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Frequently Asked Questions about Title Transfer - Voluntary Sale

This service allows landowners to transfer the rights to their land to a new owner. After the application is paid 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 following are the most frequently asked questions about Title Transfer—Voluntary Sale; 

  1. How much do I pay for a voluntary sale?

  • If you choose to use the government land notary, the price for this service depends on the number of contract pages.

  • If you choose a private notary, you will pay an additional Rwf 6,000 to the notary upon notarization.

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a voluntary sale?

Yes, the seller should have an IremboGov account to apply for this service or visit the nearest Irembo agents for assistance. The buyer should also visit the nearest Irembo agents with the seller’s ID number that corresponds to the land’s UPI. 

  1. How do I create an Irembo account?

To create an Irembo account, click here

  1. What are the requirements needed to apply for a voluntary sale?

The applicant should have the seller's national ID, the buyer's ID or passport, the original copy of the land document, a valid phone number, and an email address.

  1. What is the processing time to get my new land document?

The processing time is 7 working days.

  1. When does the transfer by voluntary sale billing number expire?

The billing number expires in 30 days.

  1. Can I apply for a new billing number when I have a pending billing number?

No, you will contact the IremboGov support team to cancel the pending billing number.

  1. Can I apply for a new application when I still have a pending application?

No, you will contact the Sector Land Manager (SLM) or the District Land Admin (DLA) for assistance.

  1. Where can I get my land document once the application has been approved?

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

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