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How to Apply for a Certificate of Divorce

This e-certificate is issued to Rwandans who have undergone the process of annulling their marriage. Acquiring this certificate confirms that one’s civil status is “Divorced” after the judgment is passed by a court of law. The application is processed by local Government authorities at the sector level upon issuance of a copy of the court judgment, which confirms that the married couple has divorced. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC).

The processing time is 1 working day; the service costs Rwf 1,500.

Prerequisites: 

  • Applicants need to log in to the Irembo account. Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.

  • Rwandans should have a national ID number.  

  • Applicants’ civil status should be MARRIED in the National Identification Agency (NIDA).

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

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

1. Visit www.irembo.gov.rw and click on Log In to start applying for this service. 

2. Under Identification, click on Certificate of Divorce.  

3.  Click on Apply.


4. Fill in the Applicant Details and the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.


5. Fill in the Processing Details. 

NOTEIt’s advisable to choose the nearest processing office to easily follow up. 

6. Click on Next to proceed. 


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


8. A billing number/ID (99….) will be generated for payment. Applicants can pay using MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money, BK App, BK Branches, BK Agents, or pay online using VISA or MasterCard.


NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, and after the Civil Registration Officer of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant will receive an SMS/Email notifying them that the certificate is available and can download it from the IremboGov platform.



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