Certificate of Celibacy
This eService allows Rwandans to apply for certificate of celibacy. This certificate is the official document provided by local government authorities that declares that an individual is single; and can be used to apply for services like legal marriage registration, bank loan, insurance, child adoption, to mention a few. This certificate has 3 months validity.
Who can apply?
Citizens of Rwanda
1. Proof (attestation) of celibacy from the cell office (Akagari) in which applicant resides
Note: Some sector offices require this document from the Cell office before you receive the service
Step 1: Apply
i. Online: If you are not registered with Irembo, click the "Sign Up" button above and register using your National ID and the Phone number registered to your ID, OR
ii. Apply via USSD: Dial *909# and follow instructions, OR
iii. Agents: You may also approach an Irembo agent at these locations
Follow steps 2 - 5
2. Payment: Once you complete application, you can directly pay online using a VISA or MasterCard card, OR select another option (Mobile Money on MTN (*182#), Airtel (*182#) or Tigo (*310#) or visit a BK branch or agent close to you).
3. You will receive an SMS and/or email to confirm the application, followed by a payment confirmation
4. When should you go to pick the certificate: Once the Civil Registration Officer receives your application, he/she will review and approve your application and you will receive an SMS notifying you that your application has been approved and is ready for pick up. If you don’t receive an SMS within three working days after submission, please contact or visit the sector office.
5. Picking the Certificate: Appear before the Civil Registration Officer at the Sector office selected, with proof of payment details ready (SMS notification from Irembo or Bank Slip) and supporting documents required for this service (where applicable)