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How to apply for the legalization of a power of attorney to transfer property from abroad to be used in Rwanda

This service allows Rwandans living abroad to legalize Power of Attorney for transfer of property ownership. Applicants can legalize Power of attorney to transfer either movable properties or immovable properties in Rwanda. This service is provided by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MINAFFET)

The service fee is USD 15, and the processing time is 3 days.


  • Applicants with or without an account can apply for this service

  • Rwandan applicants must have national IDs, and foreigners must have passport numbers

  • Foreigners residing in Rwanda must have foreign IDs 

  • Refugees must have Refugee IDs 

  • Conditional attachments depend on the type of ligalization document.

Follow these simple steps to apply for this service. 

Step 1: Visit IremboGov platform the legalization service, select “Legalization of Documents.”

Step 2: Under legalization services, select “ legalization of a power of attorney to transfer property.

Step 3: Read the service description and the required attachments and click apply

Step 4: Fill in your information, “ applicant details,” and residence details,” then select the documents to be legalized, the Embassy office, and the name of the foreign legalizing institution.

Step 5: Enter the representative details and the validity of the power of attorney

Step 6: Upload the requested supporting documents and click next.

Step 7: Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and email address, check the verification box, and click Submit. 

Step 8: A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment. Click Pay. 

Step 9:  Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here.

Once the application is approved, the applicants are notified that their e-certificate is ready for download on the IremboGov platform. The user can send the certificate to the institution that requested it. 

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