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How to Apply for a Laissez-Passer

This service allows Rwandans to request a new Laissez-Passer. This document is issued by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) to Rwandans (adults and minors) who intend to travel to the following countries: Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan upon fulfilling requirements. 

The processing time is 3 days; adults pay Rwf 10,000 while minors pay Rwf 5,000.


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service. 

  • Rwandan citizens above 18 years should have a national ID number. 

  • Rwandan citizens below 18 years should have a Citizen Application Number.

  • Attachments depend on the “minor category” for applicants below 18 years. Click here for more information. 

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number or email address or both. 




Adult/Above 18 years

10,000 Rwf

  • Copy of National ID (format: jpg and size: 500 KB)

  • Passport Photo (format: pdf and size: 200 KB)

  • Signature (format: pdf and size:50 KB)

Minor/Below 18 years

5,000 Rwf

  • Copy of National ID (format: jpg and size: 500 KB)

  • Passport Photo (format: pdf and size: 200 KB)

  • Signature (write names of the child) (format: pdf and size: 50 KB) 

  • Other attachments depend on the selected “Minor Category”

Follow these simple steps to apply for a Laissez-Passer:

1. Visit and under Immigration and Emigration, click on Laissez-Passer. 

2. Choose “Application Laissez-Passer” under Request Type, and Click on Apply

3. 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.

4. Fill in the Applicant Details, by clicking in the blank space to input the required details.  

5. Fill in the Requester Details. The service fee is automatically displayed after identifying if the applicant is an adult or a minor.

6. Attach all the required documents in the right format and size.

7. Click on Next to proceed.

8. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click Submit

9. A billing number/ID (99….) will be generated for payment. Applicants can pay using MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money, BK App, BK Branches, BK Agents, or pay online using VISA or MasterCard.

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, the applicant receives a feedback notification from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration informing them when to collect their Laissez-Passer.

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