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FAQS about the application for Media accreditation

This service allows foreign media to apply and pay for accreditation in order to exercise their profession of journalism in Rwanda. Applicants eligible for this service are Rwandan correspondents, EAC journalists, and foreign journalists. This service is provided by the Rwanda Media Council (RMC). 

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the application for Media accreditation; 

  1. How much do I pay for an application for Media accreditation?

The cost varies according to the applicant type.

  • Rwandan Correspondent (30$)

  • EAC Journalist (30$)

  • Foreign Journalist (100$)

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to submit my Media accreditation application?

You can apply for this service with or without an Irembo account. 

  1. How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here.

  1. What are the requirements to apply for Media accreditation?

Rwandan correspondents should have a national ID number while East African Community (EAC) or journalists should have a valid passport number.

  1. What are the required attachments to apply for accreditation Media accreditation?

Required attachments are a passport-size photo (Format: JPG, Size: 500KB), a photocopy of a press card or service card (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB), and an Application letter from a media house  (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB).

  1.  What is the validity of a billing number when applying for Media accreditation?

The billing number lasts for 30 days. 

  1. What is the processing time for a Media accreditation application?

The processing time depends on the case.

  1.  Can I download another payment receipt for the Media accreditation application?

Yes, you can download the payment receipts as many times as possible.

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

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

  1. Can I download another media accreditation certificate if the one I had is lost/damaged?

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

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