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How to Apply for a Certificate of Being Alive

This e-certificate is issued to certify that the person is alive. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) and processed at the sector level.

The processing time is 1 working day; the service is free.


  • Applicants need to log in to the Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.

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

  • Rwandan adults should have a national ID number, and minors should have a Child Application Number acquired at the sector or National Identification Agency.

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a certificate of being alive:

  1. Visit and click on Log In

  1. Under Identification, click on Certificate of Being Alive.  

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

  1. Fill in the Applicant Details, and the information will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.

  • Self: Rwandan citizens applying on their own behalf.

  • Child: Rwandan citizens applying on behalf of citizens below 16 years who have a Citizen Application Number (Child ID).

  1. After clicking on Apply

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

  1. For a Child application, enter the child ID, and the child details will be displayed on the right side of the page:

  1. Fill in the Processing Details. 

NOTE: It’s advisable to choose the applicant’s place of residence as the processing office.

  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 payment, Click Pay

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

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, and after the processing sector's Executive secretary (ES) 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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