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How to apply for a clearance certificate to transfer a deceased body abroad

This service facilitates the acquisition of a clearance certificate, enabling the transfer of a deceased individual's body from Rwanda to their home country for burial. The applicant submits the necessary information and documents to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) for review and processing.

The processing time is 1day, and the service is free of charge.

  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can pay for this service.
  • Click here to learn how you can create your account.
  • Applicants should have a form of Identification (national ID number, passport number, a (Rwandan) - foreigner ID number, or refugee ID number.)
  • Applicants should have a valid phone number and/or email address.

    Follow these simple steps to apply for a clearance certificate to transfer a deceased body abroad:
  1. Visit, and under Rwanda Investigation Bureau, click on Clearance certificate to transfer a deceased body abroad


  1. Once you select the clearance certificate to transfer a deceased body abroad, click Apply.

  1. Fill in the applicant’s details (Rwandan national ID, Passport ID, Foreigner ID, or Refugee’s ID)

  1. Enter the details of the deceased person.

  1. Fill in the death information, upload the certificate in the right format, and click Next.

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

  2. A billing number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment. Applicants choose the mode of payment; for more information about payment modes, click here.

Upon successfully applying and making the payment, applications are sent to RIB to be processed. Once the application is approved, the applicants are notified that their e-certificate is ready for download on the IremboGov platform. 

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