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How to Apply for Butchery Premise Registration.

This service allows a business operating a paint tinting, packaging, and repacking premise to register it and comply with Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition, and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA) regulations. This registration certificate is then used to obtain an operating license.

The processing time is 14 days, and the service is free of charge.


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

  • A company or an individual must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

  • Applicant should have a valid phone number or email address.

Required attachments (5)

  • A copy of premises ownership permits or a copy of the lease agreement

  • List of personnel and their medical certificates

  • Business registration certificate from RDB

  • Passport copy

  • Copy of your latest RICA Registration certificate

Follow these simple steps to apply for Butchery Premise Registration.

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category; click “premise registration.

2. Select "Butchery Premise Registration" and click  "Apply."

3. Fill in the applicant's details (select if the applicant is the business owner or legal representative, add the age group and other required personal information).

4. Enter the butchery location from province to village.

5. Upload the required attachments in the correct format and click Next

Note: Double-check that the uploaded files are in PDF format and meet the size requirements.

6. Verify that the information is accurate, 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 platform.

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