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How to apply for Recovery of Rwandan Nationality

This service allows individuals with Rwandan nationality by origin to apply for the recovery of their nationality if they had previously applied for renunciation of Rwandan nationality.

The processing time is 180 days, and the price is Rwf 5000.


  • Applicants can apply for this service without an IremboGov account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.

  • An applicant should be of Rwandan nationality by origin 

  • The applicant should have a valid phone number and an email address.

Follow these simple steps to apply for the “Renunciation of Rwandan Nationality.”

  1. Visit, and under Immigration and Emigration, select “Recovery of Rwandan Nationality.” 

  1. Click on Apply

  1. Fill in the applicant’s details by clicking in the blank space to input the required details (*: means mandatory information). 

  1. Attach all the required documents in the right format and size, and 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 for payment; click Pay.

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment; for more information about payment modes, click here.

Note: After paying for your application, an applicant receives a notification from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) offices for further instructions.

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