Legalization of Documents

The consular card is a prerequisite for all applicants. If you don’t have one, before you proceed to the next step, please submit your application by filling this form (Click here). Once approved, your consular card will be delivered to you in the same envelope as the document you are applying for.

Property and land sale and/or management

  • Requirements for legalization of Power of Attorney (POA)/Procuration:
    • Seal from local notary on your POA document
    • Photocopy of applicant government issued ID
    • Photocopy of representative government issued ID
    • Photocopy of official land titles of property and/or assets
    • Application letter addressed to the Ambassador requesting for the Embassy notary. Please include the following in the letter: 
    • Applicant physical address in the U.S. and contact information
    • Names of their representative
    • Location of the property in Rwanda (village, cell, sector, district, and Province)
    • Money order or Cashier’s check of 30USD payable to the Embassy of Rwanda (this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable) 
    • Self-addressed, traceable return envelope. These can be found at any of your nearest post services office

    Submission of an incomplete application; in short of one or more of the above requirements will be returned. Property related POA might take up to 45 working days.

General Documents 

  • Seal from local notary on your Power of Attorney document.
  • Application letter addressed to the Ambassador requesting for the Embassy notary. (Please include a physical address in the U.S. and contact information in the letter)
  • Supporting documents:
    • Photocopy of government issued ID and proof of residency in the US (Visa, Green card, citizenship)
    • Photocopy of applicant government issued ID
    • Photocopy of representative government issued ID
  • For Bank account related POA, please provide complete form you get from your bank (if opening a new bank account), or Bank account number in POA document.
  • Money order or Cashier’s check of 30USD payable to the Embassy of Rwanda (this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable)
  • Self-addressed, traceablereturn envelope. These can be found at any of your nearest post services officeSubmission of an incomplete  application; in short of one or more of the above requirements will be returned. Complete applications take 4 to 5 business days to process.

Note: Return envelopes with no tracking numbers will not be accepted