HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RWANDAN PASSPORT?

For up-to-date information on the validity of Rwandan passports and how to apply for new passports, the following policy is outlined below.

Current passport policy as of 13th August, 2020:

  • As it was announced on 28th June 2019 during the launch of the issuance and usage of the new RWANDA EAST AFRICA (EAC) e-PASSPORT, the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) wishes to remind all Rwandans that the old Rwandan passports issued before the 27th June 2019 shall effectively be phased out and cease to being recognized as travel documents with effect from 28th June 2021.
  • We take this opportunity to inform you that Rwanda East Africa (EAC) e-Passport applications are submitted through IREMBO platform https://irembo.gov.rw/rolDGIE/epassport_v1/Epassport_v1.xhtml. You may apply for RWANDA EAST AFRICA (EAC) e-PASSPORT while your old passport is still valid.
  • For more information or clarification, please call: +250 722 180 218, +250 722 159 372, +250 726 792 989. You may also contact us via social media platforms; Twitter: @Rwandamigration, Facebook: RwandaImmigration.

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For information on other visa related applications in Rwanda, please visit –  https://new.irembo.gov.rw/home/citizen/all_services