The service allows Rwandans, refugees, and foreigners living in Rwanda to register for legal marriage. Couples register 21 days before they get married. In the absence of any constraints, the marriage is performed, and the sector officials issue a marriage record. This service is provided by the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). 

The processing time for this service is 1 working day; the price is not applicable.  


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

  • The couple must be at least 21 years of age and above to apply for a marriage declaration. 

  • One of the applicants or both should be: 

    • A Rwandan citizen with a Rwandan national ID

    • A legally registered refugee with a Rwandan refugee ID

    • A foreigner with a Rwandan foreign ID

    • NOTE: Couples without Rwandan national ID, Rwandan foreign ID, or Rwandan refugee ID are not eligible for this service. 

  • The couple’s civil statuses should be registered in the National Identification Agency (NIDA) as SINGLE, DIVORCED, or WIDOWED. 

  • The couple should be registered as ALIVE in NIDA.  

  • Required attachments are the couple’s birth certificates. Other conditional attachments depend on the couple’s civil statuses and identification documents.  

  • The place of marriage declaration for the applicant should be the couple’s place of residence or place of domicile. 

  • 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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