Application for National ID
This eservice enables Rwanda citizens to apply for a national ID. In order to apply for an ID a citizen must have an Application number provided to the parents at the sector office at the time of registration. You shall be required to visit a sector office to provide biometric data, before you can receive a National ID. A citizen who does not have the application number should carry any form of Identification such as school ID or baptism card and reach out to the nearest sector office to request application number from the Civil Registration officer (CRO) before applying for the National ID.
Who can apply?
A Rwandan citizens living in Rwanda
Note: Rwandans living outside Rwanda will have to visit the NIDA Headquarters in Rwanda for ID application.
1. If you know your application number:
a. Apply online or dial *909#, to begin your application.
b. Select a date, district and a sector of your choice where you shall want to provide your data biometric data
c. Once you submit your application, you shall receive an SMS confirming your application and directing you to pay. Pay using Mobile Money on MTN (*182#), Airtel (*182#) or Tigo (*310#) or visit a BK branch or agent close to you; you will receive a payment confirmation via SMS and/or email.
d. After successful payment your application will be submitted to NIDA. Ensure that you do not miss to go to the sector for bio metric data capture on the date you selected, as you shall not receive a National ID unless you have provided biometric data.
e. After capturing your biometric data, NIDA shall produce the ID card within a period of 1 month.
Note: You can check the status of your ID production by dialing *909*1#.
2.If you do not know you application number
a. Go to your sector with any identification such as a student’s ID or baptism card and ask the civil registration Officer to give you the application number.
b. If you are not found in the system or are not registered, proceed to apply for registration of citizens above 16 click here
c. Once you have been given your application number follow steps (a)-(e) above to apply for your national ID card.