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How to Apply for a Death Certificate

This e-certificate is an official document that declares a person 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 is free.


  • Applicants applying on behalf of the deceased 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.

  • Applicants should have a national ID number. The deceased should have:

  • A national ID number or child application number for minors (Rwandans) if deceased after the issuance of the new NID (2009).

  • If the person died before the issuance of the new NID, the ID is not required.

  • A passport number (for foreigners)

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a death certificate: 

  1. Visit and click on Log In to start applying for this service.

  1. Under Family, click on Death Services.

  1. Choose the death service you want, "Death Certificate," and click Apply


  1. Select the Death Information of the deceased. 

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

  1. Fill in the deceased details, and the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page. 

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

NOTE: It is advisable to submit it at the sector where the death is registered.

  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. An application number will be generated to follow up on the application status.

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov and after the Executive Secretary (ES) of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant receives an SMS or email notifying them that the certificate is available and they can download it on the IremboGov platform. 

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