Birth Certificate

The Embassy of Rwanda in Washington DC issues the equivalent of the birth certificate (Attestation of birth/attestation de naissance) in lieu of the original birth certificate. This is given to individual Rwandans who beyond reasonable doubt, provide proof of citizenship as born, naturalized Rwandans or otherwise as may be stated by the Rwandan constitution.


  • A copy of a picture Rwandan identification card/passport
  • Document(s) issued by a Rwandan competent authority stating the applicant’s parents, date of birth and place of birth.
  • A request letter signed by the applicant addressed to the Ambassador.
  • A 30 USD money order payable to Embassy of Rwanda.

We suggest that a pre – paid envelop be used in the mailing process of documents (suggestion: enable tracking facility for your convenience).