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How to Apply for Death Registration

The service allows Rwandans to apply for death registration. The application will be submitted to the Civil Executive Secretary (ES) where the deceased was 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 of charge. 


  • 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.

  • Every applicant should have a national ID number. The deceased should have:

  • A national ID number or child application number for minors (Rwandans) 

  • A passport number (Foreigners).

  • The deceased person should be registered as DECEASED in the National Identification Agency (NIDA). 

  • Compulsory attachment is the Hospital Death Certificate. Others are conditional. 

  • Attachment should be 1MB

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a death certificate: 

  1. Visit and Log In 

  1. Under Family, click on Death Services.

  1. Choose which death service you want; “Death Registration” and click on Apply

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

  1. Fill in the Death and Witness Details. The witness details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.

  1. Enter the Parents Details and Processing Details

NOTE: It’s advisable to choose the sector where the death occurred as the processing office.

  1. Attach the required documents. 

  2. Click 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 submitting the application, the applicant is advised to visit the sector with supporting documents including the ID of the deceased. 

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