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FAQs about applying to visit Genocide Memorial sites

The Ministry of National Unity & Civic Engagement - MINUBUMWE  has established a service that allows both Rwandans and foreigners to visit Genocide Memorial Sites across the country. This service aims to provide an opportunity for people to learn about and pay respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Note: Not all memorial sites are available 

The following are the most frequently asked questions about visiting Genocide Memorial Sites:

  1. Do I need an Irembo account to apply for this service?

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

  1. How can I create an IremboGov account?

Click here to learn how you can create your account.

  1. Is there a fee for visiting Genocide Memorial Sites?  

No, this service is free of charge. 

  1. What types of identification documents are accepted for this service?  

  • For Rwandan citizens, a valid national ID is required. 

  • Foreigners residing in Rwanda are required to have a foreigner’s ID.

  • EAC or CEPGL citizens are required to have a valid passport.

  1. How far in advance should I apply for a visit?

You must apply at least 2 days before your desired visit date.

  1.  Can I visit multiple Genocide Memorial Sites with one application?

You must submit a separate application for each memorial site you wish to visit.

  1. How long does it take to process this service?

The processing time is 2 days.

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