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Office of the High Commission of Canada to Rwanda, in Kigali

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Rwanda.

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information


59 KN16 Avenue, Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda

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Date Holiday
2022-01-03 New Year's Day (in lieu)
2022-02-01 National Heroes' Day
2022-04-07 Memorial Day - 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi
2022-04-18 Easter Monday
2022-07-01 Canada Day / Independence Day (Rwanda)
2022-07-04 Liberation Day
2022-08-05 Umuganura / Thanksgiving
2022-09-05 Labour Day (Canada)
2022-10-10 Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
2022-12-26 Christmas Day (in lieu)
2022-12-27 Boxing Day (in lieu)
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