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How to Publish in the Official Gazette

This service enables both Rwandans and foreigners who want to publish in the official gazette to pay after being granted permission to do so. The publications paid for are for a change of name granted by the Ministry of Local Governance (MINALOC), the Legal personality of NGOs and FBOs granted by Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), and the Legal personality for cooperatives granted by Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA). This service is provided by the Ministry of Justice( MINIJUST).

The processing time is 14 days and the price depends on the application type. 


  • 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 citizens should have a national ID number. 

  • Foreigners should have a passport number. 

  • Conditional attachments;
    1. Change of name certificate

2. Legal personality certificate

3. Transmission Letter

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

Follow these simple steps to publish in the official gazette: 

  1. Visit and under Notarization And Gazette Service, click on Publish in the Official Gazette

  1. Click on Apply.


  1. Enter the Applicant and Publishing Details and attach the required documents. Attachments depend on the “application type”. 

NOTE: When the application type is entered, the service fee is automatically displayed on the right side of the page. 

  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 on Submit.

  2. A billing number/ID (88….) will be generated for paying. 

  3. 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 successfully paying via IremboGov, the application will be sent to the Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST) for processing. Once it’s approved, the applicant will be notified and their application will be published within 14 days. 

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