Office of the Canadian High Commission to Rwanda in Kigali

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Consular services remain available to Canadians. Many Government of Canada offices are encouraging clients to limit in-person visits. Canadians in need of assistance should contact the Government of Canada office nearest them by phone or e-mail before visiting in person. You can also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.

For information on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories. Make sure to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad to get the latest updates at your destination.

General Contact Information

Street Address
Office of the Canadian High Commission
59, KN16 Ave, Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Postal Address
Office of the Canadian High Commission
P.O. Box 1177
Kigali, Rwanda

Telephone:  (+250) 252 554 800

Fax: (+250) 252 554 810


Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 08:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Passport, citizenship, registration and consular services
Monday to Friday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Statutory Holidays - 2020

Our offices are closed on the following days:

Wednesday, 1st JanNew Year
Tuesday, 7 AprilCommemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi

Monday, 13 April

Easter Monday
Wednesday, 1st JulyCanada / Rwanda Day
Monday, 6 July (instead of July 4)

Liberation Day

Friday, 7 August

Umuganura / Thanksgiving

Monday, 7 September

Labour Day

Monday, 12 October


Wednesday, 11 November

Remembrance Day

Friday, 25 December

Christmas Day

Monday, 6 December

Boxing Day

* In the case where a holiday is on Friday, the previous Thursday will be considered as a compressed day.