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Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Certificate

The marriage certificate is the official document that identifies that a couple is legally married. The application will be submitted to local government authorities at the sector level for processing where the marriage has been celebrated.

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Marriage Certificates:

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

You will pay Rwf 500. 

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a Marriage certificate?

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

  1. How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here.

  1. What are the requirements to apply for a Marriage certificate?

You should have your national ID number, your spouse's national ID or passport number, legal marriage details, and a valid phone number, email address, or both.

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

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

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

The processing time is 1 working day.

  1. What is the validity of the marriage certificate?

The marriage certificate has a lifetime validity until you change your civil status.

  1. How do I know the authenticity of the marriage certificate generated via IremboGov? 

To find out how to verify the authenticity of the e-certificate, click here.

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

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

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

It is advisable to submit it to the sector where your marriage is registered.

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