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How to apply for a Blasting Materials import permit

The Ministry of Interior of Rwanda offers this service to individuals and businesses intending to import dynamites for the purpose of mining and quarrying within the country. This service is designed to facilitate the importation of dynamites while ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and laws governing the use and handling of explosives. The service is provided by the Ministry of Interior ( MININTER)

The processing time is 90 Days, and the service is free of charge.


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

  • Groups, companies, schools, and Religious organizations must have their TIN or gazette numbers.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number.

Required attachments( 12)

  • Company registration certificate

  • A detailed description of the types of blasting materials to be imported

  • Proof of Expertise in Handling Explosives

  • Invoices of explosives payments

  • EIA (Environmental impact assessment)

  • A copy of the blasting certificate of the qualified person for handling explosives

  • Report of previous usage of the last imported blasting materials

  • Blasting plan

  • A copy of a contract with a qualified person for handling explosives

  • A document explaining the intended use of the blasting materials

  • Proof of having appropriate equipment for measuring the quake generated by the explosion

  • Safety plan and communication strategy for protecting communities and properties around the mine

Follow these simple steps to apply for a Blasting Materials import permit.

Step 1: Visit the Irembo platform at  and click on the “ Blasting materials” service under “Permits.”

Step 2:Select blasting materials import permit, then click "Apply" to start an application.

Step 3: Enter Applicant Details.

Step 4: Blasting material details( Enter the vendor’s name and select if it the first time importing materials.

Step 5: After clicking “add blasting materials” a new tab will be displayed fill in the information as prompted, click add blasting materials.

Step 6: Provide the location for explosion, site name,explosion date and duration.

Step 6: Attach the supporting documents in the right format, then click Next.


Step 7: Verify that all the information entered is correct, then check the confirmation box and click "Submit.”

Step 8: You will receive an application number ( B2……)  via SMS/email for tracking purposes.

  • Upon submitting your application and supporting documents, you will receive a confirmation SMS and/or email.

  • Once the Ministry of Interior receives and approves your application, you will be notified and you can download your permit on IremboGov.

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