- Step by step guide to visas and work permits application
All people wishing to enter Rwanda must possess a valid passport or other internationally recognized travel documents
Visa is required by all visitors to Rwanda excluding citizens of countries members to the following international organizations; African Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie – Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, Dominica, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Grenada, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India, Kiribati, Jamaica, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Maldive, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Principality of Andorra, Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Saharawi Republic, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, The Bahamas, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
A citizen of East African Community Member States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and South Sudan) shall be issued a pass/entry visa free of charge upon arrival to stay for the period of six months.
The following countries will be granted 90 days valid visa free of charge upon arrival: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore and the state Qatar.
Citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt are allowed to get a 30-days visa upon arrival without prior application. They may also submit applications online at www.migration.gov.rw or at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence before departure.
Visa fees must not exceed 50 USD for single entry visa or 70 USD for multiple entry visa.
For whom: All persons undertaking commercial pursuits in the Republic
Validity and Duration: Valid for 2 years renewable. Multiple entries Issued within three days of submitting all required documents
Cost: RWF 150,000 (equivalent to USD 158)
- Any genuine acceptable travel document valid not less than 6 months.
- Payment of 150.000 Frw
- Business registration certificate
- Police clearance certificate from the country of residence for the previous six months
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- Photo with white background
- Completed permit application form
- Application letter to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration
The labor law no. 22/2002 of 09/07/2002 regulates employment and labor issues in Rwanda. The law provides for the protection of employees, general conditions of employment, trade unions and employer organizations as well as health, safety and environment.
Rwanda prides itself in having a flexible labor policy with a multi lingual work force. Labor is affordable and productivity has been steadily growing. With recruitment agencies available to facilitate the recruitment process, accessing quality human resource has been made simpler
At the RDB headquarters, an investor could register for taxes, pay their taxes and apply for tax exemptions. Our partnership with the Rwanda Revenue Authority means that our services to you are more comprehensive and delivered more efficiently.