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:
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.
Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a national ID?
No, you don’t need an account to apply for this service.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
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.