STUDENT PASS

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SPECIFIC TO PERMIT SUB-CLASS N1 STUDENT PASS 

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ELIGIBLE PERSON:

This sub class of resident permit shall be issued to a foreigner who is in Rwanda for study purposes. It shall have the same meaning as a student pass in the context of Easter African Community 

DEPENDANTS:

Dependants may accompany the principal applicant. But will have to apply for M2 resident permit. 

WHERE TO APPLY:

 
*Applications should be submitted at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration Head Quarters of Immigration Regional offices. 

TRAVEL DOCUMENT:

Any genuine and recognized travel document not below 6 months of validity.  

PERMIT FEES:

10,000 frw 

VALIDITY OF PERMIT:

1 Year 

PERMIT EXTENSION:

This permit may be extended or renewed in accordance with school admission. 

CHANGE OF STATUS:

The holder of this permit may be allowed to change his/her status. 

WORKING IN RWANDA:

The bearer of this sub-class of permit is not allowed to Work  

NUMBER OF ENTRIES:

Multiple entries 

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT:

Applicants are required to provide a certificate of good conduct from recognized law enforcement authority of the country the applicant has been a resident for the last 6 months.  The certificate has to indicate whether the applicant has not had criminal convictions before. 

TRANSCRIPTION:

For the applicant whose permit is in the lost or expired passport, will have to pay 10,000frw for the permit to be transferred in the new passport.

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 for application form
*An application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration. 
*School admission letter 
*Original Police Clearance from the country you have lived for the last 6 months 

*CV

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 for application form
*Readmission letter from recognized university, high institution of learning or High school addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration.  
*A copy of green card 
*A bank slip of 10,000 Rwf paid to RRA;  Click the following link to request for payment advice ticket to take to the bank.

PROCESSING TIME:

3 Days 

N.B:

To avoid penalties, the applicant should apply/renew his/her visa before expiration date of  the current visa. Penalty fee is 20,000frw in a period of 06 to 15 days of the delay. Article 34 of the Ministerial Order No. 02/01 of 21/05/2011establishing procedures and regulations implementing Immigration and Emigration law, categorizes other penalties from 16 days to 9 months and above.