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Frequently Asked Questions about Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Legal Personality

The application for NGO Legal Personality is a service provided by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). 

The following are the most frequently asked questions about this service: 

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for this service?

Yes, you 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.

  1. How much do I pay for NGO legal personality?

NGO Legal Personality Certificate costs Rwf 100,000.

  1. Why should I apply for this service when I already applied for an NGO Registration?

The NGO Registration is a temporary certificate while the NGO Legal Personality Certificate is a long-term certificate. You should apply for this certificate within nine months from the date the temporary registration certificate is granted. 

  1. How can I get my certificate after it has been approved?

Once the RGB Officer receives and approves your application you will receive your e-certificate via email or by downloading it on Irembo platform. Click here to find out how you can download the certificate on IremboGov.

  1. I applied for NGO Legal Personality but it is taking longer than communicated on the platform. What should I do?

The processing time for Application For NGO registration is 60 days. If you believe this has exceeded the processing time please contact RGB here.


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