the passport must be valid for at least 6 more months starting from your visa application date.