Visa Notice

The consular exchange rate is 1,200 RWF = 1 USD.

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Kigali continues to experience high demand, which has increased the wait time to schedule a nonimmigrant visa appointment. We urge all travelers to the United States to apply for their nonimmigrant visas at least eight weeks prior to their planned departure to minimize the possibility that their travel plans may be impacted.  Applicants seeking emergency visa appointments should review these instructions before requesting an expedited appointment.(Last update: September 6, 2023)