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Frequently Asked Questions about Death Certificate

A death certificate is an official document that declares a person is dead. The application is processed by local Government authorities at the sector level where the death has been registered.

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

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

The service is free. 

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

Yes, you should have an Irembo account to apply for it or visit the nearest Irembo agent with the deceased’s ID number 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 certificate?

You should have the deceased’s national ID (if the death happened after the new national ID issuance, you must have their national ID. The national ID is not a must if the death happened before the new national ID issuance), death information, and a valid phone number, email address, or both.

  1. Can I submit the death certificate application to any sector?

It is advisable to submit it to the sector where the death is registered.

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

The processing time is 1 working day.

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

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

  1. What is the validity of the death certificate?

The death certificate has lifetime validity.

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

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

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

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

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