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How to Apply for a Certificate of Succession

This application form is filled by Rwandan citizens that are yet to be confirmed by the local Government authorities as successors of a deceased member of the family. The service is provided by MINALOC and processed at the sector level in which the deceased resided. Form 7 and Form 29 (for land matters) can be found and filled at the sector office. Only Rwandan citizens (adults and children) can apply for this service.

The processing time of this service is 3 working days and it is free of charge.


  • Applicants should have an Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Applicants should have a National ID number/ Citizen application number.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number or email address or both.

  • Attachment(s) needed is the Record of proceedings of the family meeting.

  • Attachment should be 1MB.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a certificate of succession: 

  1. Visit and click on Log In.

  1. Under Family, click on Certificate of Succession.

  1. Choose who you are applying for (Self or Child), and then Click on Apply 

  • Self: Rwandan citizens above 16 years should have a National ID

  • Child: Rwandan citizens below 16 years should have a Citizen Application Number

  1. Once you click on Apply

  • For a Self application, the details will be displayed on the upper side of the page.

  • For a Child application, enter the citizen application number and the child details will appear on the right side of the page .


  1. Fill in the Deceased Details (Nationality, ID Number, Date & Cause of Death, and Relationship with Applicant). The national ID is not a must if the death happened before the new national ID issuance.

  1. Fill in the Processing Details, then attach the required documents in the right format and size.

NOTE: The chosen processing office should be the sector where the deceased resided.

  1. Click on Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click Submit

  2. An application number will be generated to follow up with the application status. 

NOTE: After applying via IremboGov and the Civil Registration Officer has approved it, the applicant receives an SMS/Email notification to visit the sector for further application processes. 

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