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How to apply for a Manufacturing of Regulated Products License

This service allows manufacturers of regulated products and business operators to register and obtain an operating license from Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA). RICA will conduct a field visit to ensure the premises comply with RICA standards and regulations.

The processing time is  5 Days, and the service is Free of charge.


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

  • Applicants should have a valid company TIN.

Required attachments (6)

  • Copies of contracts for quality assurance technical staff

  • Renting/leasing contract (when renting/leasing)

  • Documentation of production process (flowchart)

  • Documented acceptance/ refusal criteria for selection of raw materials

  • Copy of staff Insurance (Asset and personnel)

  • Passport

Optional attachments (2)

  • A copy of the operational license issued by RICA

  • Occupancy permit issued by RHA

Follow these simple steps to apply for Manufacturing of Regulated Products License:

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

2. Select "Manufacturing of Regulated Products" and then 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. Enter business details, Select if it’s a new application or an application to renew a registration, and fill in the company TIN.

6. Upload the required attachments in the correct format.

7. Click next.

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

9. An application number (B2…...) to track your application status.


  • 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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