American Embassy in Kigali

United States of America

United States of America

Rwanda

Rwanda

Tel.   : (+250) 252 596 400
Fax   : (+250) 252 580 325
Email   :
Website   : http://rw.usembassy.gov,

Consular Services:

The American Embassy in Kigali Provides an extensive array of consular services, covering visa and passport processing, as well as document legalization. Whether you're applying for a new passport, renewing an existing one, updating passport particulars, or reporting a lost or damaged passport, schedule an appointment with the passport service at the high commission.

These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

Granted Visa Types

Visa types granted by the United States of America are;

  • United States of America Emergency Visa (on Holidays/Weekends)
  • United States of America Visa for Diplomatic/official/ Laissez-Passers Passport Holder
  • United States of America Visa for individuals working in designated US Agencies or technology areas
  • United States of America Tourist Visa
  • United States of America Business Visa
  • United States of America Employment Visa
  • United States of America Transit Visa
  • United States of America Medical Visa
  • United States of America Student Visa (Study/Research/Internship)
  • United States of America Entry Visa
  • United States of America Conference Visa
  • United States of America Mountaineering Visa
  • United States of America Missionary Visa
  • United States of America Journalist Visa(Journalist/Documentary filming)
  • United States of America Film Visa: Visa for shooting Feature Films

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Please Note:

Visits to the American Embassy in Kigali Appointments are mandatory and can only be secured in advance. For particular services, visitors are required to visit the designated section at the embassy and schedule an appointment by emailing the addresses provided above. For example, if you wish to apply for consular services, please visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you may directly contact the high commission or the consular email section via email. .

United States of America and Rwanda Relations-

The United States of America and Rwanda Experience warm and friendly bilateral relations. The diplomatic mission of the high commission is tasked with building stronger and closer connections between the two countries. It is crucial for their relationship to actively pursue bilateral and multilateral cooperation across various sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and more, all while ensuring mutual benefits. The countries collaborate to address global challenges such as climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, and other significant issues. The United States of America is the most important source market for tourism in Rwanda.
*Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the American Embassy in Kigali could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

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