This e-certificate is the official document that confirms the civil status of Rwandan citizens whose spouse is deceased. The application is processed by local Government authorities at the sector level. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). 

The processing time is 1 working day; the Government costs Rwf 1,500 and our service fee is Rwf 300.


  • Applicants need to fill in our form and we will serve as an Irembo agent to process the service for you.

  • Applicants should have a national ID number because this service is not eligible for minors. 

  • Applicants’ civil status should be WIDOW/WIDOWER in the National Identification Agency (NIDA).

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address, or both.

  • NB: You will have to pay yourself through mobile money and you will receive a payment notification. We can also help you and process the payment for you but there will be a 15% processing and transaction fee. We only give you this offer when you are only able to pay with your bank card, we will let you pay through our secure system because we are not allowed to receive your card information.

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