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Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Services

Birth services are services provided by the Ministry of Local Governance (MINALOC). Birth services are birth certificates and birth records. 


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The following are the most frequently asked questions about birth certificates and birth records: 


Birth certificate


How much do I pay for a birth certificate?

The birth certificate costs Rwf 500. 

Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a birth certificate?

Yes, you should have an Irembo account to apply for it or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance. 

How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here

What are the requirements needed to apply for a birth certificate?

You should have a national ID number or Citizen Application Number, and a valid phone number, email address, or both.

Do I need to pick up my birth certificate from the sector I chose during the application process? 

No, the birth certificate is an E-certificate. You can download it on IremboGov using the application number or billing number. 

What is the validity of the birth certificate?

The birth certificate has lifetime validity.

What is the processing time for a birth certificate?

The processing time is 1 working day. 

How do I know the authenticity of the birth certificate generated via IremboGov? 

There are two ways: 

(A) Scan the QR code on the certificate to verify the certificate 

(B) Verify on IremboGov using the application number or billing number by searching the application.

Can I download another birth certificate if the one I had is lost or damaged?

Yes, you can download the certificate as many times as possible.

Can I submit my birth certificate application to any sector?

Yes, you can submit the application to any preferred sector.



Birth record


How much do I pay for a birth record?

You will pay Rwf 2,000.

Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a birth record?

Yes, you should have an Irembo account to apply for it or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance. 

How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here

What are the requirements to apply for a birth record for the first time?

You should have a national ID number or Citizen Application Number, parents’ details, witness and declarant details with a valid phone number, email address, or both.

What is the requirement to apply for a birth record for the second time in 2022?

You should have your national ID number, child ID or National Identification Number (NIN), a valid phone number, email address, or both. Your personal information is already saved.

Do I need to pick up my birth record from the sector I chose during the application process? 

No, the birth record is an E-certificate. You can download it on IremboGov using the application number or billing number.

What is the processing time for a birth record?

The processing time is 1 working day. 

What is the validity of the birth record?

The birth record has lifetime validity.

How do I know the authenticity of the birth record generated via IremboGov? 

There are two ways: 

(A) Scan the QR code on the certificate to verify the certificate 

(B) Verify on IremboGov using the application number or billing number by searching the application.

Can I download another birth record if the one I had is lost or damaged?

Yes, you can download the certificate as many times as possible.

Can I submit my birth record application to any sector?

No, you can submit the application to the sector where your birth record is registered. This is done when you are applying for the first time in 2022.

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