INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SPECIFIC TO PERMIT

Sub-Class W2 Entrepreneur in Information Technology and related activities
 
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Eligible Person:

This resident permit shall be issued to a foreigner considered as an entrepreneur intending or engaged in information technology or related activities in Rwanda.

Dependants:

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

Where to apply:

Applications should be made online at the website of the Director General (www.migration.gov.rw), at the Directorate General or at the RDB One Stop Centre.

Travel document:

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

Permit Fees:

100,000 frw

Validity of Permit:

2 years

Certificate of Good conduct:

Applicants are required to provide a certificate of good conduct from recognized law enforcement authority of the country they have lived in for the last 6 months or more. The certificate is to indicate the criminal status of the applicant.

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:

Multiple entries

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!)
*Permit application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration.
*Curriculum Vitae
*Original Police Clearance from the country you have lived in for the last 6 months
*Business registration certificate
*Trading licence (Patente)

Requirements for the 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.
*Current Trading license (Patente)
*Copy of green 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:

3 Day

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.