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Frequently Asked Questions about Death Record

A Death Record Certificate is an official document that confirms a person is dead. The application is either automatically processed by the Civil Registration System or manually processed by local government authorities at the sector level who confirm that the death has been previously registered and that the information provided for the Death Record is correct.

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Death Registration:

  1. How much do I pay for a death record?

You will pay Rwf 1,500. 

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a death record?

Yes, you should have an Irembo account to apply for it or visit the nearest Irembo agent with the deceased’s ID 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 death record for the first time?

You should have the deceased’s national ID number, death information, witness and declarant’s details, and a valid phone number, email address, or both.

  1. What is the requirement to apply for a death record for the second time after March 2022?

You should have the deceased’s national ID number, Child ID, or National Identification Number (NIN), a valid phone number, email address, or both. The deceased information is already saved in the Civil Registration System.

  1. Can I apply for a death record of my relative whose death occurred abroad?

  • Yes, if the death is registered in Rwanda.

  • No, if the death is not registered in Rwanda

  1. Can I submit a death record application to any sector?

No, you can submit the application to the sector where the death is registered. 

  1. Do I need to pick up the death record from the sector I chose during the application process? 

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

  1. What is the processing time of a death record?

The processing time is 1 working day.

  1. What is the validity of the death record?

The death record has lifetime validity.

  1. How do I know the authenticity of the death record generated via IremboGov? 

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

  1. Can I download another death record if the one I had is lost or damaged?

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

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