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How to apply for a Criminal Investigation Clearance Certificate

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) issues the criminal investigation clearance certificate to someone who is not being investigated or has been previously investigated for any crime. Rwandans, documented foreigners, and refugees apply for this certificate when they don't have any open investigations ongoing or do not have an available file awaiting prosecution. 

The processing time is 3 days, and the service costs 1,200 Rwf.


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

  • To create an account, click here.

  • Applicants must have a Rwandan ID, foreign ID, refugee ID, or passport number.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a criminal clearance certificate.

  1. Visit, and under Rwanda Investigation Bureau, click on Criminal Investigation Clearance Certificate

  1. Click Apply

  1. Fill in the applicant details by clicking the blank space to input the required details (*means mandatory information). 

  1. Enter applicant details, which include witness details

  1. Attach all the required documents in the right format and sizeand click 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/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: 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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