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E-passport application

This service allows Rwandans to apply for the E-Passport to facilitate their travels outside the country. The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration issues three types of passports: ordinaryservice, and a diplomatic passport.

Who can apply?

Only Rwandan citizens apply for this service, either an individual adult or minor.

What is needed to apply?

-If you are a Rwandan citizen above 16 years you will need your National ID number

-If you are a Rwandan citizen below 16 years you will need your Citizen Application Number

-You will need to attach different documents that differ depending on the selected applicant Type and the category.

- You will need your phone number and email address.

What you need to know:

The processing time is 4 working days.

Prices

-Ordinary: Adult cost is 100,000 Rwf (10 years’ validity) / 75,000 Rwf (5 years’ validity) and for a child the cost is 25,000 Rwf valid for 2 years this also applies to a 17 years old child.

The 17 years old child applies as an adult but pays 25,000 Rwf valid for 5 years.

- service: Adult / child cost is 15,000 Rwf (5 years’ validity)

- Diplomatic: Adult / child cost is 50,000 Rwf (5 years’ validity)

How do I apply for an E-passport?

It’s very simple! Here’s what you need:

1.     Visit Irembo Platform. www.new.irembo.gov.rw

2.     Click on E-passport application UNDER Immigration and Emigration

 

3.     click on Apply

4.     Choose Who you are applying for

      You can choose whether you are applying for adult or child.

  • If you are a Rwandan citizen above 16 years you will use your National ID

  • If you are a Rwandan citizen below 16 years you will use your Citizen Application Number

5.     After filling in the ID number/ Application number, click on the blue search button in the space to retrieve the details.

 

 

APPLICANTS:

Adult:

·         Fill in your ID number and retrieve details

·         Fill in your profession

·         Fill in Employer and Height (not mandatory)

·         Fill in your other nationality and other nationality passport number if any (not mandatory)

·         Fill in your residence details

 

·         Select the passport type

·         Select the passport validity

·         Select your purpose of travel and the destination country

·         Attach the required attachments with the required format and size

Child:

·         Choose minor category (child living with both parents alive, living with guardians, living with both parents legally married, living with divorced parents and child living with single parent mother/father),

·         Fill in child application number and retrieve details,

·         Fill in guardian ID /passport number retrieve details too,

·         Fill in residence details,

·         Fill in Height (not mandatory),

·         Fill in all the remaining details (passport type, passport validity, issued date, purpose of travel and destination country),

-       Attach all the attachments with the required format and size,

·         Click on next, fill in your phone number/email and submit

·         You will receive a billing number (990…………) and Pay.

Attachments:  To upload all the below attachments, you click on the blue button with a PLUS sign on it  , go to the folder where you saved your document click on it and click on open. It will be uploaded

Adult

·     -Passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

·     -Signature (PDF, 50KB)

·  - Copy of national ID (PDF, 500KB)

Child

* Living with both parents (legally married)

Copy of national ID of both parents (PDF, 500KB)

- Application letter signed by the parents (PDF, 500KB)

- Marriage certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

*Living with guardians (Orphans)

-Copy of national ID /passport of the guardian (PDF, 500KB)

-Application letter signed by the Guardian (PDF, 500KB)

-Death certificate of the deceased parents (PDF, 500KB)

-Copy of guardianship (PDF, 500KB)

-Recommendation from NCC (PDF, 500KB)

-- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

* Living with guardians (parents alive)

-Copy of national ID /passport of the guardian (PDF, 500KB)

-Application letter signed by the Guardian (PDF, 500KB)

-Copy of guardianship (PDF, 500KB)

-Notarized power of attorney signed by parents (PDF, 500KB)

-Recommendation from NCC (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

*Living with divorced parents

- Copy of national ID (PDF, 500KB)

-Certificate of divorce (PDF, 500KB)

- Copy of court judgements (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

 

*Living with a single parent (case of death)

- Copy of national ID (PDF, 500KB)

-Application letter signed by the parents (PDF, 500KB)

-Death certificate of the deceased parent (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

 *Living with single parent(Father)

-Child recognition record (PDF, 500KB)

-Copy of national ID (PDF, 500KB)

-Application letter signed by the parents (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

*Living with single parent(Mother)

-Copy of national ID (PDF, 500KB)

- Signature (write names of child) (PDF, 50KB)

- Child passport photo (JPG, size: 500KB)

- Birth certificate (PDF, 500KB)

-Certificate of being single/ marriage certificate (PDF, 500KB)

 After you apply: After having successfully paid via IremboGov,the Applicant waits for a feedback notification from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration about when to come and provide biometric details.

     Note: Rwandans living abroad provide their biometric details at their respective embassies or consular.