How long does it take to get a Rwanda visa from South Africa?

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.

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