S1 RESIDENT IN THE BORDER AREA

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SPECIFIC TO PERMIT SUB-CLASS S1 RESIDENTS WITHIN THE BORDER AREA 

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ELIGIBLE PERSON:

This sub-class of permit shall be issued to a foreigner residing within the border area of a country bordering Rwanda who regularly enters and exits Rwanda to work or do business. This person normally exits Rwanda each working day to return to his/her place of residence. 

Dependants:

Not allowed 

WHERE TO APPLY:

*Applications should be submitted at the Head Quarters of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration or at District Immigration Offices. 

TRAVEL DOCUMENT:

Any genuine and recognized travel document valid not less than 6 months. 
Permit Fees:
50,000 frw 

VALIDITY OF PERMIT:

2 Years 

PERMIT EXTENSION:

This permit may be extended upon application. 

CHANGE OF STATUS:

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

WORKING IN RWANDA:

Work is permitted 

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 they have been residents for the last of 6 months.  The certificate is to indicate whether the applicant has had any criminal convictions. 

TRANSCRIPTION:

For applicant whose permit is in the expired or lost 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. 
*Curriculum Vitae 
*Notified diploma/degree 
*Employment contract 
*Recommendation letter from the employer 
*Business registration certificate (in case of business people) 
*Trading license (Patente)
 *Resident permit from the country of resident 
*Original Police clearance from the country of residence for the last 6 months 
*Work contract 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL:

*One colored passport size photo with white background recently taken without glasses, caps and scurf. Tthe 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 
*Employment contract 
*Recommendation letter from the employer 
*Business registration certificate [business owner] 
*Trading license (Patente) [business owner] 
*Resident permit from the country of residence 
*A bank slip of 50,000 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 of current visa. Penalty fee is 20,000frw in a period between 06 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.