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How to Apply for Renewal of CEPGL Travel Document

This service is issued to Rwandans or foreigners legally residing in Rwanda to renew their expired CEPGL travel documents. The document is used to travel within the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries(CEPGL) member states which are Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The service is provided by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) office. 

Rwanda nationals (minor and adult) pay Rwf 1000 or 1 USD and foreigners pay Rwf 10000 or 10 USD. The processing time is 1 day.


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

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

  • Rwandan citizens should have a national ID number or Citizen Application Number(Child ID) for minors.

  • Foreigners should have a passport number. 

  • Attachments differ depending on the Nationality Type for adults and on the Minor Category for minors. Click here for more information. 

  • Applicants should have a previous CEPGL number

  • Conditional attachments include;

- Copy of national ID.

- Passport Photo.

- Signature.

-Application letter addressed to the DG signed by one parent 

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for renewal of a CEPGL Travel Document: 

  1. Visit and under Immigration and Emigration, click on CEPGL Service. 

  1. Select CEPGL Renewal and click on Apply


  1. Choose who needs this service; whether the applicant is above 18 or below 18. 

  2. Fill in the Applicant Details and the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.

  1. Attach all the required documents in the right format and size. Click here for more information. 

    1. For adults, attachments depend on the Nationality Type

    2. For minors, attachments depend on the Minor Category.

  2. Click on Next to proceed. 

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

  2. A billing number/ID (88….) will be generated, Click pay

  3.  Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa or MasterCard). For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, the applicant receives a feedback notification from the DGIE informing them to visit their office for further instructions about their application. 

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