Rwandan Nationality Information

1. NATIONALITY BY BIRTH ON RWANDAN TERRITORY

  •  A birth certificate;
  •  A certificate of identity;
  •  Document certifying that his/her parents were legally residing in Rwanda at the time of his/her birth;
  •  A certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings (police clearance);
  •  A photocopy of passport if any;
  •  A certificate of registration as foreigner if he/she reside in Rwanda;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ……..inr (non-refundable)
  •  Two colored passport photographs with a white background;
  •  Any other proof that the applicant was born in Rwanda;
  •  To fill correctly the application form below.

You can download application form by clicking here.

2. NATIONALITY BY MARRIAGE

  •  A birth certificate ;
  •  A marriage certificate ;
  •  A certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings;
  •  A copy of a passport and/or a copy of certificate of registration as a foreigner;
  •  Birth certificates of minor children born before or after the marriage to the Rwandan spouse and establishing the lineage with the two spouses;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ………inr (non-refundable) into the High Commission Bank Account
  •  Two coloured passport photographs with a white background;
  •  Justification of shared common marital life for the three (3) years through a certificate issued by the register of civil status at the place of their marriage or his/her residence;
  •  Rwandan identity card for the spouse on the day of marriage or any other justification of her Rwandan nationality;
  •  To fill correctly an application form above.

3. NATIONALITY BY ADOPTION

  •  A birth certificate;
  •  A certificate of adoption issued by competent authority;
  •  Copy of the identity card of the adopter.

4. NATURALISATION

  •  A birth certificate ;
  •  Birth certificates of his/her children under 18 years old;
  •  A copy of the passport and a certificate of registration as a foreigner;
  •  A certificate of his/her occupation/activities in the country issued by the District authorities where he operated from;
  •  A certificate proving that the applicant has never been sentenced to more than six months imprisonment or is not subject to legal proceedings;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ………inr (non-refundable) into the High Commission Bank Account
  •  Two coloured passport photographs with a white background;
  •  To fill correctly an application form above.

5. NATIONALITY OF RWANDAN ORIGIN

  •  A birth certificate;
  •  Proof in writing that they were living in a place known as Rwanda;
  •  Bring at least 2 Rwandans who know him/her as a Rwandan;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ………..inr (non-refundable) into the High Commission Bank Account
  •  Two coloured passports photographs with a white background;
  •  To fill correctly an application form above.

6. REQUIREMENTS FOR RENOUNCING RWANDAN NATIONALITY

  •  An application letter explaining the reason of renounce nationality;
  •  Handing over of the identity documents and travel documents issued while he/she was Rwandan;
  •  Proof of acquisition of another nationality;
  •  A certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to legal proceedings in Rwanda;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ……….inr (non-refundable) into the High Commission Bank Account
  •  Two coloured passport photographs with a white background;
  •  To fill correctly an application form below.

 You can download the application form by clicking here

7. REQUIREMENTS FOR RECOVERY THE RWANDAN NATIONALITY

  •  A declaration stating the reason the application of the recovery of the nationality;
  •  A birth certificate;
  •  A proof that the applicant was a Rwandan;
  •  A document proving that he/she has been accepted the renunciation of nationality;
  •  A certificate proving that the applicant is not subject to legal proceedings in the country of his/her current nationality;
  •  A receipt(proof) of payment ………..inr (non-refundable) into the High Commission Bank Account
  •  Two coloured passport photographs with a white background;
  •  To fill correctly an application form for Rwandan Nationality.