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  • The Government of Rwanda through RDB wish to inform all citizens, Public and Private organizations that will start to issue ‚ÄúDigital Certificates‚ÄĚ. Digital certificate will be used as a Digital Identity ‚ÄúDigital ID‚ÄĚ on internet when using online services and ‚ÄúDigital Signature‚ÄĚ to sign or confirm electronic transactions or document.

    Digital Certificates will help service providers (i.e. Public sector and Private sector) and Individuals to authenticate and Identify users they are communicating or transacting with through online services, sign electronic transactions or electronic documents and assure security of transmitted electronic message or information on internet.

    RDB wish to inform all citizens, Public and Private organizations planning to use online services such as e-Procurement, IREMBO (Rwanda Online), Smart FMS, Document Management System, e-Tax, e-Customs, Mobile Money, e-Banking and other future online services to apply for a ‚ÄúDigital Certificates‚ÄĚ. The registration and application from 13th June 2016.

    The Application and Registration will start from 13th June 2016, at the following Locations:

    1. TELECOM HOUSE BUILDING on First Floor, locates at KACYIRU GASABO DISTRICT.
    2. Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) on 13th Floor, located in Down Town NYARUGENGE DISTRICT.
    3. MINICOFIN (Only Government Institutions using Smart FMS

    RDB take this opportunity to call upon and encourage citizens, organizations (Public and Privates)
    to champion the use of ‚ÄúDigital Certificates‚ÄĚ, Beside the security, it provides social benefits to
    citizens, public and private enterprise, these are:

    → Raise Staff Productivity and Efficiency
    → Reduce Cost and Time associated with paper based workflow processes (i.e. Transport, Scanning, Printing, etc.‚Ķ)
    → Improve convenience of users and Environment (i.e. paperless office)

    Requirements to get Digital Certificates


    a) Personal Digital Certificate (Citizens)

    1. Filled application form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A copy of applicant Identity Card

    b) Government Organization

    1. Filled application form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A copy of applicant Identity card
    3. Power of attorney sealed and signed by the Head of the institution

    c) Private Organization

    1. Filled application form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A copy of applicant Identity card
    3. A Copy of Business Registration Certificates
    4. Power of autonym sealed and signed by the company manager
    5. Copy of identity card of authorized signatory

    d) Foreign Individual National residing in Rwanda

    1. Filled application form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A Copy of Passport with valid VISA
    3. Copy of resident permit certificate issued by Immigration and Emigration Office

    e) Foreign Individual residing in native country

    1. Filled form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A Copy of Passport notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country

    f) Foreign Organization

    1. Filled application form available at http://govca.rw/eng/service/application.php
    2. A copy of applicant Passport notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country
    3. A Copy of Business Registration Certificates notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country
    4. Power of autonym sealed and signed by the Company Manager
    5. Copy of Passport of authorized signatory and notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country

    For more information on how to get ‚ÄúDigital Certificate‚ÄĚ, please contact RDB on E-Mail: pki@rdb.rw, on Toll Free Line: 4045 or visit: www.govca.rw