Procedures and fees to obtain birth certificate (acte de naissance)

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

I would like to ask for the following information under Law no 04/2013 of 08/02/2013 relating to access to information.

I would like to get a birth certificate (acte de naissance not attestation de naissance) but I couldn't get relevant information. How can I get it? Where should I request it and how much is the fee to pay?

Yours faithfully,


Stephen Abbott Pugh left an annotation ()

Dear Patrick,

Thanks to a tweet from Alain Murara, I can tell you that you can now complete the process to obtain a birth certificate in Rwanda via the government's new Irembo online government service portal:

Here is a link to the service page on Irembo with instructions for how much the procedure costs and what documents you need to provide:

Hope that helps!