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How to Apply for Media Accreditation

This service allows foreign media to apply and pay for accreditation in order to exercise their profession of journalism in Rwanda. Applicants eligible for this service are Rwandan correspondents, EAC journalists, and foreign journalists. This service is provided by the Rwanda Media Council (RMC). 

The processing time depends on the media accreditation timeframe and the price varies according to the applicant type: Rwandan correspondents of foreign media and EAC journalists pay 30$ while other foreign journalists pay 100$.


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service.

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

  • Rwandan correspondents should have a national ID number while foreign journalists should have a valid passport number.

  • Required attachments are a passport-size photo (Format: JPG, Size: 500KB), a photocopy of a press card or service card (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB), and an Application letter from a media house  (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB).

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for media accreditation: 

  1. Visit and under Media, click on Accreditation for Foreign Media.

  1. Select which applicant you are (Rwandan correspondent, East African (EAC) journalist, or other Foreign journalist), then click on Apply

  1. Read the Guidelines for filming Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda memorial sites and related reporting and check the “I agree” box to continue. The application can NOT continue unless you agree to these terms.

  1. Fill in the Applicant Details and Company Details. The applicant’s details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page. 

    • Rwandan correspondents should have their Rwandan national ID

    • EAC and foreign journalists should have their valid passports

    • (*) means mandatory information.

  1. Fill in the required Project Details

  1. Enter the Details of the Address and Contact Person in Rwanda

  1. Fill in the Previous Work and attach the required documents in the right format and size. 

  2. Click Next to proceed. 

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

  2. A billing number/ID (88….) will be generated. Click pay.

  1. Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, the applicant waits for a feedback notification from Rwanda Media Council about their application when the certificate is available they can download it from the IremboGov platform. 

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