Passport Applications

The consular card is a prerequisite for all applicants. If you don’t have one, before you proceed to the next step, please submit your application by filling this form (Click here). Once approved, your consular card will be delivered to you in the same envelope as the document you are applying for.

RENEWAL OF NEW BIOMETRIC PASSPORT 

APPLICANTS OF 16 YEARS AND ABOVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Rwanda Identification card (Indangamuntu).
  • Submit a completed passport application form and pay the fee directly to  www.irembo.gov.rw
  • The applicants will then be notified by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) through email, to come at the Embassy in Washington D.C. to give their biometric information (the 10 fingerprints and digital passport photo)
  • Schedule your biometric appointment at  info@rwandaembassy.org  and provide:
    • Your national identity card number (Indangamuntu number)
    • Confirmation from the DGIE clearance for your passport
    • Two preferred dates you would like to schedule your appointment
    • Biometric scanning appointments are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM-3 PM ET
    • What to bring with you:
      • Rwanda Identification card (Indangamuntu)
      • Proof of  appointment confirmation 

Note:  Minors below 16 years old are not required to give biometrics.
Appointments with no Irembo reference, confirmation and/or receipt will be denied.

MINOR UNDER 16 YEARS OLD APPLICATION

PROCESS MINOR WITH LEGALLY MARRIED PARENTS 
  • Application letter addressed to the Director-General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 
  • Copy of both parents’ identity cards 
  • Minor’s birth certificate 
  • Parents’ marriage certificate 
  •  Payment of passport
MINOR WHO LOST BOTH PARENTS
  • Application letter addressed to the Director-General of Immigration and Emigration signed by the guardian(s) 
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 
  • Copy of the legal guardian’s identity card(s) 
  • Minor’s birth certificate 
  • Death certificate for both parents 
  • Copy of a legal guardianship 
  • Payment of passport
MINOR WHO LOST ONE PARENT
  • Application letter addressed to the Director-General of Immigration and Emigration signed by the living parent 
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 
  • Copy of the living parent’s Identity Card
  • Minor’s birth certificate 
  • Death certificate of the deceased parent 
  • Payment of Passport
MINOR WITH DIVORCED PARENTS 
  • Application letter addressed to the Director-General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents 
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background 
  • Minor’s birth certificate 
  • Copy of the identity cards of both parents
  • Copy of divorce ruling.
  •  Payment of passport.
MINOR WHOSE PARENTS ARE NOT LEGALLY MARRIED 
  • Application letter addressed to the Director-General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents. 
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background. 
  • Copy of the identity card of both parents. 
  • Minor’s birth certificate. 
  • Celibacy certificate of the mother. 
  • In case the minor stays with the father, he presents the certificate of recognition issued by the sector authorities.
  • Payment of passport.
IMPORTANT NOTICES
  • The passports issued up to 27th June 2019 shall be valid until 27th June 2021.
  • In case of loss or theft of passport, the applicant shall present the certificate issued by the competent authority 
  • If it is established that there was negligence on the person whose passport was lost, stolen or damaged, the application fee is increased by 50%.
  • In case of loss, theft, or damage of passport, the applicant is subjected to interview for explanations on circumstances under which it happened. 

A prepaid, traceable and self-addressed envelope for the Embassy to return the document back to the applicant, preferably from USPS, UPS or FedEx.