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Rwanda reviews visa policy

Rwanda reviews visa policy

The Government of Rwanda has reviewed and updated its immigration visa regulations as provided by the law. The New Visa will take effect from Nov. 1st 2014 as approved by the cabinet on 15th Oct. 2014. Citizens from member countries of the East African Community (EAC) including Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will continue to […]

US embassy in Rwanda changes pay point for visa application fees

 The US embassy in Kigali has announced the new location to make payments for visa application from I&M bank to Ecobank. The move is aimed at improving the services towards visa application process to persons travelling to America from Rwanda, according to the statement from the embassy. The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda will use a […]

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U.S Embassy revises visa acquisition process

The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda has announced plans to use a new and improved visa fee payment and appointment system to individuals travelling to the United States. This new system will allow applicants to pay the visa application fee outside of Kigali and schedule a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment online or by calling local phone […]

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Rwanda reduces time of issuing driving licence

Rwanda has reduced the time of production and issuing of driving licence, from three months to two weeks to improve service delivery and minimizing cases of fraud. This was revealed by Chief Superintendent (CSP) Felly Bahizi, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety Department, on May 20, 2013. “Initially, acquiring a driving licence took between […]

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Rwanda introduces new entry visa Issuance

The government  through the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration, on December 6, 2012, Revealed that African nationals from the African continent transiting to or through Rwanda will be issued with entry visa upon arrival at any Rwandan entry point, effectively January 1, 2013. The decision was taken in a bid to remove formalities in […]

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The Rwandan Directorate of Immigration has revealed that travelling between Rwanda and Kenya will not require the use of passports in the near future, but only either countries’ national identity cards. The announcement was made by the communications officer at the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration, Ange Sebutege, who said the two institutions (Immigration) have […]

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EAC single visa delayed by lack of required ICT equipment

Analysts have warned that the East African Single Tourist Visa is likely to fail as EAC partner states still hesitate on harmonizing policies and laws. The original plan was to have the regional common Tourist Visa in place in November 2006, but five years later, the document is still non-existent. A task force appointed to […]

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Rwanda: High tech travel document replaces old one

  Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration introduced a new electronic travel document commonly known as Laissez-Passer. The newly launched travel document has a validity of two years and will enable Rwandans to freely extend their travel to six countries, including the South Sudan. According to an official from the Immigration and Emigration Directorate, […]

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