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The Rwanda DGIE issues 3 types of Passports:

  • Ordinary Passport: issued to any Rwandan who fulfills the necessary requirements to facilitate his/her travels outside the country;
  • The Service Passport: issued to Rwandan nationals or non-nationals (delegates of Rwanda) traveling abroad on official mission; and
  • The Diplomatic Passport: issued to high ranking officials in the country or to those representing Rwanda abroad and others as may be specified by the ministerial order.


Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE)
KG 7 Ave
Kacyiru, Kigali,
P. O. BOX 6229
igali, Rwanda
Tel: +250 788 809 607 ; +250 788 80 96 27 ; +250 78 889 9971
Email: production@migration.gov.rw ;

visa@migration.gov.rw ;

info@migration.gov.rw ;


Known as the “Land of a thousand Hills”, Rwanda is situated in East – central Africa, bordered by Uganda to the North, Tanzania to the East, Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West.

The Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) is in charge of Immigration and Emigration matters, issuance of Passports identification cards for foreigners living in Rwanda.

Important note:

Starting 1 January 2018, all foreign nationals traveling to Rwanda can be issued a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport or any official border point.

Visa information

Visa requirements and costs

Student passes

Application requirements for student study passes

Permits and Foreigner IDs

Requirements for Permits and Foreigner IDs

Passport application checklist

Checklist of documents needed to apply for a passport

Passport application process

Passport application process and related costs