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How to Apply for a National ID

This service enables Rwandan citizens to apply for a national ID. The applicant must have a citizen application number. A citizen without the application number should carry any identification and reach out to the nearest sector office to request it from the Civil Registration Officer (CRO) before applying for the National ID. The service is provided by the National Identification Agency (NIDA).

The processing time of the application for a national ID is 30 days and its price is Rwf 500. 


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

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Applicants should have a citizen application number(Child ID).

  • Applicants should be 16 years and above.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a national ID: 

  1. Visit IremboGov and under Identification, click on 

Application of National ID.

  1. Choose who you are applying for; self or bulk, and click on Apply


Note: you may choose bulk to pay for more than one application using a single billing number or self to only pay for one application.

  1. Enter the required Applicant’s details (citizen application number, biometric sector & date, and place of collection), click on next.

Note: The National ID card will be sent to the sector where your biometric data was collected.

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

  1. A billing number (88….) will be generated, click pay.

  2. Applicants can pay using MTN Mobile Money or Airtel Money, BK App, BK Branches, BK Agents, or pay online using Visa Card or MasterCard. For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the Applicant receives a feedback notification informing them when to provide the biometric data. After that, the application is processed by NIDA and is ready for pickup at the selected sector after 30 days.

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