Citizenship

Rwandan Nationality Information

  • Nationality by birth on Rwandan territory

A birth certificate; 
 A certificate of identity; 
 Document certifying that his/her parents were legally residing in Rwanda at the time of his/her birth; 
 A certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings (police clearance); 
 A photocopy of passport if any; 
 A certificate of registration as foreigner if he/she reside in Rwanda; 
 A payment $30(non-refundable)  Money Order payable to the Embassy of Rwanda. Two colored passport photographs with a white background; 
 Any other proof that the applicant was born in Rwanda; 
 Click here to download application form.

  • Nationality by marriage

A birth certificate, a marriage certificate, certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings; 
 A copy of a passport and/or a copy of certificate of registration as a foreigner; 
 Birth certificates of minor children born before or after the marriage to the Rwandan spouse and establishing the lineage with the two spouses; 
 A payment $30(non-refundable)  Money Order payable to the Embassy of Rwanda
 Two colored passport photographs with a white background; 
 Justification of shared common marital life for the three (3) years through a certificate issued by the register of civil status at the place of their marriage or his/her residence; 
 Rwandan identity card for the spouse on the day of marriage or any other justification of her Rwandan nationality; 
 To fill correctly an application form above.

  • Nationality by adoption

A birth certificate; 
 A certificate of adoption issued by competent authority; 
 Copy of the identity card of the adopter.

  • Naturalization

A birth certificate ; 
 Birth certificates of his/her children under 18 years old; 
 A copy of the passport and a certificate of registration as a foreigner; 
 A certificate of his/her occupation/activities in the country issued by the District authorities where he operated from; 
 A certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings; 
 A payment $30(non-refundable)  Money Order payable to the Embassy of Rwanda
 Two colored passport photographs with a white background; 
 To fill correctly an application form above.

  • Nationality of Rwandan origin

A birth certificate; 
 Proof in writing that they were living in a place known as Rwanda; 
 Bring at least 2 Rwandans who know him/her as a Rwandan; 
 A payment $30(non-refundable)  Money Order payable to the Embassy of Rwanda. Two colored passports photographs with a white background; 
 To fill correctly an application form above.

  • Requirements for renouncing Rwandan Nationality

An application letter explaining the reason of renounce nationality; 
 Handing over of the identity documents and travel documents issued while he/she was Rwandan; 
 Proof of acquisition of another nationality; 
 A certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to legal proceedings in Rwanda; 
 A $30 money order is also required.
 Please visit the following link to download and complete the required form.

https://www.migration.gov.rw/fileadmin/templates/PDF_files/NATIONALITY/RENOUNCIATION_ENG.pdf

  • Requirements for recovery the Rwandan Nationality

A declaration stating the reason the application of the recovery of the nationality; 
 A birth certificate; 
 A proof that the applicant was a Rwandan; 
 A document proving that he/she has been accepted the renunciation of nationality; 
 A certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to legal proceedings in the country of his/her current nationality; 
 A payment $30(non-refundable) Money order payable to the Embassy of Rwanda
 Two colored passport photographs with a white background; 
 To fill correctly an application form for Rwandan Nationality.

  • Application form for Rwandan Intending to renounce refugee status.

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