Organic Law N° 30/2008 of 25/07/2008 relating to Rwandan nationality
Repeals and replaces the organic law of 2004; itself repealed and replaced by the organic law of 2021.
TITLE II: RWANDAN NATIONALITY BY PARENTAL DESCENT
Article 6: Rwandan parental descent
Shall be Rwandan any person whose one of the parents is Rwandan.
Article 7: Rwandan parental descent as a condition of granting nationality
Parental descent shall be taken into consideration in matters of granting nationality only where it has been provided for by the laws in force in Rwanda. Conditions for determining whether a person is of Rwandan parental descent shall be provided for by Presidential Order.
TITLE III: ACQUIRED RWANDAN NATIONALITY
CHAPTER ONE: RWANDAN NATIONALITY BY BIRTH IN RWANDA
Article 8: Foreigner born in Rwanda whose parents are known.
Any foreigner born on Rwandan territory from alien parents residing in Rwanda may, from the age of eighteen (18), acquire Rwandan nationality provided he or she applies for it to the Director General. The relevant procedures for the application and granting of Rwandan nationality shall be provided for by Presidential Order.
Article 9: Child born in Rwanda whose parents are unknown.
Any child born in Rwanda from unknown or stateless parents or who cannot acquire the nationality of one of his or her parents shall be Rwandan.New born baby found on the Rwandan territory shall be considered as born in Rwanda in case of lack of proof to the contrary.
Download file: Rwanda Organic Law Nationality No30-2008