We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Rwanda.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Rwanda. The High Commission and its liaison office in Burundi provide consular assistance to British nationals in Rwanda and Burundi.

Our services


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Our people

William  Gelling  OBE

William Gelling OBE

British High Commissioner to Rwanda

  • Sharon Wilkins

    Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Kigali

Contact us

British High Commission Kigali

Parcelle No 1131, Boulevard de l'Umuganda
BP 576

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