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How to Apply for Rwandan Nationality by Acquisition - Marriage.

Rwandan nationality by acquisition on the ground of marriage is applied by a foreigner legally married to a Rwandan national for at least five (5) years on the date of application, still living in marital union with his or her spouse, and being a person of integrity and of good conduct.
Follow-up time: Six months after reception of application. The service is provided by the Directorate-General of Immigration and Emigration ( DGIE).

The service price is RWF 10,000.


  • Applicants without an IremboGov account can apply for this service.

  • Applicants with passports should have an ordinary, diplomatic, or service passport.

  • Applicants should have a National ID/foreign /refugee ID, refugee travel document, Cepegl, Laissez-passer, or any other form of identification.

Follow the following steps to apply for Rwandan nationality Acquisition by Marriage.

  1. Visit IremboGov platform at  under Immigration and Emigration Services. Click on Rwandan nationality by acquisition.


  1. Select “the ground of application by marriage” and click Apply.

  1. Fill in the applicant’s details and identification document type, residence details, phone number, and email.

  1. Enter the spouse's national ID number, date, and country  of marriage.

  1. Upload the required documents in the correct format.

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

  1. A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay.

  1. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here.


  • Upon payment, your application will be processed by DGIE. You will receive an email or SMS notifying you about any change in the status of your application.

  • Once your Rwandan nationality is approved,  the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration will notify you on how to pay for your granted nationality.

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