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How to Apply for Rwandan Nationality by Acquisition - Substantial and Sustainable Investments.

Rwandan nationality by acquisition on the grounds of substantial and sustainable investment is granted to individuals who have made significant and lasting investments or engaged in activities within Rwanda. To qualify for this nationality, an applicant must possess a document issued by a relevant ministry detailing his/her substantial and sustainable investment or activities in Rwanda, which serves as a justification for granting Rwandan nationality. 

Follow-up time: six months after the reception of the 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 through substantial and  sustainable investments.

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


  1. Select “Ground of application by substantial, sustainable investments” 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, residence details, etc.

  2. 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 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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