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How to Apply for Rwandan Nationality by Acquisition - Special Skills or Talent

To acquire Rwandan nationality based on special skills or talents, the applicant must possess unique skills or talents required in Rwanda. The applicant must provide a document issued by the relevant ministry, addressed to the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration. This document should explain why the applicant's special skills or talent are essential for Rwanda and justify granting Rwandan nationality by acquisition. 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 (7)

  • Birth certificate

  • Residence permit

  • Criminal record certificate

  • A commitment letter by the applicant that affirms the applicant shall use the special skills or talent in the interest of Rwanda

  • A recommendation letter from the relevant ministry

  • Passport photo of the applicant

  • Detailed CV

Conditional attachments (3)

  • Passport copy

  • Copy of laissez-passer

  • Copy of the identification document

Optional attachments

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

Follow these steps to apply for Rwandan nationality acquisition by Special skills or Talent.

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


  1. Select “the ground of application by special skills or talent  ” 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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