RWANDAN E-PASSPORT

The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Germany is glad to announce to Rwandans the issuance of New East Africa E-Passport from 4th November 2019.
Kindly be informed that it is an online Application,  done through IREMBO, on the following  link:  irembo.gov.rw

Passport Categories

The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration issues three categories of passports
1. Ordinary Passport
2. Service Passport
3. Diplomatic Passport

The information below are related only to the ordinary passport.

ORDINARY PASSPORT

The Ordinary Passport has 3 types depending on the number of pages, validity and fees
- a 34 pages Passport for children under 16 years and is valid for 2 years
- a 50 pages Passport for adult and is valid for 5 years
- a 66 pages Passport for adult and is valid for 10 years

An Ordinary e-passport is issued to any Rwandan who fulfills the necessary requirements to facilitate his/her travels outside the country.

HOW TO APPLY?

All applications are submitted through IREMBO platform.

  •  The applicant can approach the Embassy or do it himself by accessing the IREMBO platform: https://irembo.gov.rw/
  • The applicant will then be notified by the Embassy  through SMS or e-mail, to come the Embassy office to give their biometrics (the 10 fingerprints and the digital photo).
  • The applicant will then be issued with the e-passport.

Note:
For Children under16 years only photos are required. Finger prints and signature are not required.
For children under 16 years an application through IREMBO should be done by one of the parents using his/her Rwandan ID via IREMBO.

PROCESSING TIME

Four (4) working days for first application and two (2) working days for renewal at the Directorate General of Immigration & Emigration/Kigali
It may take a while for the Passports to be ready for pickup at the embassy as they are sent safely through the process of Valise Diplomatic.

APPLICATION FEES

- a passport for children under 16 years: 25.000 RWF (25 €)
- a 50 pages Passport for adult and valid for 5 years: 75.000 RWF (74,00€ )
- a 66 pages Passport for adult and valid for 10 years: 100.000 RWF (99,00€)

REQUIREMENTS:

APPLICANTS WHO ARE 16 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE

  • Rwandan Identity Card
  • Payment of required application fees

CHILD UNDER 16 YEARS

Requirements for Children under 16 years in general:

  • Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Payment of 25,00€

In addition to the above requirements this has also to be provided if applicable

Requirements for Children WITH LEGALLY MARRIED PARENTS:

  • Copy of both parents’ identity cards
  • Parents’ marriage certificate

Requirements for Children WHO LOST ONE PARENT:

  • Copy of the living parent’s Identity Card
  • Death certificate of the deceased parent

Requirements for Children WHO LOST BOTH PARENTS:

  • Copy of the guardian’s identity card(s)
  • Death certificate for both parents
  • Copy of a legal guardianship

Requirements for Children WITH DIVORCED PARENTS:

  • Copy of the identity cards of both parents
  • Copy of divorce judgment

Requirement for Children WHOSE PARENTS ARE NOT LEGALLY MARRIED:

  • Copy of the identity card of both parents
  • Celibacy certificate of the mother
  • In case the child stays with the father, he presents the certificate of recognition issued by the sector authorities

NB:

  • The passports issued up to 27th June 2019 shall be valid until 27th June 2021.
  • In case of loss or theft of passport, the applicant shall present the certificate issued by the competent authority where the passport was lost.
  • If it is established that there was negligence on the person whose passport was lost, stolen or damaged, the application fees is increased by 50%.
  • In case of loss, theft or damage of passport, the applicant is subjected to interview for explanations on circumstances under which it happened.


Done in Berlin, 25th October 2019


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