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How to Apply for a Death Certificate

This e-certificate is an official document that declares a person is dead. The application is processed by local Government authorities at the sector level where the death has been registered. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). 

The processing time for this service is 1 working day; the service costs Rwf 1,200.

Prerequisites: 

  • Applicants, applying on behalf of the deceased, 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.

  • Every Rwandan applicant should have a national ID number; the deceased should have either a national ID number or child application number for minors (Rwandans) or a passport number (Foreigners).

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a death certificate: 

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

2. Under Family, click on Death Services.

3. Choose which death service you want; “Death Certificate” and click on Apply

4. Select the Death Information of the deceased. 

5. Enter the Applicant Details and the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.


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

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

NOTE: It’s advisable to choose the nearest processing office to easily follow up. 

8. Click on Next to proceed.


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

10. 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 (CRO) of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant receives an SMS/Email notifying them that the certificate is available and can download it on the IremboGov platform.

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