This e-certificate of cohabitation is issued to foreigners legally married to Rwandan citizens living in Rwanda. The marriage ceremony could have happened in Rwanda or anywhere. This allows a foreigner to apply for Rwandan Nationality and other government services. Also, Rwandan citizens can use the certificate to claim services in their spouse's country of origin such as Visa, children's registration, or application for nationality. 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 and the service cost is Rwf 1,500 and our service fee is Rwf 0


  • 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 and passport details for their foreign spouses. 

  • Required attachment is a passport copy for foreigners, and conditional attachments include one of these three: a marriage certificate, a marriage record, or an extract of the marriage certificate. 

  • 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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