LAISSEZ PASSER

A Laissez-Passer is issued to all Rwandans who intend to travel to the following countries:
the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of South Sudan upon fulfilling requirements.

APPLICATION IS MADE:

At the head offices of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration
At all districts Immigration office where the applicant resides.

PROCESSING TIME

Three (3) working days for first application and two (2) working days for renewal

VALIDITY

Two (2) years.

DOCUMENT FEES

Ten thousand (10,000) Frw for applicants of 16 years old and above and Five thousand (5,000) Frw for applicants below 16 years old

REQUIREMENTS

APPLICANTS OF 16 YEARS AND ABOVE

FIRST APPLICATION

* Fill in the application form, click here

* Recommendation letter issued at the administrative cell level

* Copy of valid identity card and presentation of the original identity card
One recent colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

* Payment slip of 10,000 Frw paid to RRA, Click here to request for payment advice ticket

CHILD UNDER 16 YEARS OLD

CHILD WITH LEGALLY MARRIED PARENTS

* Fill in the application form, click here

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration, signed by both parents

* Copy of both parents’ identity cards and presentation of originals

* One recently taken colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

*Child’s birth certificate

* Payment slip of 5,000 Frw paid to RRA, Click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Parents’ marriage certificate

* Physical presence of the child and both parents

CHILD WHO LOST BOTH PARENTS

* Fill the application form, click here

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by guardian

* Child’s birth certificate

* Death certificate of both deceased parents

* Copy of a legal guardianship

*One recent colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw paid to RRA, Click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Copy of the guardian’s identity card

* Physical presence of the child and guardian

CHILD WHO LOST ONE PARENT

* Fill the application form, click here

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration

* Child’s birth certificate

* Death certificate of the deceased parent

* One recent colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw paid to RRA,  Click here to request for payment advice ticket payment

* Copy of the living parent’s Identity Card

* Physical presence of the child and living parent

CHILD WITH DIVORCED PARENTS

* Fill in the application form, click here

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents

* Child’s birth certificate

* Copy of divorce judgment

* One recent colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

* Payment slip of 5,000Frw paid to RRA, click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Copy of the identity card of both parents

CHILD WITH parents not legalLy maried

* Fill in the application form, click here   

* Child’ birth certificate

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents

* Certificate of celibacy for the mother (in case the child stays with the father, he presents a certificate of recognition issued by the sector authorities)

* One recent colored passport size photo with white background and all features of the face

*Payment slip of 5,000Frw paid to RRA, Click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Copy of the identity card of both parents

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL (16 YEARS AND ABOVE)

* Fill in the application form, click here   

* Copy identity card

* One recently taken colored passport size photos with the white background with all features of the face

* Payment slip of 10,000 Frw paid to RRA ;  Click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Copy of previous Laissez passer and original should be presented upon receiving the new

RENEWAL FOR CHILD UNDEr 16 YEARS

* Fill the application form, click here

* Application letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration and Emigration signed by both parents

* Payment slip of 5,000 Frw paid to RRA;  click here to request for payment advice ticket to take to the payment

* Copy of the previous Laissez-Passer and copies of both parents’ identity cards

* One recent colored passport size photo with white background showing all features of the face

CASE OF LOST LAISSEZ PASSER

* Fill in the application form, click here

* Declaration of loss certificate issued by police (in case it is lost in foreign countries, loss certificate should be issued by competent authority in that country)

* Recommendation letter issued at the administrative cell level.

* Copy of valid identity card and presentation of the original

* One recent colored passport size photos with the white background with all features of the face

* Payment slip of 10,000 Frw  (or 5000Frw for applicants under 16) paid to RRA, click here to request for payment advice ticket

* Receipt of 5000 Frw (or 2500Frw for applicants under 16) paid at RRA  as fine for loss, click here to request for payment advice ticket

* The applicant is subjected to interview

NB: In case the Laissez-passer is damaged, the applicant is fined half the price laissez-passer

COLLECTIVE LAISSEZ PASSER

Collective laissez-passer is issued to Rwandan nationals travelling as a group to following countries: the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Uganda, and the Republic of South Sudan upon fulfilling requirements on exceptional events. This document is valid for a go back trip and expires when returning to issuing country

REQUIREMENTS

The group of travellers should be composed of 4-10 people

* Fill in the application form, click here

* Payment slip of 10,000 Rwf by group, click here to request for payment advice ticket

* One recent colored passport size photos with the white background with all features of the face for each member

* Copies of national identity cards for each member

* Application letter addressed to Director General of Immigration and Emigration
Recommendation letter signed by sending authority or institution (for people going on official mission or sport)

NB: when there is child less than 16 years old among group, requirements mentioned above related to application for laissez passer should be applied.

EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT

FOR NATIONAL

This document is a one way travel document issued a Rwandan national in case he/she is unable to fulfil other conditions in order to obtain other travel documents.
It is issued Free of charge

FOR FOREIGNERS

This document might be issued to a foreigner who has lost his/her travel document while in Rwanda or who was born in Rwanda but cannot get travel document from his/her country of origin.
It costs 10,000 Frw paid to RRA, click here to request for payment advice ticket