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Office of the High Commission of Canada in Rwanda, in Kigali

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Rwanda.

Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information


59 KN16 Avenue, Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda

Office closures

Date Holiday
2023-01-02 New Year's Day (in lieu)
2023-02-01 National Heroes' Day
2023-04-07 Memorial Day - 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi
2023-04-10 Easter Monday
2023-05-22 Victoria Day
2023-07-03 Canada Day / Independence Day (Rwanda) - in lieu
2023-07-04 Liberation Day
2023-08-04 Umuganura / Thanksgiving
2023-09-04 Labour Day (Canada)
2023-10-09 Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
2023-12-25 Christmas Day
2023-12-26 Boxing Day
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