Since 2018, the Rwanda government has approved the electronic visa for South Africa nationals to enter Rwanda with the purposes of tourism, conference and transit. This means a lot to the growth of the economy for the country due to the increasing number of travelers from South Africa.
If South Africans are questioning how long to get a Rwanda visa, it depends on which processing time that they choose. Generally, it will take from 1 to 3 business days to process e-visa. This is estimated to be quite quicker than waiting for an interview with embassies or consulates to get a visa. So, South African citizens must apply at least 4 working days before you intend to come to Rwanda.
There are 3 processing time frame provided by Rwanda Immigration Services:
- Normal: For South Africa who want to obtain an e-visa within 3 working days. During this period, travelers will have time to prepare some extra documents required for an e-visa.
- Urgent: For South Africa who want to get an e-visa in 2 working days.
- Super Urgent: This is the best option for South Africa who are in a hurry and wish to receive an e-visa within 24 business hours.