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Frequently Asked Questions about the Import Permit Application.

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.  

Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA) provides the service. 

The following are the frequently asked questions about the import permit application:

How much do I pay for the import permit application?  

The service is free of charge.

Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for the import permit application?
Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.
How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here.

What is the processing time for an import permit application?
The processing time is 3 working days. 
Do I need to pick up my import permit from the processing office?
No, the certificate is an E-certificate. You can download it on IremboGov using the application number or billing number. If you enter your email address while applying for the service, the certificate will be sent to that email address.

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