This service allows a parent to apply for a Child Recognition Record. Only parents who have already recognized their child from the local authority are eligible to apply for this service. If an applicant has not yet recognized their child, they are advised to go to their sector of residence to register their child’s recognition. The application will be submitted to the Executive Secretary (ES) of a sector where the child is registered.
This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) and processed by authorities at sector level.
The processing time is 1 working day; the price of the service is Rwf 1,000.
Applicants (Parents recognizing the child) 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.
Every Rwandan citizen applying for this service should have a national ID number, a Citizen Applicant Number, or a National Identification Number (NIN).
For newborns, the NIN is acquired at the hospital.
For others (not newborns), the Citizen Application Number is acquired at the sector where the applicant is registered and,
A NIN can be acquired once an applicant’s information is saved in the Civil Registration System.
Conditional attachments include:
Child Recognition Court Order (format: PDF)
Copy of National Id of both parents (format: JPG / PNG)
Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address, or both.
Follow these simple steps to apply for a record of recognition:
Visit www.irembo.gov.rw and click on Log In.
Under Family, click on Record of recognition.
Click on Apply.
Select which document type the Recognized child has; a national ID number, a Citizen Application Number, or a National Identification Number (NIN). The details of the child, as well as the applicant will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page..
If the Recognition record is already registered in the Civil Registration System, the information about the Recognition record is automatically fetched and the applicant will only fill out their contact details. Applicants receive their Recognition record as soon as they pay.
If the Recognition record is not yet registered in the Civil Registration System, the applicant will follow these next steps.
Fill in the other Parents’ Identification Details. The details will be retrieved and displayed at the right side of the page.
If the other parent enters an NID, a child application, or an NIN, the details are retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.
If they choose Passport or No Document they are required to manually enter their information.
Enter the details for 2 Witnesses. The details will be retrieved and displayed at the right side of the page.
Enter the Processing Details.
Attach the required document in the right format and size.
Click Next to proceed.
Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click on Submit.
A billing number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment.
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 and after the Executive Secretary (ES) of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant receives an SMS/Email notifying them that the certificate is available and you can download it on the IremboGov platform.
The information will be updated in the Civil Registration System. The next time, an applicant will not go through the same process again but instead will do the following;
Visit www.irembo.gov.rw, login, and Under Family, click on Record of Recognition.
Choose the Identification document type, and enter the Identification number, the application form will automatically be filled with the previous information, and click Next.
Summary details will be displayed. Enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click on Submit.
A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay.
The 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.