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How to Apply for Title Transfer - Voluntary Sale

This service allows landowners to transfer the rights to their land to a new owner. After the application is submitted successfully, it is sent to the sector or to the private notaries for processing. Note that voluntary sale applications for commercial and industrial use are sent to the district for processing. This service is provided by the National Land Authority (NLA).

The processing time is 7 working days, and the price depends on the number of contract pages. 

NOTE: When you choose a private notary to process the application, you will also pay Rwf 6,000 directly to the notary upon notarization.


  • If the applicant is the seller, they should have an Irembo account or visit the nearest Irembo agent to apply for this service. 

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

  • If the applicant is the buyer, they should visit the nearest Irembo agent with the seller’s ID number to help them apply for the service. The landowner’s ID should correspond to the land’s  Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI).

  • Rwandans should have a national ID number and passport number for foreigners.

  • Applicants should have the land’s UPI corresponding to the seller’s ID number. 

  • 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.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number and email address.

Follow these simple steps to apply for a voluntary sale: 

  1. Visit and click on Log In to start applying for this service. 

  1. Under Land, click on Title Transfer. 

  1. Select the service you want, “Voluntary Sale,” and click on Apply.


  1. Fill in the seller and land parcel information. The details are displayed on the right side of the page. 


  • The land parcel price represents the specific amount by which only the land itself varies in value. 

  • The land parcel price for a development over land is the portion of the total price that accounts for the variations in the value of the development on the property

  • the land sale price encompasses the total amount, reflecting variations in both the land and the development on the land.

  1. Enter the buyer's information and the percentage of the land bought. A church/NGO/cooperative/profession 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.

Note: Both the phone number and email provided must be valid and belong to one of the buyers.

  1. Enter  Parcel Representative, their address and  Notarization Details

  1. Click on Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, check the verification box, and click Submit.

  2. billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment. Click Pay.


  1.  After applying successfully via IremboGov, the applicant receives a notification via SMS/Email to confirm the submission of the application. After 7 days, depending on what the applicant has selected, they are advised to visit the sector land office or the private notary with the required documents, such as the land documents of the parcel and the notarized Memorandum of Association, for further processing.

  2. Once the application is approved, the land e-title document will be downloaded via IremboGov platform, and a certificate will be generated in the same language as the one you used while submitting.

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