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How to Apply for Rwandan Nationality by Acquisition - being an immigrant

Rwandan nationality by acquisition on the ground of being an immigrant is granted to a person or her ascendant who has immigrated to Rwanda for social, political, or economic reasons, residing and physically living on the territory of Rwanda at least for twenty-five (25) years, and has lost connection to his or her country of origin. 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.

Required attachments (4)

  • Recommendation issued by Executive Secretary of the Cell of your residence

  • Proof of properties or your activities / occupation

  • Passport photo of the applicant

  • Detailed CV

Conditional attachments (3)

  • Copy of passport

  • Copy of laissez-passer

  • Copy of the identification document

Optional attachments (3)

  • Birth certificate

  • Criminal record certificate

  • Birth certificates of your children under 18 years of age at the time of application

Follow the following steps to apply for Rwandan nationality acquisition by being an immigrant

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


  1. Select “the ground of application by being an immigrant ” 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.

  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 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 

  • 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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