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How to Apply for Renewal of Driving Licenses

This article consists of services that enable Rwandan citizens to renew both their definitive and provisional driving licenses. The current driving license should be already expired or 7 days before the expiry date to apply for renewal. A definitive driving license expires after 10 years whereas a provisional driving license expires after 1 year. 

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How to Apply for Renewal of Provisional Driving Licenses

This service enables Rwandan citizens whose provisional driving license has expired to apply for renewal. The service is provided by Rwanda National Police (RNP).

The processing time of this service is 21 days and its price is Rwf 5,000. 

Prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have a national ID corresponding to the provisional driving license. 

  • Applicants should have an expired provisional driving license (PDL). Note that when an expired PDL is lost, the applicant is advised to apply for renewal of PDL first, and when it is released, then the applicant can apply for a duplicate. 

Follow these simple steps to renew for a provisional driving test: 

1. Visit www.irembo.gov.rw and under Police, click on Renew of Driving Licenses. 

2.  Select which service you want; “Renewal of Provisional Driving License” and click on Apply

3. Enter the Application Details. The applicant information is displayed on the right side of the page. 


4. Click Next to proceed. 



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

6. 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. 



How to Apply for Renewal of Definitive Driving Licenses

This service enables Rwandan citizens whose definitive driving license has expired to apply for renewal. The service is provided by Rwanda National Police (RNP).

The processing time of this service is 7 days and its price is Rwf 5,000. 

Prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have a national ID.

Follow these simple steps to renew for a definitive driving test: 

1. Visit www.irembo.gov.rw and under Police, click on Renew of Driving Licenses. 

2.  Select which service you want; “Renewal of Driving License” and click on Apply



3.   Enter the Application Details. The applicant information is displayed on the right side of the page. 


4. Click Next to proceed. 


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


6. 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 an SMS/Email confirming their payment. After 7 days, the driving license will be ready for pickup at the police station chosen while applying. 

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