Rwanda National Police FAQ's
A: Rwanda National Police General Headquarter is located in Kigali, Rwanda. You can also contact Rwanda National Police General Headquarters with the details below;
Q; What is the Rwanda National Police Force structure?
A; Rwanda National Police is organised into five (5) Regional Police Units, thirty (30) District Police Units and sixty-nine (69) police stations
Q; How do I register for Provisional driving License exam?
A; Use your cell phone and type: ID number (leave a space), identify your district (leave a Space) type the letter P (leave a space) type figure 0 and send to 3126.
Q; How do I register for a final driving license exam?
A; Indicate your ID Number (leave a space), identify your district (leave a space), provisional driving license number (leave a space), specify your category (A, B, C, D, E, F) and send to 3126,
Q; Can I register for a provisional Driving license exam, if I’m under 18?
A; No, if you are under 18 you are not eligible to sit for provisional driving license exam.
A; 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
A; The exam is in 3 languages; Kinyarwanda, English and French
A; The provisional driving license is valid for 2 years, you can acquire/ obtain another by sitting for another provisional driving license exam.
A; Foreigners driving permit/international driver’s licenses is accepted in Rwanda and can be used for one year before acquiring Rwandan driver’s license.
A; 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 general of police with other available supporting documents i.e Visa
· Provide a photocopy of your license
· Receipt of 50,000 Rfw
Q; what are the grounds of confiscating a driving permit?
A; 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
A; The following are documents a driver is required to have
· Drivers license
· Vehicle registration certificate
· Up to date car insurance certificates
Q; Under what conditions is the towing of a vehicle allowed
A; Below are the conditions;
· Vehicle abandoned or left unattended
· Parked in a parking restricted area/zone
· Parked in a way causing inconvenience to other road users
· driving under the influence
· In case of an accident
A; Police advises to always wear helmets, as a precautionary/safety protection measure.
A; Payments are made at Bank of Kigali (BK), Account Number 0369752-21
A; You write a letter to the Traffic police directorate informing them of the incident which will be looked into/ investigated
A; You can acquire a copy of the accident report from the Judicial Police Officer who was present at the scene of accident
A; Call 113
A; The speed limit in towns is 40 km/h and the speed limit going in provinces is 60 km/h.
Police Entry Q’s
A; You have to be a national
A; It is from age 18 to 25 to enroll in the basic training/basic recruitment and ages 20 to 35 for Cadet Course
A; For the Cadet Course, one has to have acquired a Bachelors Degree and Senior 6 Level certificate (A2) for the Basic training
A; Yes, If you have been arrested for not more than six months.
A; 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."
A; a) 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.
b) 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
A; If you or someone you know is being exploited contact the nearest police station.
A; 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
A; Money Laundering is principally about the concealment of the origins of revenue generated by acquisitive crime. That means that money laundering is a vital part of the operations of many of society's most anti-social and harmful individuals and organizations. Drug dealers, people traffickers, burglars, fraudsters, robbers, illegal arms dealers and smugglers are among those who use the financial system to launder money.
A; Call 3512
A; Call 3511
A; Yes, You acquire permission from the nearest police post/station or from the authorities in your neighborhood i.e. Umudugudu
A; Call 112
A; The law stipulates that a person living in Rwanda may request possession of weapon if he can convince beyond reasonable doubt why he or she needs it. They also have to pay up to Frw 500,000 annually for the service.
Security companies are liable to pay Frw 100,000 every year. Police has also put in place toll free line 112 where they can report the whereabouts of the illegal arms.
A; The Motor Vehicle Inspection Center provides professional police safety and emission inspections and they also issue certificates allowing cars to circulate on the public highway.
A; These Inspections are done to uncover potential repairs and hidden problems to promote safety on highways.
MIC is different from a garage because their goal is to reduce the number of vehicle equipment related crashes by taking measures to ensure that motor vehicles in safe operating condition.
A; The charges depend on cars;
· 3,000 RWFs for motorbikes,
· 10,000RWFs for passenger cars,
· 15,000 RWFs for Buses/minibuses ,
· 20,000-25,000 RWFs for trucks and trailers
The payments are made to Banque Commercial du Rwanda (BCR) Account Number: 5036679-01-50