Applying for a short-stay Schengen visa in Rwanda

If you live in Rwanda and want to apply for a short-stay visa for the Netherlands, you cannot do this at the Netherlands embassy in Kigali. You can apply for this visa at the VFS Global office of Belgium in Kigali

The embassy of Belgium in Kigali has appointed VFS Global as the outsourced partner to handle the visa applications for the Netherlands and the 18 represented Schengen countries.

Please note, that for only the following types of visa you can make an appointment to submit the application directly at the embassy of Belgium:

  • holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • family members of a EU citizens (spouse/minor child)
  • visa applications for humanitarian reasons

Make an appointment via the online appoinment system of the embassy of Belgium.