Passport Applications

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 and $50 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 or USPS. Please use trackable mail facility for safe effective service delivery of your mail.

Notice: Email address and phone number on Passport application form must be valid.