APPLICANTS OF RWANDAN NATIONALITY

ELIGIBLE PERSON

* Foreigner national of eighteen years (18) and above living in Rwanda or abroad who fulfills the necessary requirements as provided for by the Rwandan law on nationality. Rwandan nationality is obtained on the following grounds:

* Nationality by birth on the Rwandan territory

* Nationality of Rwandan origin

* Nationality by marriage

* Naturalization

* Recovery of Rwandan nationality.

Moreover, the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration also facilitates Rwandans willing to renounce Rwandan nationality

WHERE APPLICATION IS MADE

* At the head office of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration

* At all districts Immigration offices where the applicant resides.

* In foreign countries, the application shall be submitted at the Rwandan Embassy or Consulate in his/her country of residence

PROCESSING TIME

* Three (3) months

FEES:

* Five thousand (5,000) Frw or its equivalent in foreign currency

REQUIREMENTS

NATIONALITY BY BIRTH ON THE RWANDAN TERRITORY

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* Birth certificate/ Certificate of identity of the applicant.

* Document certifying that the applicant’s parents were legally residing in Rwanda at the time of his/her birth.

* Criminal Record Clearance Certificate

* Copy of the passport (if any)

* Certificate of registration as foreigner if he/she resides in Rwanda,

* Copy of residence permit

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo; Click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Two recently taken colored passport size photo with white background

* Detailed CV

* Any other proof that the applicant was born in Rwanda

NATIONALITY OF RWANDAN ORIGIN

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* Birth certificate.

* Written statement  confirming the applicant family was living in a place known in Rwanda;

* Testimonies of t three Rwandans who know him / her as a person originating from Rwanda.

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo, Click here to request for payment advice ticket.

*Two recently taken colored passport size photo with white background
Detailed CV

NATIONALITY BY MARRIAGE

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* Birth certificate.

* Marriage certificate.

* Criminal record clearance certificate.

*Copy of valid passport.

* Copy of valid residence permit .

* Birth certificates of minor children (of non -Rwandan spouse) if any, born before the marriage.

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo; Click here to request for payment advice ticket.

* Two recently taken colored passport size photo with white background
Certificate of common marital life for the last three (3) years. The certificate is issued by the of civil status registrar at the place of their marriage or his/her residence.

* Copy of Rwandan identity card of the spouse on the day of marriage or any other justification of the Rwandan nationality.

* Detailed CV of both spouses.

* Testimonies from at least three people who know the wife/husband as a Rwandan (place of residence, Profession, relationship, telephone number)

NATURALISATION

* Fill the application form Click here .

* Birth certificate;

* Birth certificates of his/her children under 18 years old

* Copy of the passport

* Copy of residence permit

* Certificate of his/her occupation/activities (Sustainable) in the country issued by the District authorities where he/she operates from

* Criminal Record Clearance Certificate

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo; clik here to request for payment advice ticket.

* Two recently taken colored passport size photos with white background

* Detailed CV.

*To have consecutively resided in Rwanda for at least five years

RENOUNCING THE RWANDAN NATIONALITY

* Fill the application form Click here
Application letter motivating reasons of renouncing the Rwandan nationality
Handing over of the identity documents and travel documents possessed as a Rwandan;

* Proof of acquisition of another nationality;

* Certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to criminal proceedings in Rwanda (police clearance); 

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo; Click here to request for payment advice ticket.

* Detailed CV

* Two recently taken colored passport size photos with white background
* Testimonies from at least three people who know him/her as a Rwandan (place of residence, Profession, relationship, telephone number)

RECOVERY OF THE RWANDAN NATIONALITY

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* Declaration letter indicating the reason for the application of the recovery of the nationality;

* Birth certificate;

* Proof that the applicant was a Rwandan before;

* document proving that he/she had been accepted the renunciation of nationality;

* certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to criminal proceedings in the country of his/her current nationality (police clearance);

* Proof of his/her current nationality.

* Two recently taken colored passport size photos with white background

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw (non-refundable) paid to Irembo; Click here to request for payment advice ticket.

* Detailed CV

NB:

* Before the swearing in ceremony, applicants for Rwandan nationality by naturalization pay 100,000 Frw or its equivalent in foreign currency.
* Applications for other nationality categories pay 20.0000 Frw before the swearing in ceremony.

* Applicants for nationality by Rwandan origin are exempted from swearing-in ceremony and payment of any fee.
Only documents translated into the official languages are accepted: Kinyarwanda, English and French.