Rwanda


Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Rwanda. The Department's office in Nairobi, Kenya, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Rwanda. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission

Nairobi

Nairobi
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Street address
Riverside Drive
(400 metres off Chiromo Road)
Nairobi
Kenya
Postal address
PO Box 39765
Nairobi
Kenya
Counter hours
By appointment only.
Appointment can be arranged through the Australian Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, or directly with this office by email or phone.
Telephone
254 20 4277 160
9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday
Fax
254 20 4277 189
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.nairobi@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Methods of payment accepted at are available on their website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cash

We accept payments in United States dollars (USD) or Kenyan Shillings. If you are mailing or couriering your application, do not send cash through the post.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

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​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

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Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

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If you are in Ghana you can lodge your application for Citizenship by Descent at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Rwanda

IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre- Kigali
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

501 St, Kamatamu, Kabare, Kacyiru, Gasabo, Kigali,
Rwanda

Telephone

+ 250 788 383 667

Additional information
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Doctor(s):
Dr Samuel Ahadi Baghuma (male)

Polyclinique Le Bon Samaritain
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations​

Street address

​3, KG636 Rukiri 1

Remera, Kigali

Rwanda

Telephone

​+ 250 788 383 205

Additional information

Doctor(s):

Dr Jean Baptiste Gasasira (Male)

Police check

Rwanda

Rwanda
Postal address

National Public Prosecution Authority – Department of Criminal Code
PO Box 1328
Kigali
Rwanda

Additional information

Relevant document: Criminal Record Clearance.
Resident Citizens : Head office of the National Public Prosecution Authority, Kigali.
Provide: Proof of identity (issued from the district of residence); two passport sized photographs; a copy of your national ID card.
Non-resident citizens: Non-resident citizens can make applications through their nearest Rwandan embassy or assign a power of attorney in-country to make the application on your behalf.
Foreign Nationals: A letter from your most recent employer indicating that you reside in Rwanda and outlining the type of employment you are involved in; a valid passport; a valid Rwandan visa; two passport sized photographs, required fee.
Fee: Payable.