Certification of documents and translations


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


The fee for the certification of a signature is dependent on the purpose of the certification. It will either be 56,43 or 79,57 Euros, payable in cash in RWF.

For certified copies please bring:

  • the original documents,
  • the fee in cash

The current fee for the certification of a photocopy is the RWF equivalent of 23,22 Euros. 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.

Legalization of Rwandan documents

Please find more Information here.

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