How to Apply for Change of Person Name in Rwanda


The requirements:

  • Submit a letter requesting changing name and addressed to the Minister of Justice/Attorney General
  • Specify the reasons why you need to change name
  • Submit a criminal record

Click here to send your request

Required Documents

  • Motivation letter addressed to the Minister of Justice/Attorney General
  • Proofs motivating the request
  • Certificate of birth

Click here to upload the documents

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Justice
Tel: +250 252 586398, +250 252 586561
Fax: +250 252 586509
P.O. Box: 160, Kigali-Rwanda
Local Government Contacts
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Anybody not satisfied / happy with his or her names and has justified reasons for that, has the right to change his/her names.


The fee for the change of person of person name in Rwanda is Rwf 600.


It is valid until the time of death

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