ORDINARY PASSPORT

An Ordinary e-passport is issued to any Rwandan who fulfills the necessary requirements to facilitate his/her travels outside the country. 

APPLICATION IS MADE

All applications are submitted through IREMBO platform:

* The applicant can approach an IREMBO agent, or do it themselves by accessing the IREMBO platform. 

* The applicant will then be notified by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE), though SMS, to come at DGIE offices to give their biometrics (the 10 fingerprints and the digital photo). 

* The applicant will then be issued with the e-passport.

Note:

Children below 16 years old are not required to give biometrics.  

 

PROCESSING TIME

Four (4) working days for first application and two (2) working days for renewal

VALIDITY

* A child passport is valid for 2 or 5 years

* An adult passport valid for 5 or 10 years

APPLICATION FEES

A child passport costs twenty-five thousand (25,000) FRW 

* An adult passport valid for 5 years’ costs seventy-five thousand (75,000) FRW

* An adult passport valid for 10 years’ costs one hundred thousand (100,000) FRW

REQUIREMENTS

APPLICANTS OF 16 YEARS AND ABOVE

* Rwandan identity card 

* Payment of required application fees

CHILD UNDER 16 YEARS OLD

CHILD WITH LEGALLY MARRIED PARENTS 

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 

* Copy of both parents’ identity cards 

* Child’s birth certificate 

* Parents’ marriage certificate 

* Payment of 25,000 FRW 

CHILD WHO LOST BOTH PARENTS

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by the guardian(s) 

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 

* Copy of the guardian’s identity card(s) 

* Child’s birth certificate 

* Death certificate for both parents 

* Copy of a legal guardianship 

* Payment of 25,000 FRW

CHILD WHO LOST ONE PARENT

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by the living parent 

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 

* Copy of the living parent’s Identity Card

* Child’s birth certificate 

* Death certificate of the deceased parent 

* Payment of 25,000 FRW

CHILD WITH DIVORCED PARENTS 

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents 

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 

* Child’s birth certificate 

* Copy of the identity cards of both parents

* Copy of divorce judgment

* Payment of 25,000 FRW

CHILD WHOSE PARENTS ARE NOT LEGALLY MARRIED 

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents 

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 

* Copy of the identity card of both parents 

* Child’s birth certificate 

* Celibacy certificate of the mother 

* In case the child stays with the father, he presents the certificate of recognition issued by the sector authorities

* Payment of 25,000 FRW 

NB:

* The passports issued up to 27th June 2019 shall be valid until 27th June 2021.

* In case of loss or theft of passport, the applicant shall present the certificate issued by the competent authority 

* If it is established that there was a negligence on the person whose passport was lost, stolen or damaged, the application fees is increased by 50%.

In case of loss, theft or damage of passport, the applicant is subjected to interview for explanations on circumstances under which it happened.