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Minister Nsengimana updated on immigration advances

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has visited the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration and the Kigali International Airport.

Minister Nsengimana toured all departments at the Immigration Headquarters at Kacyiru, where he was updated on the office’s use of the latest technology for issuing visas online, passport production and other services.

He also visited the ultra-modern electronic gates installed at the Kigali International Airport. The gates, known as Automated Passenger Clearance System (APCS), allow self-service immigration clearance of passengers.

The Director General of Immigration and Emigration, Anaclet Kalibata, stressed that the Immigration Directorate has achieved a lot in past 5 years; “Rwanda has outlined a new entry visa policy, which is being issued on arrival to nationals of African countries at any Rwandan entry point, the number of people who are requesting visa online are increasing.”

Hon. Nsengimana commended the Directorate General of Emigration and Immigration for embracing technology to deliver better service, and urged other institutions to follow suit.

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