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Irembo is an eGovernment portal designed to improve the citizen’s way of life by making government services easier, faster and less costly to access. It enables access to over 49 government services in Rwanda; including land, immigration, national ID and notary services.
The certificate of celibacy or certificate of being single is the official document provided by local government authorities declaring that an individual is single. It and can be used to apply for services such as land registration, legal marriage registration and bank loan to mention a few. The certificate has a 3 months validity.
A marriage certificate is the official document that identifies that a couple is legally married. The certificate can be used as one of the supporting document to apply for land-related services, passport and visa among others. This document has 3 months validity.
Acquisition of private district land (w/o expropriation)
Land can be acquired, and tenure rights obtained (lease contract or ownership certificate), for "Private land" owned by the State, the City of Kigali or the Districts not reserved for public use or nature preservation and available for "individual" tenure (contrary to "Public land").
"Individual land" refers to land held and occupied by citizens and legal entities under some form of private tenure: long-term lease or full ownership. A full ownership certificate is granted to leaseholders who pay 10 years of lease at once and who have made tangible improvements to the land (fences, buildings, etc.).
Rights to land may be transferred between individuals or they may be guaranteed through succession; they may be donated, leased or sold; rights may also be mortgaged according to requirements and procedures provided for by ordinary civil law without prejudice to specific provisions of the organic law.
Final transfer of rights on land like sale, donation or exchange by a representative of the family requires the prior consent of all other members of the family who are joint owners of such rights.
The Kigali City One Stop Center was created by the decision of the cabinet held on 14 April 2010. Its objectives are to; ensure respect of safety standards in the construction sector, develop key areas and review planning, ensure quick service delivery by issuing construction permits for commercial projects in Kigali city and monitoring and advising district land bureaus on efficient service delivery.