RESIDENT IN RWANDA

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SPECIFIC TO PERMIT SUB-CLASS S2 RESIDENT IN RWANDA 
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ELIGIBLE PERSON:

This sub-class of permit shall be issued to a foreigner who reside in Rwanda within a frontier region but regularly exits Rwanda to work or do business in the border region of the bordering country. 

DEPENDANTS:

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

WHERE TO APPLY:

*Applications should be submitted at Immigration offices in the District of residence, or at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration Head 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 not 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 from the country they have been residents for the last 6 months or more. 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 10,000 Frw 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 
*Rental contract of the place of residence 
*Recommendation from the cell offices (Icyemezo cy’akagali) 
*Original Police clearance from the country of residence in for the last 6 months (Except DRC nationals) 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL:

*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. 
*Rental contract of the place of residence 
*Recommendation letter from the cell offices (Icyemezo cy’akagali) 
*Copy of green card 
*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 the 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.