Rwanda Conference e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is the Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

The Rwanda Conference e-Visa is a travel document that is issued through an electronic/online e-Visa platform to travelers that want to attend or speak at a conference, meeting, workshop, or seminar in this country.

What do I need to apply for Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Applicant Photo
  • Passport Personal Details Scan

What is the cost to obtain a Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

The Rwanda Conference e-Visa costs USD 50.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD 45.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 75.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 110.00

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

It depends on the method of processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing Time: 7 Business Days
  • Rush Processing: 5 Business Days
  • Super Rush Processing: 4 Business Days

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is the Rwanda Conference e-Visa valid for?

The Rwanda Conference e-Visa is valid for up to 30 days Per Entry

How long is the Rwanda Conference e-Visa valid for?

The Rwanda Conference e-Visa is valid for up to 30 days Per Entry

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

Your passport must be at least six (6) months valid to apply for Conference e-Visa.

When should I apply for the Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

The applicant should apply at least 4 Business Days before the trip.

What documents do I need to present upon my arrival?

All Applicants must present:
Conference e-Visa (provided by us)
Return tickets

How many times can I enter Rwanda with the Conference e-Visa?

The Conference e-Visa is just for a Single Entry.

Does obtaining an e-Visa guarantee me entry into Rwanda?

NO. Possession of a Conference e-Visa for Rwanda does not provide an automatic right of entry into the country. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services may refuse entry to any person if they consider that a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such a person’s presence in Rwanda would be contrary to national interests or security.

Which nationalities are eligible to apply for the Rwanda Conference e-Visa?

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean
  • British virgin Island
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Island
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Island
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Island
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Island
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadelupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Berthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Island
  • Tuvalu
  • U.S. Minor Outlying
  • U.S. Virgin Island
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Vaccination requirements to travel to Rwanda

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Rwanda tourism

Rwanda is a beautiful country that has grown in leaps and bounds since the tragedy of 1994. The change has been so great that the country is now sometimes referred to as the Singapore of Africa or the Switzerland of Africa.

The reason these comparisons are made is that Rwanda has become an example of order, cleanliness, calm, and enforcement of the rule of law.

Rwanda has opened its doors to tourism and business and has invested heavily in infrastructure and top-tier hotels. However, in case you were thinking that because it is called the Singapore or Switzerland of Africa you wouldn’t be able to find an authentic African experience here, rest assured this is still Africa.

If you want to get to know what day to day life is like in this Central African nation, you need to go no further than one of the local markets, where you can see some real action and even, from time to time, a little spontaneous chaos. At the main market in Kigali, visitors will be treated to piles of everything from beautiful multi-colored broad beans to carved chunks of cassava root stir the senses. Rwanda is home to a little under 13 million people, of which most live in rural areas.

The capital, Kigali, has witnessed the most infrastructure spending since the country has been at peace, but also the areas near the mountains where the gorillas can be found. The country is just south of the Equator and is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This part of the African continent is known as the Great Lakes region, and it is characterized by having many lakes, as well as mountains and forests. The majority of Rwanda is at elevation, so the air is dry and cool. The mountains in Rwanda can be found in the Western part of the country, while savanna is found in the East. All of this with numerous lakes scattered across the entire length and width of the nation.

The average climate in the country is considered temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. With its small size and relatively large population, Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in this part of the continent. Luckily, once you leave the main settlements and head into the mountains in search of gorillas, you leave the crowds behind. All modern Rwandans are descended from one same cultural and linguistic group, the Banyarwanda.

However, in this group, there are three subgroups: the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The Hutu and Tutsi are mentioned in the tragic events of 1994, but the Twa are often overlooked. This is because the Twa represents only a small fraction of the country’s population. They area forest-dwelling pygmy people that some consider being the direct descendants of Rwanda’s original inhabitants.

The main language spoken by people in their homes in Rwanda is Kinyarwanda, with English and French serving as the country’s official languages. French is spoken by the older generation, as it is a legacy handed down from colonial times when the French and Belgians considered Rwanda as their colony. Before 2008, schools and classes across Rwanda were administered in French.

Then one day, the government declared English the country’s official language in schools. It is believed this is due to English being a more international business language, as well as an effort to distance themselves from the colonial powers that contributed to the terrible events in the nation’s past.

Rwanda has a presidential system of government and the president is Paul Kagame of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), who has served continuously since 2000. In 2006, Rwanda was the first country in the world to ban plastic bags and they take it seriously.

Food in Rwanda is a different experience. Food preparation here takes longer than almost anywhere else on the planet, and that’s saying a lot. Even dishes as simple as beans and rice, or fried chicken, will often take an hour or two to be served after placing an order at a restaurant. Travelers say that this is seen time and again, independent of the level of the restaurant or hotel.