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How to apply for a Garage License

This service allows garage 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 are compliant 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 (11)

  • Proof of staff qualification as prescribed in RS 402 Garages

  • Working contract for staff

  • Copy of garage insurance document (building, personnel, tools/equipment, and vehicles)

  • Copy of garage ownership/ lease, or rent documents

  • Copy of Job Card

  • copy of the working procedure in the garage

  • copy of cleaning procedure

  • Complaint handling procedure

  • Copy of customer complaint form

  • Passport copy

  • Business Registration certificate from RDB

Conditional attachments (2)

  • A copy of the operational license issued by RICA

  • A copy of your latest Registration certificate

Follow these simple steps to apply for a License:

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

2. Select "Garage License" 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.

5. Upload the required attachments in the correct format, then click next.

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

7. 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 approve your application, you will receive your e-certificate via email or can download it on IremboGov.

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