The CEPGL travel document is issued to a Rwandan or a foreigner, legally residing in Rwanda, allowing him/her to travel to member states of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries which are Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The service is provided by the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) office.

The validity of this document for Rwandan nationals is 6 months, and 3 months for foreign expatriate residents in Rwanda. 

The processing time is 1 day and the price is RWF 1,000/USD 1 for Rwandans and RWF 10,000/USD 10 for foreigners and our service fee is Rwf 0 


  • Applicants need to fill in our form and we will serve as an Irembo agent to process the service for you.
  • Rwandan citizens should have a national ID number or Citizen Application Number for minors. 

  • Foreigners should have a passport number. 

  • Attachments differ depending on the Nationality Type for adults, and on the Minor Category for minors. Click here for more information. 

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address, or both. 

  • NB: You will have to pay yourself through mobile money and you will receive a payment notification. We can also help you and process the payment for you but there will be a 15% processing and transaction fee. We only give you this offer when you are only able to pay with your bank card, we will let you pay through our secure system because we are not allowed to receive your card information.

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