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The Burundian passport is issued to citizens of Burundi for international travel. The government of Burundi only issues biometric passports. Obtaining a Burundian passport requires the physical presence of the applicant


All citizen of Burundi are eligible for a Burundian passport

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Applications submitted to the various embassies are forwarded to the PAFE office by diplomatic bag. Once they are processed, the PAFE office issues the passports and sends them to the appropriate embassy by diplomatic bag.

The embassies are responsible for giving the passports to the applicants, who must pick them up in person. Applicants who apply at the PAFE office directly must also pick up their passports in person.

Required Information

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address


Application for a new passport is done at the police responsible for airspace surveillance, border control and registration of foreigners (police de l'air, des frontiers et des étrangers, PAFE), part of the Ministry of the Interior (ministère de l'Intérieur)

If the application is being made outside Burundi, it must be submitted to the nearest Burundian embassy. In both cases, applicants must apply for and pick up their passports in person; third parties cannot do it for them.

Submit application form and required document at PAFE offices get you’re your fingerprints taken and pay a processing fee.

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Required Documents

  • Birth certificate
  • Identity card
  • Two passport-size photographs


if the application is submitted to the a Burundian Embassy applicant pay 50000 Burundian francs. Passport applications sent directly to the PAFE must be accompanied by 5,000 Burundian francs


Passports are valid for 10yrs and should be renewed

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Processing Time

1 to 2 months

Office Locations & Contacts

PAFE is located at Bujumbura, Burundi.
You can contact PAFE with telephone number +257 22 22 32 74

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Used for identification
  • Used for international travel
  • Used as a proof of citizenship

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