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Frequently Asked Questions about Death Registration

This service allows the user to apply for Death Registration. The application will be submitted to the civil registration officer of a sector where the deceased resided.

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

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply and pay for a death registration?

Applicants need an account on IremboGov 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. How much do I pay for a death registration?

The service is free. 

  1. Can I apply for a death registration of my family member who died before the new national ID issuance?

Yes, you can register the death on any date.

  1. I am a Rwandan, I have foreigners who died in Rwanda. Can I apply for their death registrations? 

Yes, you can apply for the service as long as you have the deceased details and death information. 

  1. Can a foreigner with a passport apply for a death registration of their deceased family member? 

No, they are not eligible for the service. Applicants should have a Rwandan national ID number/work permit.

  1. Can a refugee with a refugeeā€™s Rwandan ID apply for a death registration for their deceased family member? 

Yes, they are eligible for the service. 

  1. Am I eligible to choose any preferred sector for a death registration? 

No, you can submit the registration to the sector where the death occurred. 

  1. What is the processing time for a death registration?

The processing time is 1 working day. After submitting the application, the applicant is advised to visit the sector with supporting documents including the ID of the deceased. 

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