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How to apply for a Seed Producer License

This service allows business operators who want to produce seeds for sale or research to obtain an operating license from Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA) regulation. RICA will conduct a field visit to ensure your location/site is compliant with RICA standards and regulations.

The processing time is 14 Days, and the service fee is 10,000 RWF


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

  • Applicants should have a valid company TIN.

Required attachments: (4)

  • A copy of land ownership of the applicant or land lease or rent agreement if the applicant is not the owner

  • Notarized degree of the technical staff in charge of seed production

  • Copy of work contract of the technical staff in charge of seed production

  • A notarized letter of consent allowing the applicant to use the land owner ID if the land does not belong to the applicant.

Optional attachments

  • Copy of lease or rent agreement of storage and other infrastructure, including greenhouse, if the applicant is not the property owner

Follow these simple steps to apply for the Seed Producer License:

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category, Click on “Business Operator License.

2. Select "Seed Producer License" and click  "Apply."

3. Fill in the applicant's details (select if it is a business representative category, age group, and other required personal information).

4. Select if it’s a new application or an application to renew a registration, fill in the company TIN.

5. Enter details of plant varieties, land information, and technical personnel details.

Note: When you click on “Add technical personnel,"  a new tab is displayed.

6. Fill in facilities, infrastructure, and tools.

7. Upload the required attachments in the correct format. Then click next.

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

9. A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment; click Pay

10. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here


  • Upon successful submission, the application will be processed by RICA. Applicants will receive an email or SMS notification about any changes in the application status.

  • Once the processing officers receive and approve your application, you will receive your e-certificate via email or can download it on IremboGov.

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