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Rwanda - Obtain a Driving Permit

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  • To be eligible you must be 18 years and above
  • Visit your nearest registered driving school
  • Complete application forms
  • Submit your valid identity document or passport
  • Apply for temporary permit with Rwanda Revenue Authority
  • To register for a temporary driving permit , one need to write his / her name identity card number, leave space, write the name of the district where the identity card was issued , leave a space, write letter P, leave space again, write 0 and sent to 3126
  • For driving permit, the applicants need to write their identity card number, leave a space, write the name of the district where the it was issued, leave space, write category of their current driving permit, leave a space again , write the number , and send to 3126.

Alternatively, you could contact local approved driving schools who could help you with the driver license application. Following are list of few driving schools in Rwanda : Rwanda Driving Schools


Required Documents[edit]

  • Birth certificate
  • Medical examination report
  • Payment receipt
  • Occupation

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Rwanda Revenue Authority
6th floor Kimihururua Avenue du Lac Muhazi
P.0 B0x 3987
Kigali Rwanda
.Tel: +250-252-595-500
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]



  • To be eligible you must be at least 18 years and above
  • You must have undergone through training in registered driving school
  • Apply for provisional driving permit for a period of about three(3)month with Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)


  • Application fee- Rwf 50,00 for written test to obtain a temporary license
  • Rwf 50,00 for practical test to obtain full license
  • License fee- Rwf 50,000 for printed license both written and practical exam


The training is approximately one month but there is a provision for extension to the slow learners. Driving license validity 5 years renewable

Documents to Use[edit]

Rwanda's Driving Handbook: Driving Handbook Link


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The maximum processing time to acquire a driving permit in Rwanda is two (2) months.

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  • One must be 18 years and above
  • Obtain a temporary driving permit to start training with your registered driving school
  • You must be of sound health especially sight hence medical examination is required

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Domicile or residence
  • Valid identity proof
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Occupation


Need for the Document[edit]

Before one starts driving on the Rwandan soil he or she is required to have a valid driving permit. This indicates that the owner has under gone relevant training on road safety and usage in Rwanda. This helps minimize accidents and eases tracking in case of an accident.
Persons who wish to register for a driving permit test in Rwanda can now do that using mobile telephones.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Registration or application forms are available in two (2) languages, and therefore you are advised to fill the form in the language you understand best in order to avoid errors
  • Be on the lookout for fake and unregistered driving schools

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • A driving permit act as a proof of identity
  • It can be also be used in financial institution for example when opening bank account

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.