Frequently Asked Questions

Rwanda National Police FAQ's

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  • What is the Rwanda National Police Force structure ?

    Rwanda National Police is organised into five (5) Regional Police Units, thirty (30) District Police Units and sixty-nine (69) police stations

  • Where is Rwanda National Police located?

    Rwanda National Police General Headquarter is located in Kigali, Rwanda. You can also contact Rwanda National Police General Headquarters with the details below;

    Telephone to call: 0788311155

    Emergency toll free number:

    Emergency: 112                   Gender Based Violence: 3512        Fire Brigade: 111

    Traffic accident: 113            Maritime: 110                       Abuse by Police Officer: 3511

    Anti-corruption: 997           Child Help Line: 116                         Isange: 3029



    Postal address: P.O Box 6304 Kigali-Rwanda

Traffic related questions

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  • What are the documents required to be carried by a person driving a vehicle?

    The following are documents a driver is required to have:

    ·                     Drivers license

    ·                     Vehicle registration certificate

    ·                     Up to date car insurance certificates


    ·                     Long book

  • what are the grounds of confiscating a driving permit?

    They are:

    ·                     Multiple grave violations of traffic rules

    ·                     Driving under the influence; drunken driving one year after being penalized for the same offence


    ·                     Total Incapacity

    Traffic police forwards the case files to the Rwandan Public Prosecution Authority, once they are produced in court it’s up to the judge to decide how long an individual will be banned from driving

  • How can I change a foreign permit to obtain a Rwandan Permit?

    Applications are to be made at Rwanda National Police, Traffic unit. The processes to apply for the driving license are:

    ·         A letter addressed to the commissioner of road safety and traffic with other available supporting documents i.e. Visa

    ·         Provide a photocopy of your license


    ·         A receipt of 50,000 Rfw when your driving license fulfill the requirements

  • How long is the Provisional driving license valid?

    The provisional driving license is valid for 2 years; you can acquire/ obtain another by sitting for another provisional driving license exam.

  • Cain I obtain a driving license if I’m under 18 ?

    No, the law stipulates that one has to be 18 years for drivers of cars in categories A and B and 20 years for drivers of cars in categories C, D, E, and F

  • Can I register for a provisional Driving license exam, if I’m under 18?

     No, if you are under 18 you are not eligible to sit for provisional driving license exam.

  • How do I register for a final driving license exam?

    Go to website: or dial *909# using your mobile phone then follow the process.

  • How do I register for Provisional driving License exam?

    Go to website: or dial *909# using your mobile phone then follow the process.

Police Entry Q’s

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  • About RNP entry Requirements?

    You have to be a national

Other questions

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  • What is money laundering?

    Money laundering involves disguising financial assets so that they can be used without detection of the illegal activity that produced them.


    Through money laundering, the launderer transforms the monetary proceeds derived from criminal activity into funds with an apparently legal source

  • How can I help a victim of human trafficking?

    If you or someone you know is being exploited contact the nearest police station. 

  • What is the difference between human trafficking and human smuggling/internal human trafficking?

    ·                     Human Trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation or harboring of persons for the purpose of exploitation (typically in the sex industry or for forced labour). Traffickers use various methods to maintain control over their victims, including force, sexual assault, threats of violence and physical or emotional abuse. Human trafficking may occur across or within borders, may involve extensive organized crime networks and is clearly a violation of the basic human rights of its victims. Victims may be forced into labour, prostitution or some other form of servitude. Victims may suffer abuse before, during and after transportation and may face fatal consequences if they attempt to escape.

    ·                     Human smuggling is a form of illegal migration involving the organized transport of a person across an international border usually in exchange for a sum of money and sometimes in dangerous conditions.  In some cases, a person who has agreed to be smuggled into a country becomes a trafficking victim at the hands of the smuggler

  • What is human trafficking?

    Human Trafficking is defined in the Trafficking Protocol as "the recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation."

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