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Certification of signatures and copies for use in Germany

By certifying a signature the consular officer confirms that the person indicated in the document was physically present and signed it in front of him or her.


Please book an appointment online for the certification of signatures and photocopies.


For the certification of a signature please bring:

  • your valid passport
  • the document to be signed
  • a proof of address in Rwanda (e.g. utility bill, not bank statements)
  • the fee in cash

Fees:

The fee for the certification of a signature is dependent on the purpose of the certification as well as the value of the matter and can vary between 15 and 250 Euros, payable in RWF.

For certified copies please bring:

  • the original documents,
  • copies of the original document which need to be certified,
  • the fee in cash

The current fee for the certification of a photocopy is the RWF equivalent of 10 Euros.

No fee is charged for pension-related certifications (please bring the letter from the pension authority along).

The German Embassy only accepts cash.

Please note that we do not accept cheques, credit cards or debit Cards.

Translations

The Embassy cannot translate documents.

There are no sworn translators in Rwanda.

You can find a translator in Germany via the Databank of Interpreters and translators of the individual states of the Federal Republic of Germany (in German and English). The Embassy can give no guarantee for the content, quality or cost of translations.

However translations from German into French or English (and vice versa) can be certified if the translations are accurate.

The fees depend on the lines and amount. Currently 0,90 Euro per line (with a minimum fee of 15 Euros). They must be paid in Rwandan Franc in cash (based on the Embassy’s current exchange rate).

Legalization of Rwandan documents

Please find more Information here.

Additional content

For each matter a prior appointment booking is required. Appointments can only be offered for a 4-week period in advance.

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