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How to apply for an Import Permit

This service facilitates the import of commodities by obtaining the necessary import permits. Its goal is to ensure that imported goods meet the country's specific regulatory and standard requirements.  The service is provided by the Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA). 

The processing time is 3 working days, and the service is free of charge.


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

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • This service is eligible for adult individuals (Rwandans with national IDs & foreigners with passports) and companies with TIN.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number or email address.

Follow these simple steps to apply for an import permit: 

  1. Visit IremboGov  under import permit, 

  1. Click on “import permit” and apply.

  1. Enter the application details (business owner details and business details).

  1. Fill in the product information and click Next to proceed.

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

  2. An application number will be generated to follow up on the application status.

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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