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FAQs About How to Apply for a National ID for Diaspora without an NPR

This service allows a diaspora applicant to apply for a National ID and an NPR number. A National ID is a document that officially identifies an adult as a citizen of Rwanda. An NPR application number is the number that identifies any Rwandan in the National Population Registry, and having one is required to apply for a National ID. The service is provided by the National Identification Agency (NIDA).

The following are the Frequently Asked Questions about How to Apply for a National ID for Diaspora without an NPR:

  1. How much do I pay for an application for a national ID for diaspora?

The price for application for national ID (both local and diaspora) is Rwf 500.

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a national ID? 

No, you don’t need an account to apply for this service. 

  1. Who is eligible to apply for a national ID in the diaspora?

Any Rwandan who is 16 years or above and living abroad without a National Population Registry number.

  1. I live abroad and I have been registered in the National Population Registry. I want to apply for a National ID, what can I do?

Kindly be advised to contact NIDA at

  1. What are the requirements needed to apply for a national ID for a diaspora without an NPR? 

  • Required attachments are passport photo and copy of Identification Document. An Identification document can be any of the following.

  • It will preferably be an expired Rwandan National ID or a valid or expired travel document (passport or laissez-passer) issued by a competent Rwandan authority.

  • The following documents issued in Rwanda will also be considered: RSSB record, birth certificate, or old baptism card.

  • If you are an applicant with no Rwandan document, attach a copy of your foreign birth certificate that contains the name(s) of your Rwandan parent(s) and a copy of your parent(s) Rwandan ID document(s)

  • Conditional attachments include a civil status document and other documents. 

  1. What is the size of attachments allowed to be uploaded on IremboGov?

The size of attachments allowed is: 

  • Copy of national ID (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB) 

  • Application letter and other certificates (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB). 

  1. Where do I pick up my physical National ID once it has been produced?

Once your national ID has been produced, you can collect it at the embassy that initially processed your application. 

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