China Embassy in Rwanda

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Rao Hongwei
Address: 34,KN3 Avenue, Kigali, Rwanda

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Rwanda

Address: 44 Boulevard De La Revolution
Tel: +250-78570843/5/9 ext.163
Fax: +250-78570848
Office Hours: 08:30a.m.-12:00noon, Monday, Wednesday & Friday (Except Rwandan and Chinese holidays)
Email Address:

Regular Fees per Person

 The embassy only accepts CASH for application.

Entry & Validity Rwandan Citizens American Citizens Other Citizens
Single-Entry RWF 35,000 RWF 81,000 RWF 19,000
Double-Entry RWF 52,000 RWF 81,000 RWF 28,000
Multi-Entry for Half Year RWF 70,000 RWF 81,000 RWF 38,000
Multi-Entry for One Year RWF 105,000 RWF 81,000 RWF 57,000
Hong Kong Visa RWF 19,000 RWF 19,000 RWF 19,000

Rush Service & Express Service Fees per Person

Usually, the processing takes four working days. For the Rush Service, applications should be submitted before 11:30 a.m. The collection time for rush service is the next morning. Rush and express service are not always accepted for processing from all applicants.

Rush Service 2 working day processing RWF 19,000
Express Service 3 working days processing RWF 13,000

China Visa Requirements

Basic Requirements

1. A valid original passport with enough blank pages. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months.
2. One completed Chinese Application Form signed by the applicant. Children's application form can be signed by their parents or guardians.
3. One recent passport photo affixed to the application form. 
4. For applicants who are not the citizens of Rwanda, a copy of residence card issued by the Rwandan immigration office is required. 

Additional Documents for Different Types

1. Tourist visa (L): Bank deposit certificate and return tickets booking proof;
For applicants who are going to Tibet, a permit issued by Tibetan Tourist Bureau is required. (fax number of Tibetan Tourist Bureau: 0086-891-6834632, telephone number: 0086-891-6834313)
2. Business visa (F): An invitation letter/ fax from a Chinese Government department together with an invitation letter from a Chinese company, a letter of introduction furnished by a company in Rwanda, a copy of the business license in Rwanda;
3. Student visa (X):  JW-201 or JW-202 form issued by the Ministry of Education and a letter of admission from a Chinese University / College, one completed Foreigner Physical Examination Form;
4. Work visa (Z):  An employment permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the State Administration of Foreign Experts together with an invitation letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government or a Government-authorized company, one completed foreigner physical examination form;
5. Transit Visa (G): A valid visa and flight tickets for the country of destination.

Important Notice for Application

1. Applications by post are not accepted. Applicants should submit their applications in person or entrust a third party to submit their applications on their behalf to the consular office of the Embassy.
2. An interview may be required by the officer if necessary.
3. Applicants should check the issued visa upon collection and if necessary raise any queries at the same time. The embassy will not hold responsibility relating to it under any circumstances thereafter.

 Please contact Embassy of Rwanda in China if Rwandan nationals have problems there. 

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- Last modified on Jun. 01, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Rwanda
Asked by Aliona Ishimwe from RWANDA | Apr. 24, 2021 14:36Reply
request for China police clearance certificate
i would like to request a police clearance certificate from china,,i've been there for 5 years and i wish to know if i can get it from kigali china embassy. its for immigration process
Answers (1)
Answered by Bruce | Apr. 26, 2021 00:33

Why don't you request one from the police department of your country? Anyway, you only stayed in China for 5 years and I don't think a police clearance certificate covering 5 years' time helps very much during your immigration application.
Asked by Fabrice from RWANDA | Nov. 12, 2020 00:25Reply
Curious to know if the tourism is open to China already, if someone can apply for a tourist visa and what would be the requirements??

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona | Nov. 15, 2020 23:06

China has not opened the inbound tourism market yet, and China does not issue tourist visas at present.
Asked by Fabrice Tema from CAMEROON | Oct. 25, 2020 23:37Reply
Business visa
kindly advise if the visa delivery to China has already resumed for business operators wishing to travel to China for business purposes please.

Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Jeremy | Oct. 29, 2020 23:36

Fabrice, the China embassy now only issues business visas for those who need to go China urgently.
Answered by Fabrice | Nov. 12, 2020 00:23

Dear Jeremy,
thank you for your feedback, but please clarify "by urgently...".

Thank you.
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