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How to Apply for Registration and Issuance of Legal Personality to Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs)

This e-service allows Faith Based Organisations (churches, religious sects etc) to register and get legal personality from Rwanda Governance Board.


The processing time of this service is 60 days; the service costs Rwf 100,000.



  • Applicants must be Rwandans with National IDs.

  • Applicants should have an Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance. 

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Attachments slightly differ depending on the “Nationality” of the Legal Representative. Common attachments are the Legal Representative CV, Police clearance certificate, Representative Criminal Record, and Declaration of Legal Representative.

  • The Organisation’s supporting documents include;

  • Recommendation Letter 

  • General Assembly Members 

  • Meeting Minutes 

  • Notarised Legal Status 

  • Doctrine

  • District Partnership 

  • Annual Action Plan 

  • Rules and Regulations 

  • Copy of Rent Agreement 

  • Copy of Building Requirements 

  • Authenticated FBO Status

  • The size of the attachments should be 1 MB, format: PDF

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


Follow these simple steps to apply for this e-service:


1. Visit and click on Log In.

2. Under Governance, click on Registration and Issuance of Legal Personality to FBOs.

3. Click on Apply.

4. Enter the required Applicant Details.

5Fill in the required Organisation Details. (*: means mandatory information)

6. Attach all the required Organisation Supporting Documents in the right format and size.

7. Enter the required Staff Details by clicking in the blank space to input the required details.

8. Enter the HeadQuarters and Branch Location. Click add to add more branch locations.

9. Enter the first Legal Representative Details based on the nationality of the representative and click save. Enter the second Legal Representative Details and click save again. 

NOTE: Both Rwandans and Foreigners can be Legal Representatives. 


10. Attach all the required Legal Representative Supporting Documents in the right format and size.

11. Once all the Supporting Documents have been attached, click next to proceed.

12. Check if all input information is correct and click submit. Note that the email address is a mandatory field.


13. A billing number/ID (88…) 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. 

14. After submitting the application, the applicant is sent a Bill ID for payment. Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa or MasterCard). For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and paying successfully via IremboGov, the applicant receives a notification once the application is processed by the Rwanda Governance Board. The e-certificate is received via email or can be downloaded on the Irembo platform. Click here to find out how you can download the certificate on IremboGov.

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