This service enables Rwanda citizens to apply for a national ID. The applicant must have a citizen application number. A citizen without an application number should carry any document that has their picture and identification details. The service is provided at the sector level for citizens and at NIDA for Rwandans living abroad (diaspora). 

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


  • No Irembo account is required to apply for this service.

  • Applicants should have a citizen application number. 

  • Applicants should have a supporting document that has their picture and identification details for further information reach out to the nearest sector. 

Follow these simple steps to apply for a national ID: 

  1. Visit IremboGov and under Identification, click on 

Application of National ID.

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

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

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

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

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the Applicant receives a feedback notification informing them when to take a photo. After that, the application is sent to NIDA for processing and ready for pickup after 30 days.