This service allows landowners to transfer the rights of 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 service is free of charge if you choose a Public Notary to process your application.
NOTE: When you choose a Private Notary to process the application, you will pay Rwf 6,500 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.
Attachment(s) include land documents of the parcel.
Applicants should have a valid phone number and email address.
Follow these simple steps to apply for a voluntary sale:
Visit www.irembo.gov.rw and click on Log In to start applying for this service.
Under Land, click on Title Transfer.
Select the service you want, “Voluntary Sale,” and click on Apply.
Fill in the Applicant Details (for the seller). The applicant’s details are displayed on the right side of the page.
Enter the Parcel Details and Buyer Details. Those details are displayed on the right side of the page. 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: Filling in the email address is mandatory.
Attach all the required documents in the right format and size.
Click on Next to proceed.
Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and email address, check the verification box, and click Submit.
NOTE: 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 for further processing.