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FAQ’s about Certificate of succession

This certificate is given to Rwandan citizens that had succeeded a deceased member of the family. It is processed by the sector in which the deceased resided in. Form 7 and Form 29 (for land matters) can be found at the sector office. Only Rwandan citizens (adults and children) can apply for this service.

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Certificate of Succession:

How much do I pay for a certificate of succession?

The service is free of charge.

Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a certificate of succession?
Yes, you should have an Irembo account to apply for it or visit the nearest Irembo agent with the deceased's ID number for assistance.
How do I create an Irembo account?
To create an Irembo account, click here.
What are the requirements for applying for a certificate of succession?

You should have the deceased’s national ID (if the death happened after the new national ID issuance, you must have their national ID. The national ID is not a must if the death happened before the new national ID issuance), death information, and a valid phone number, email address, or both.

Do I need to pick up my certificate of succession from the sector I chose during the application process? 

Yes, after processing, the certificate of succession is physically picked up at the sector chosen in the application process. 
What is the validity of the certificate of succession?
The certificate of succession has lifetime validity.
What is the processing time of a certificate of succession?
The processing time is 1 working day.
Can I submit the Certificate of Succession application to any sector?
You should submit it to the sector where the deceased resided.

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