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Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Certificate

This service allows Rwandans to apply for a Birth Certificate. The application is processed by local Government authorities at the sector level.

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Birth Certificate FAQs: 

  1. 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. 

  1. How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here

  1. How much do I pay for a birth certificate?

You will pay Rwf 500.

  1. 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.

  1. Can I submit my birth certificate application to any sector?

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

  1. What is the processing time for a birth certificate?

The processing time is 1 working day.

  1. 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. 

  1. 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.

  1. What is the validity of the birth certificate?

The birth certificate has lifetime validity.

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

Yes, you


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