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.

Due to the corona virus you will have to send your visa application via e-mail to kig-ca@minbuza.nl to obtain an authorisation for the embassy of Belgium to accept your visa application.

If the EU travel ban has been lifted for the residents of your country, you can apply for all visa categories. If the EU travel ban has not been lifted for the residents of your country, you can only apply for a visa if you fall under the exemption categories. Check the page " Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands" to see for which countries the EU travel ban has been lifted and what the exemption categories are.

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. You can make an appointment for this visa at the VFS Global office of Belgium in Kigali.

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