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FAQs about 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 following are some frequently asked questions about a Criminal Investigation Clearance Certificate.

  1. Can I apply for this service without an Irembo account?

Yes, applicants with or without an Irembo account can use this service.

  1. How can I create an IremboGov account?

Click here to learn how you can create an account. 

  1. How much does the service cost?

The service costs 1,200 Rwf.

  1. What are the prerequisites for applying for a clearance certificate?

Applicants need a valid form of identification (Rwandan IDforeign IDrefugee IDpassport number) and a valid phone number and/or email address.

  1. How long does it take to process the Criminal Investigation Clearance Certificate?

The processing time is 3 days from the date of the application.

  1. What is the validity of the Criminal Investigation Clearance Certificate?

The certificate varies for 3 months from the date of issuance.

  1. Once the certificate is approved, how can I get it?

Irembo will notify you when your certificate is ready, and you can download it. You can check the status on the IremboGov platform.

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