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FAQs About Title Transfer – Exchange

This service allows landowners to exchange the rights of their land. After the application is paid successfully, it is sent to the Sector Land Manager (SLM) or to the private notaries for processing. This service is provided by the National Land Authority (NLA).

The following are the most frequently asked questions about title transfer by Exchange.

  1. How much do I pay for a Title transfer by  Donation?

  • If you choose to use the government land notary, the price for this service is Rwf 500.

  • If you choose a private Notary you will pay 500 Rwf via IremboGov and an additional Rwf 6,500 to the notary upon notarization.

  1. Do I need an IremboGov account to apply for a transfer by exchange?

Yes, one of the landowners should have the IremboGov account or visit the nearest Irembo agent for assistance.

  1. What are the requirements needed to apply for a transfer by exchange?

The applicant should have the land owner’s ID or passport, the original copy of the land document, the certificate of civil status of the donor, a valid phone number, and an email address.

  1. Can I apply for a transfer by exchange if I lost my original copy?

You should first apply for the land document replacement.

  1. What is the size of attachments allowed to be uploaded on IremboGov?

Land title and other certificates (Format: PDF, Size: 500KB) 

  1. How long does it for my application to be processed?

The processing time is 7 working days.

  1. When does the transfer by exchange billing number expire?

The billing number expires after 30 days.

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

No, you will contact the Sector Land Manager (SLM) or the District Land Admin (DLA) to cancel the pending transaction.

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