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How to Request the National Flag While Participating in and Hosting an International Sports Event.

This service allows national sports federations to request a recommendation letter from the Ministry of Sports to use as a supporting document while also requesting the international flags of the countries participating in the international sports event. The service is provided by the Ministry of Sports (MINISPORTS).

The processing time is 3 days, and the service is free of charge.


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

  • Click here to learn how to create an account.

  • An applicant should have a national ID number. 

  • Applicants should have application number for their application for authorization to host an international event.

  • The  application for authorization to host an international event must have been approved.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number and email address.

Required attachments

  • Concept note

Follow these simple steps to request the national flag while participating in and hosting an international sports event.

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Sport" category; click “Requesting for International Flag(s) while Participating and Hosting an International Sport Event

3. Click “Apply” to start an application. 

4. Fill in the "Applicant Details"( national ID, gender, contact details and more).

5. Input the event details as prompted.

6. Upload the concept note in the correct format, then click Next

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

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

  • Once the Ministry of Sports receives and approves your application, you will receive your e-certificate via email or can download it on IremboGov platform. 

  • After your recommendation letter is generated by MINISPORTS, download it and take it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete the flag issuance process.

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