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How to Apply for Renewal of Definitive Driving License

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. 


  • Applicants must have a Rwandan national ID.

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

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

  • An applicant must have an expired driving license for it to be renewed.

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

  1. Visit and under Police, click on Renew of Driving Licenses. 

  1. Select; “Renewal of Driving License” and click on Apply

  1. Enter the Applicant Details (ID number) and Application Details (collection district and pickup station). 

  2. Click Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click 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, MasterCard, or American Express). For more information about payment modes, click here

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the Applicant receives an SMS/Email notifying them when to pick up the new driving license. After 7 days, your driving license will be ready for pickup at the police station you chose while applying. 

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