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How to Apply for a Certificate of Divorce

This e-certificate is issued to Rwandans who have undergone the process of annulling their marriage. Acquiring this certificate confirms that one’s civil status is “divorced” after the judgment is passed by a court of law. The application is processed by local government authorities at the sector level upon the issuance of a copy of the court judgment, which confirms that the married couple has divorced. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC).

The processing time is 1 working day; the service costs Rwf 500. 


  • Applicants should have an Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.  

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.  

  • Applicants applying for this service should have a national ID number. 

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number and/or email address.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a certificate of divorce:

  1. Visit and click on Log In.

  1. Under Family, click on Divorce Services.

  1. Choose the Certificate of Divorce, and then click on Apply


  1. Fill in the applicant's national ID number; the details will be retrieved and displayed on the right side of the page.

  1. Fill in the processing details.

NOTE: Choosing the sector where your civil marriage is registered is advisable.  

  1. Click on Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click on Submit.

  2. A billing number or ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, and after the executive secretary of the processing sector has approved it, the applicant will receive an SMS/Email notifying them that the certificate is available and they can download it from the IremboGov platform. 

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