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How to Apply for a Marriage Certificate

The marriage certificate is an official document that identifies a legally married couple. The application is submitted to local government authorities at the sector level where the marriage was registered for processing. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). 

The processing time for a marriage certificate is 1 working day; the service costs Rwf 500.


  • This service is available to Rwandan citizens only.

  • 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. 

  • Every Rwandan citizen applying for this service should have a national ID number.

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a marriage certificate: 

  1. Visit and Log In.

  1. Under Family, click on Marriage Services. 

  1. Choose "Marriage Certificate” and click on Apply

  1. Fill in the Applicant’s National ID, the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page. 

  2. Fill in the Spouse Details and Legal Marriage Details.

  1. Fill in the Processing Details (Processing Office & Reason for Request). 

NOTE It’s advisable to choose the processing office as the sector where the marriage is registered.

  1. Click on 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 or ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, and after the executive secretary of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant receives an SMS or email notifying them that the certificate is available and they can download it from the IremboGov platform.


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