Certifications 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. It is a simple form of authenticating a signature.
Certifications of signatures and photocopies of documents are carried out during counter opening hours. An appointment is usually not necessary.
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
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.
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).
Legaliztion of Rwandan documents
Please find more Information here.