By Ella Worehead
During 2017, Schengen embassies located in Rwanda collected 7,567 Schengen uniform visa applications in total.
Belgium was the busiest embassy. In 2017 they received a number of 7,326 visa applications, followed by France (133), Germany (103), and Netherlands (5).
A number of 5,537 applicants have been issued a Schengen uniform visa. Therefore the Schengen visa approval rate in Rwanda was 73%. Multiple Entry Visas shared just 28% of Schengen visa grants in Rwanda.
Belgium topped the list of Schengen countries which issued most visas to Rwanda’s citizens. According to the statistics, roughly 73% of the applicants in the Belgium embassy were granted a visa in 2017.
The Belgium embassy was the most selective at the most time. In 2017 they rejected a number of 1,512 Schengen visa applications in Rwanda.
The rejected visa applications in other embassies was as follows: France – 6 visas not issued, Germany – 3 visas not issued, Netherlands – 1 visa not issued.