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How to Apply for Rwandan Nationality by Acquisition - Residence.

Rwandan nationality by acquisition on ground of residing in Rwanda is granted to a person who has legally resided and physically lived on the territory of Rwanda for at least fifteen (15) years on the date of application and is characterized by integrity and 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, CEPGL, Laissez-passer, or any other form of identification.

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

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


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

  1. Fill in the applicant’s details and identification document type, residence details, phone number, and email. Enter your parent's names, entry date in Rwanda and visa or permit type.

  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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