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How to Apply for a Certificate of Genocide Survivors

This certificate is issued by the local Government authorities at the sector level to Genocide survivors upon request to be used as a supporting document in order to give them access to the Assistance Fund for Genocide Survivors (Fonds d'Assistance aux Rescapes du Genocide, FARG).  

The processing time is 1 working day, and it’s free of charge. 


  • 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.

  • Applicants should have a Rwandan national ID number. 

  • This service is eligible for Genocide survivors ONLY.  

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

Follow these simple steps to apply for a certificate of Genocide survivor:

  1. Visit and click on Log In

  1. Under Family, click on Certificate of Genocide Survivors.

  1. Click on Apply

  1. The details will be displayed on the upper-left side of the page.

  2. Fill in the Processing Details

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

  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 successfully via IremboGov and after the Executive Secretary(ES) of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant visits the selected sector office to physically pick it up. 

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