This service allows Rwandans to request for a Laissez-Passer. Laissez-Passer is issued by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) and to Rwandans (adults and minors) who intend to travel to the following countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan upon fulfilling requirements.
The service cost for adults (Above 18) is Rwf 10,000 while minors (Below 18) pay Rwf 5,000.
Laissez-Passer’s processing time is 3 days.
Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service.
Adult citizens (above 18 years) should have a national ID number.
Minors between 16 years and 18 years should have a national ID number.
Minors below 16 years should have the Citizen Application Number.
Minors below 16 years without the child application number can still apply for the service.
Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address or both.
Follow these simple steps to apply for a Laissez-Passer:
Visit Irembo platform: www.irembo.gov.rw and under Immigration and Emigration, click on
Choose “Application Laissez-Passer” under Request Type, and Click on Apply.
Choose who needs this service; whether the applicant is above 18 or below 18.
If an applicant is above 18, he/she enters their national ID.
If an applicant is below 18, he/she enters the Citizen Application Number.
If the applicant is below 18 and doesn’t have a Citizen Application Number he/she enters their information as well as their guardian’s information.
Fill in the Applicant’s details, by clicking in the blank space to input the required details (*: means mandatory information).
Fill in the Requester Details (Purpose of travel, and destination country). The service fee is automatically displayed after identifying the applicant in Step 3.
Attach all the required documents in the right format and size
Click on Next to proceed.
Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click on Submit.
A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay.
Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa or MasterCard). For more information about payment modes, click here.
NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the Applicant receives a feedback notification from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration informing them when to collect their Laissez-Passer.