Passport Applications

Passport Application Requirements

Passport applicants are required to state the new names of their places of birth as per the current administrative structure. Please find the correct map by clicking here.

  • Submission of duly completed passport application form for new and renewal passport application.
  • A typed and signed application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration in Rwanda through the Embassy of Rwanda in Washington DC.
  • Parents applying for their child:
    • Must both sign the letter
    • Provide copies of passports
    • Copy of child’s birth certificate
    • Copy of Marriage certificate (signed between 1 to 3 months before application)
    • Proof of sole responsibility for a child for a single parent
  • Submission of photocopies of the following:
    • resident permit or passport if applicant is a national of the country in which she/he is applying from,
    • Rwanda National Identity card, and or a birth certificate.
    • Valid student ID (if the applicant is a student)
  • Submission of two photographs with a white background and both ears in view.
  • All applicants must provide an active email address and a phone number to facilitate easy communication where need be.
  • Application Fees
    • $100 (Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Money order or Cashier’s check) for New/Renewal passport application.
    • In case of a lost passport
  • A police report is required.
  • Note that there is a fine fee in the amount of $50 in addition to the regular $100 which bring the total for $150
  • The embassy does not accept personal checks; credit cards or cash as means of payment.
  • Submission of documents short of one or more of the above passport requirements, will delay or stop the processing
  • Passport processing time is (2) to (3) months (we do not offer expedited services).
  • Prepaid return envelops should be included with your application preferably FedEx express, UPS and or if post office is preferred. Please use trackable mail facility for safe effective service delivery of your mail.