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How to Apply for the Land Subdivision

This service allows landowners to apply for subdividing one parcel into smaller ones. After the successful processing of this application, new plot documents for each subsidiary parcel will be provided to replace the previous document. The minimum size of the plot that can be subdivided is 1 hectare. This service is provided by the National Land Authority (NLA).

The processing time is 30 working days and its price is Rwf 10,000. 


  • Applicants should have an Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance. 

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Applicants should have a Rwandan National ID number and passports for foreigners 

  • Rwandans and foreigners should have the land’s Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI)

  • A church/NGO/cooperative/professional association should have a name, a gazette number, an address, and a UPI

  • A company should have a name, a TIN, an address, and a UPI

  • Attachments required include Land documents of the parcel, an Approved deed plan for each parcel to be subdivided, and a Survey report. 

  • Applicant should have both a valid phone number and email address 

Follow these simple steps to apply for a subdivision: 

  1. Click on login to start applying for this service. 

  1. Visit IremboGov and under Land, click on Subdivision. 

  1. Click on Apply.

  1. Fill in the applicant’s details (national ID number) and the details will be retrieved and displayed at the right side of the page.

  1. Enter the parcel details (parcel UPI) & the number of the desired subdivisions. Depending on the number entered, the applicant ticks where they want a fiche cadastral. The price per fiche cadastral is Rwf 5,000. 

  1. Attach all the required documents in the right format and size. 

  2. Click on Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click Submit

  2. A billing number/ID (88….) will be generated for payment.

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, applicants will receive a notification via SMS/Email to confirm the payment. After 30 days, the applicant is advised to go to the sector with the required documents for further processing. 

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