Laissez-passer


This service allows Rwandans to request a Laissez-passer. A Laissez-Passer is issued to all Rwandans who intend to travel to the following countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan upon fulfilling requirements.


Who can apply?


Only Rwandans, adult and child  apply for this service.


What is needed to apply?


You will need:

  • ID number for Adult or the application number for a registered child
  • Copy of of National ID
  • Passport photo
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Phone number or email address


What you need to know:


The processing time is 3 working days.The price for an adult is 10,000 RWF while for a child is 5,000 RWF.


How do I apply for a Laissez-passer?


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



2. Click on Laissez-passer under Immigration and Emigration



3. A small window will appear, click on the drop down to choose “ Application Laissez-passer” as request type and click on Apply,

4. You will choose whether you are applying for a minor or an adult.

If you are a Rwandan below 16 years of age, you will use your application number

If you choose the option of minor, you will be required to specify the type of minor:

  • Minor living with guardians( Orphans),
  • Living with both parents(legally married)
  • Living with a divorced parent,
  • Living with a single parent(case of death),
  • Minor living with single parent(father)
  • Minor living with a single parent (mother).

The price for laissez-passer differs depending on the nature of the applicant.




Below 16 years: 5000Rwf.

Above 16 years: 10000Rwf;


NB: After Entering your ID number or application number, remember to click in the blank space to retrieve your Information

 

5.  Fill the form below;  enter your ID number, profession, employer, height, Residence details, Birth locations, purpose of travel and your Destination country


Note That  : Any field with the red asterisk is mandatory.

6. Attach the required attachments with the required format and size then click on Next. Next  will take you to a summary page.



7. Verify your information, then put your phone number or email address for notification and click on submit

8. After you have sent your application, the bill ID will appear as well as the different payment modes.


How to attach documents for Laissez-passer

Attachments are an important part of your application. Here is the right way to attach your documents:


1.The attachments field appears at the bottom of the application page:

2.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

Passport photo has to be less than 200kb, Signature has to be less than 50kb, and allowed format is jpg. Other attachments are less than 500kb and pdf format only.



3. Accepted file type (PDF, or JPG)


Adult:

Copy of national ID: must be 500KB or less.

Passport photo: must be 200KB or less

Signature: must be 200KB or less.


Child

Living with guardians (Orphans)

  • Copy of the ID/Passport of the guardian
  • Application letter of the guardian
  • Death certificate of deceased parents
  • Copy of guardianship
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with guardians (parents alive)

  • Copy of the ID/Passport of the guardian
  • Application letter of the guardian
  • Copy of guardianship
  • Notarized Power of attorney signed by parents
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with both parents (legally married)

  • Copy of National Id of both parents
  • Application letter signed by the parents
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with divorced parents

  • Copy of National Id of both parents
  • Certificate of Divorce
  • Copy of court judgement
  • Application letter of parents or one parent depending on court judgement
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with a single parent (case of death)

  • Copy of National ID
  • Application letter
  • Death certificate of deceased parent
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with single parent(Father)

  • Copy of National Id of both parents
  • Child recognition certificate
  • Application letter signed by the parents
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo

Living with single parent(Mother)

  • Copy of National ID
  • Application letter signed by the parents
  • Certificate of Being Single
  • Signature (Write names of the child)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Child passport photo



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 collect the document.