Certificate of Rapid issuance of National ID
The Certificate of Rapid issuance of National ID is a letter given to Rwandan citizen who need to acquire a national ID urgently. The letter is then taken to the National Identification Agency (NIDA) for rapid issuance. The national ID will be issued to the citizen within 1-2 days after submission to NIDA.
Note: Before applying for this services, citizens will first have to apply and pay for a national ID (here).
Who can apply?
Rwandan Citizen looking for a National ID urgently
1. An identifying document such as a passport, school card or cell confirmation letter (if applying for the first time), or
2. Former parents National ID in which applicant is recorded, or
3. NIDA application number.
Step 1: Apply
i. Online: If you are not registered with Irembo, click the "Sign Up" button above and register using your National ID and the Phone number registered to your ID, OR
ii. Apply via USSD: Dial *909# and follow instructions, OR
iii. Agents: You may also approach an Irembo agent at these locations
Step 2: SMS/Email notification
i. Upon submission, you will receive an SMS and/or email to confirm the application and containing an application number. If you don't receive an SMS and/or email within 30 minutes, please call 9099 for support.
Step 3: When should you go to pick the certificate
Once the Civil Registration Officer receives your application, he/she will review and approve/reject your application and you will receive an SMS notifying you that your application has been approved/rejected and is ready for pick up. If you don’t receive an SMS within three working days after submission, please contact or visit the sector office.
Step 5: Picking the certificate
Appear before the Civil Registration Officer at the Sector office selected, with proof of payment details ready (SMS notification from Irembo or Bank Slip) and supporting documents required for this service (where applicable).