INVESTOR- INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SPECIFIC TO SUB-CLASS B1:
INVESTOR IN AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

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ELIGIBLE PERSON:

This resident permit is issued to a foreigner considered as an investor intending or engaged on his or her account in agriculture, animal husbandry and others related activities in Rwanda. The investor must have been certified by Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

DEPENDANTS:

Eligible dependants may accompany the principal applicant but will have to apply for M2 resident permit.

WHERE TO APPLY:

*At the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices
*At the RDB One Stop Centre.

TRAVEL DOCUMENT:

Any genuine and recognized travel document valid not less than 6 months.

PERMIT FEES:

100,000 Rwf

VALIDITY OF PERMIT:

3 years

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT (Police Clearance):

Applicants are required to provide a certificate of good conduct from recognized law enforcement authority of the country they have been residents for the last 6 months.

 
This certificate has to indicate whether the applicant has not had any criminal convictions

PERMIT EXTENSION:

This permit may be extended upon application.

CHANGE OF STATUS:

Change of status is allowed

WORKING IN RWANDA:

Business is permitted

NUMBER OF ENTRIES:

This permit allows the bearer multiple entries in Rwanda.

TRANSCRIPTION:

For applicant whose permit is in the passport which expired and request for the permit to be transferred in the new passport will have to pay 10,000 Rwf.

REQUIREMENTS:

*One colored passport size photo with white background, recently taken without glasses, caps and scurf. The photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue stick. Stapling and clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable. 
*A completed application form: (Click here to download application form)
*An application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration by the employer.
*Curriculum Vitae
*Original Police Clearance from the country you have lived in for the last 6 months
*RDB’s investment Certificate
*RDB's business registration certificate
*Trading licence (Patente) issued at sector level

*A bank slip of 100,000 Rwf paid to RRA;  Click the following link to request for payment advice ticket to take to the bank.  

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

*One colored passport size photo with white background, recently taken without glasses, caps and scurf. The photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue stick. Stapling and clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable. 
*A completed application form: (Click here to download application form)
*Permit application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration by the employer.
*Curriculum Vitae
*Trading licence (Patente) issued at sector level
*A copy of foreigner identity card

*A bank slip of 100,000 Rwf paid to RRA;  Click the following link to request for payment advice ticket to take to the bank.  

PROCESSING TIME:

1 Day

N.B:

To avoid penalties, the applicant should apply/renew his/her visa before expiration of the current visa. Penalty fee is 20,000frw in a period of 6 to 15 days of the delay. Article 34 of the Ministerial Order No. 02/01 of 21/05/2011 establishing procedures and regulations implementing Immigration and Emigration law, categorizes other penalties from 16 days to 9 months and above.