Check Rwanda visa requirements for Kyrgyz citizens

Rwanda's Directorate of Immigration and Emigration implemented an electronic visa program to simplify its visa scheme and reduce immigration lines.

The Rwanda e-Visa, as it is colloquially known, is available to foreign visitors from over 100 countries, including Kyrgyz citizens.

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan who want to visit Rwanda can use the country's e-Visa program by filling out an online application form. The entire process is completed from the comfort of one's own home, eliminating the need for an in-person appointment at an embassy or months of waiting for approval.

Citizens who are planning to travel to Rwanda from Kyrgyzstan are eligible to obtain the Rwanda electronic visa.

Read on to learn about the Rwanda e-Visa for Kyrgyz citizens, as well as the entry requirements, and application process.

Rwanda e-Visa for Kyrgyz citizens

1. Rwanda e-Visa for Kyrgyz citizens:

The Rwanda electronic visa for Kyrgyz citizens was first introduced in 2018 to modernize the country's visa policy and reduce passport control queues. This visa is an official travel document that allows entry to all travelers.

Citizens of more than 100 countries, including Kyrgyzstan, can apply for a tourist visa to Rwanda using the e-Visa application form.

The Rwanda e-Visa, or electronic visa, is a single-entry or multiple entry visa for Kyrgyz citizens. It is available for Kyrgyzs planning to visit Rwanda for tourism.

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan who want to visit Rwanda for reasons other than tourism should contact their local Rwandan consulate or embassy for more information.

The Visa Policy for Rwanda outlines the primary benefits that an online visa provides to Kyrgyz citizens, who can choose 04 different travel options:

  • Rwanda e-Tourist Visa: Visitors can stay for up to 30 days from the arrival date. This e-Visa is valid within 03 months from the date of arrival for single entry.
  • Rwanda conference e-Visa: is an electronic visa that allows you entry to Rwanda if you are visiting due to a conference, meeting, or seminar. This visa has a validity of 03 months from the arrival date and allows you to stay in Rwanda up to 30 days for single entry to Rwanda.
  • Rwanda transit e-Visa: allows travelers to stop in the country for a maximum of 03 days between flights.
  • East Africa Visa: It permits travelers to enter Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda multiple entries within 03 month from arrival date, and allows you to stay for up to 90 days per entry.

2. Rwanda e-visa requirements for Kyrgyz citizens:

To successfully apply for a Rwanda e-visa from Kyrgyzstan, you must meet all visa requirements. The complete list of documents for a Rwanda tourist visa for Kyrgyz citizens includes:

  • Have a Kyrgyz passport valid for at least 180 days on their arrival in Rwanda. Make sure their passport has two blank pages for border officials to stamp with entry and exit stamps.
  • Save a copy of the biographical page of their passport on the device they plan to use for their application.
  • Digital Photo: All travelers must have a recent passport-size digital photo in order to apply for a Rwanda visa online (either in JPEG or PNG format).
  • Valid email address: Even though your Rwanda e-Visa will be linked to your passport, you should keep a copy of the document just in case. You will be sent a copy of your e-Visa via email. It is recommended that you print this copy in case you are required to show it to an immigration officer when you arrive in Rwanda.

If Kyrgyz citizens' passports are less than 06 months old, they should consider renewing them before applying for the Rwanda electronic Visa. Once all of these requirements have been met, citizens of Kyrgyzstan can proceed to the next step, which is to apply for a Rwanda electronic visa.

Rwanda e-visa requirements for Kyrgyz citizens

3. How to apply for a Rwanda online visa from Kyrgyzstan

The Rwanda e-Visa application is a simple questionnaire accessible via an online form. Kyrgyz citizens can complete their requests in less than 30 minutes. They will be required to provide personal and passport information.

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan can apply for a Rwanda online visa in 3 steps

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Travelers of Kyrgyzstan must enter valid details from their passports into the form. Any errors in their petition may result in a delay in the evaluation process or even denial.

Kyrgyz citizens complete their electronic visa applications by paying the processing fee. As previously stated, we recommend that they confirm that their bank cards have been previously activated for international transactions and that they have sufficient funds before proceeding with payment.

How long does it take to obtain a visa to Rwanda from Kyrgyzstan?

Following the submission of all required documents and information, Rwanda authorities will review the application, documents, and fee payment. A Rwanda electronic Visa is usually approved within 24 business hours to 03 business days. You can also check the status of your e-Visa processing online to keep track of your application.

On rare occasions, application errors or inaccuracies may cause the process to take longer.

It is best to apply at least 7 days before your trip to allow enough time for processing and/or necessary improvements.

When applying for a Rwanda visa from Kyrgyzstan, you will receive an email response/approval for your e-Visa application. You will also be given a description of the e-terms Visa and conditions. To gain entry, you must bring a printed copy of your approved visa with you to the airport.

4. Rwanda e-visa fees for Kyrgyz citizens:

When citizens of Kyrgyzstan apply for a Rwanda online visa, they have to pay two (02) kinds of Rwanda Visa Fees, which are called Service Fee and Government Fee.

The waiting period and cost of a Rwanda visa are determined by the option you select for the processing time of your application. We give you three choices so that you can pick the one that best suits your needs:

  • Super Urgent: When you're willing to wait an average amount of time for your travel document, this is the most cost-effective service. You have to wait 3 business days
  • Urgent: Decide to pay a little more to get your visa in less time. Your visa will arrive in your e-mail inbox within 2 business days
  • Super Urgent: This is the quickest available option for you. If you need the visa within 24 business hours.