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How to Apply for Paint Tinting Packaging & Repacking 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.

General location  Requirements.

  • 60m away from water sources, open storm, water channels, or water catchments

  • 200m away from areas that are subject to flooding

  • 200m away from food processing facilities, including restaurants

Required attachments (2)

  • Premise ownership or rent agreement of a premise for use during storage of paints

  • Business registration certificate from RDB

Conditional attachments (2)

  • Copy of passport

  • RICA Registration certificate

Follow these simple steps to apply for paint tinting, packaging, & repacking premise registration:

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

2. Select "Paint tinting Packaging & repacking 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. Upload the required attachments in the correct format. 

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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