Please note: All children under the age of 16 must appear in person.They do not accept passport applications for children who are not present.

Procedure

  1. To apply for a minor passport, physical presence of the child accompanied by both parents is required.
  2. Fill the form in capital letters.
  3. Submit application form along with all the required documents.
  4. Pay the passport fee.

Required Documents

  • Filled in application form
  • Birth certificate from sector offices
  • Marriage certificate issued from the sector level
  • Copy of both parents identity cards
  • Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents
  • Receipt of 50,000Rwf paid from RRA
  • One clear coloured passport size photo with white background
  • Physical presence of the child accompanied by both parents


Additional Requirements:

  • For a child with unmarried mother, the mother is required to bring the certificate of celibacy; when the child stays with the father, the latter should present a certificate of recognition; both documents are issued by sector authorities.
  • For a child whose one parent is dead, the living parent should present the death certificate for the deceased partner.
  • For a child who lost both parents, the childs guardian should attach to the requirements his legal guardianship and death certificate of both deceased parents.
  • For a child living with one of the divorced parents, to the application documents, the parent who stays with the child should add a court notice of divorce.
  • Application for an adopted child, additional requirements are as follows:
    • Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration
    • Copie of adopters identification documents
    • Birth certificate and a certified copy of certificate of adoption
    • A copy of judicial confirmation
    • Application letter by the Ministry of Gender and Family promotion (MIGEPROF)
  • For a child whose one or both parents reside abroad, add the following to the requirements:
    • Copies of valid identification documents used in the country of residence and a letter of attorney written by the parent(s) approved by the Rwandan embassy in the country of residence authorising the guardian to apply for the childs passport on their behalf

Office Locations & Contacts

Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration

P.O. Box 6229, Kigali

Tel. +250 78 815 2222 / +250 78 889 9971

Fax +250 0252585292

Email: info@migration.gov.rw | visa@migration.gov.rw |passport@migration.gov.rw

Feedback: https://www.migration.gov.rw/contact-us/feedback/

General Enquiries Form: https://www.migration.gov.rw/contact-us/general-inquiries/

Webmail: https://www.migration.gov.rw/contact-us/webmail/

FOR ORDINARY PASSPORT OF RWANDAN RESIDENTS

  • UMULISA Marie Rose:

Mobile phone: 07 88 80 96 07 or 0788152222,

E-mail : passport@migration.gov.rw


ORDINARY PASSPORT FOR MEMBERS OF RWANDAN DIASPORA

MPOZENZI Yvette:

Mobile phone: 07 88 50 34 27 or 0788152222,

E-mail : diaspora@migration.gov.rw


WHEN A CLIENT IS NOT OFFERED SERVICE IN DUE TIME, HE/SHE MAY CONTACT

The Director of Citizen Services Mr. RUSANGANWA Damascne on:

Mobile phone : 07 88 51 39 09,

E-mail: de@migration.gov.rw

Documents to Use

Need for the Document

A passport is a document, issued by the national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of the holder for travel abroad. It contains information about the holder; like name, gender, date and place of birth.

This document does not in itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. However, it does normally allows the passport holder to return to the country where the passport was issued.

Rights to consular protection arises from international treaties, while the holder’s return to the issuing country depends on the laws prevailing in that country.


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