Rwandan Nationality Information

Rwandan Nationality Information

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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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

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.

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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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

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 fee is $85.00 payable into the consular.

Two coloured passport photographs with a white background;

To fill correctly an application form for Rwandan Nationality.

8. APPLICATION FORM FOR RWANDAN INTENDING TO RENOUNCE REFUGEE STATUS

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