|Getting travel documents
Obtaining documents for those who need to travel abroad
Do you need documents to travel abroad? Consult here to have a good idea of what you need
The Office of Emigration and Immigration has the responsibility to welcome its customers and to offer them a quick service of top quality. It is in this framework that we provide them with documents required to travel abroad and that we give cards to foreigners who are in possession of the visa which authorizes them to live in Rwanda.
The documents we deliver are the following ones:
1. Pass ( LP)
A) Documents required for adults
A certificate issued by the Quarter signed by the person responsible for security and by the person responsible for the Quarter as well as by the Coordinator of the Cell
A certificate issued by the Sector of residence, signed by the Executive Secretary of the Sector.
A photocopy of the ID card which contains the dates on which it was issued. Those that were issued from 1996 until 2000 have more value. When dates have become illegible, the person will go the Sector Office qui has issued him the card, asks for the identification form, makes a photocopy of it, which is classified in the file.
A letter requesting a L.P is sent to the agent of the Emigration and Immigration. An amount of 3000 francs is then paid into the account of the office of the Emigration and Immigration
A receipt is issued by RRA, upon presentation of the deposit slip . 2 passport photos which show two ears
It is valid for one year.
When the pass (LP) expires, it is not renewed, a new one must be applied for.
No one is authorized to apply for a Pass for another person unless thie latter is a patient and this should be justified by the applicant, or a parent who applies for it for his/her child.
The Pass (LP) can be obtained after a period of a day
B) Documents required for a child under 14.
A birth certificate
A letter written by one of the parents on his/her behalf, which applies for the L.P. for the child, and which is signed by both parents.
Photocopies of both parents’ ID cards , one of the parents should contain the names of the child
If one of the relatives is dead, a death certificate issued by the Sector is required
When the child was born out of wedlock, the parent annexes to it a certificate of celibacy issued by the Sector
When parents are separated, the parent who is the custody of the child by the justice, annexes to it the certificate of divorce
When both parents are still alive , they come together with the child
The other documents are the same that those required for an adult.
is delivered to any foreigner who has got a visa of establishment in Rwanda in the districts where we operate.
A photocopy of passport bearing its identity and its visa as a substitute for ID card.
The other required documents and the mode of payment are the same as those required for obtaining the Pass (LP) which costs 5,000 RwF. It is valid for six months.
3. Common passport
Certificates, documents and the mode of payment required for obtaining a LP are the same as those required for obtaining the Passport.
Two photos, one of which to be put on the form to be filled in, and the other one on the photocopy, have to be in colour, with a white background
The passport is obtained after fifteen days.
For a file to be considered as urgent, it is necessary that the applicant be a public servant who is going on mission, having an order of mission; he can be a student with a government scholarship going to pursue his/her studies abroad or a patient who is being transferred abroad for health reasons by a doctor recognized by the State. It costs 50.000 frw, upon presentation of a receipt as required for obtaining the Pass (LP)
4. Card for foreigners
A foreigner who comes to live in the districts where we operate, and who has a visa of Rwanda, should register with the Office of Emigration and Immigration within a period of one month, as soon as he obtains the visa.
He/she brings with him/her a photocopy of the passport, the page which bears the identity and his/her visa and annexes to it RRA’s receipt which costs 5000 frw.
Two photos: one of the photos is put on the form, the other one on the card
She/he receives a form to fill in, then it is recorded in a book reserved for that purpose and receives the card
On the card , the expiry date of the visa is written.
When he applies for another visa, the expiry date of this visa is added on his/her card.
When he/she moves to go and live in a district different from that where he/she has received the visa, he/she informs the agent in charged of Emigration and Immigration about it so that that could be noted in the book reserved for that purpose, then the date of the departure is marked on the card
Once in the new district, he/she hurries to go to the Office of Emigration and Immigration to have his/her arrival registered with the district.
For any information at Huye-Gisagara,
see Vincent Rwamwaga
Office: (+250 530250)
Mobile: (+250 08450418)