How to submit an equivalence certificate application via Irembo?

Step1: Access the Irembo website.

Step 2: At the top right corner of the Irembo website, choose the language that you would like to use to complete your equivalence application.


Step 3: Scroll down through Irembo services to click on the equivalence application link, named “Application for Equating Foreign Qualifications - General Education” under “Education” as circled below:


Step 4: Then, click on the “Apply” button, on a pop-up window after reading the processing details such as processing timeline, price, and the equivalence certificate provider.


Step 5: Fill out the equivalence application form with the information and relevant documents as requested on the application form. Then, click “Next” to access the following page of your application. Make sure to review these “guidelines for a successful and efficient application process” as you go through your equivalence application.

Note: The “Next” button can only be available after all the necessary fields have been filled out. If you are unable to access the “Next” button, please make sure that you have filled out all the required information correctly.


Step 6: After clicking next, you will be provided with the second page of your equivalence application with summarised information as entered in the application form. Please, take this opportunity to review your information and also confirm that the documents uploaded are correct. If not, you can edit your information by clicking on the pencil icon as circled on the screenshot below. 

For example, if you forget to add a passport copy, click on the pencil icon on the upper right corner to edit the application and you will be able to add the passport copy. Note: this is only possible before submitting the application.


On the same page, you will be asked to provide both your phone number and email address (for Rwandan nationals) or email address only for everyone else, which you will enter after ticking the boxes that are in front of the “Phone Number”/”Email Address” fields as demonstrated below.

Note: Please make sure to provide the correct email address or email you have access to during the equivalence application process, so you can receive notification about your application processing progress.


Lastly, you will need to confirm the integrity of the information you have provided throughout the application and submit it for processing.


Step 7: After submitting your application, ensure that you pay for it right away (before closing the application tab), using any of the means either credit/debit card or Mobile/Airtel Money as described in the screenshot below. Here is an example of email notification you will receive after making payments for your equivalence application successfully.



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