How To Apply for your NTSA Smart Driving License In Kenya 2022

Smart Driving License

How can I get my Digital Driving License In Kenya?.

Here is an easy step by step guide on how you can be able to apply and aquire your NTSA Smart Driving License.

The new NTSA Digital Driving License which was first established back in 2018 is easily applicable through the NTSA TIMS online website.

This is the new generation Driving License that is set to make everything run even more smoothly compared to the old driving license.

The Smart Driving License contains all your details as a Driver in Kenya such as your Full names, your driving history, vehicles driven, accidents caused, your blood group, your biometrics among other persons information.

Unlike the old driving license, the new smart driving license expires after 3 years of use.

If you want to apply and get your smart driver’s license in Kenya today.

In this article, we have provided a comprehensive guide for you to get a smart driving license.

NTSA Smart Driving License Requirements:

Application Fee of around Ksh.3050

You can use mobile money, MPESA to make your payments through the the M-Pesa Paybill Number: 206206. 

An active TIMS Account.

If you don’t have an NTSA TIMS Account yet, here is how to create your TIMS account first, free and easy.

To create a TIMS account, which can help you do the following;

Logbook Transfer

Motor Vehicle Search

Motor Vehicle Inspection Booking

Renew your Smart Driving License among other important services.

With that said, follow the easy steps below to create a new NTSA TIMS account.

TIMs Account Requirements:

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Before you can create your TIMS account, you will first need the following documents;

An Original National ID Card

Your mother’s first name

Your KRA PIN

Personal Details

An Active Phone Number

Once you are in possession of the above documents/requments, here is how to register a TIMS Account.

Log in to the NTSA Portal

Once logged in, hover over to TIMS and click on it

Enter your National ID’s Serial Number

(NOT your ID Number, the serial number is at the top-left of your ID Card)

Enter Your Mother’s First Name

Enter your KRA PIN

Enter your Phone Number to continue

Chose whether you want to receive NTSA notification (Yes is to accept)

A code will be sent to the mobile number you provided, use the code to verify your phone number

After verifying your number, go ahead and fill out all the required personal information as instructed

You will be issued with a Password, which you will use to log in to your TIMS account

You can always change the password to your preferred secretive password by simply clicking on the ‘forget password’ button and type in your new TIMS Account Password.

That’s it, you now have a NTSA TIMS Account.

Now here is exactly how to apply for a smart driving license.

How To Get a Digital Smart Driving License In Kenya:

Follow the easy steps below to start your NTSA Digital Driving License Online Application Process

  • Log in to your TIMS Account
  • Select the ‘Driving License’ option
  • Choose Apply Smart Driving License
  • You will be required to update your profile
  • After updating your profile, you can go ahead and choose your preferred Collection Center
  • Choose a collection center that is near you and submit
  • The next step is to pay the amount you are required to pay as indicated
  • Choose your preferred Payment Method and make your payments
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If your payment method is MPESA the Paybill Number is 206206

After a successful payment, you will get issued with a payment invoice which you should print out

Select your preferred time and date that you will submit your forms and complete the application process

Remember to only select a time and date that is available and not the ones that are already booked, to avoid any inconvenience

After completing the process, a Booking Page will be displayed on your screen, you should print out the hard copy of the page for further use

For confirmation, you will be required to present/submit the Booking Page and the Payment Invoice (receipt) at the NTSA Offices that you chose.

The last step is to show up at the NTSA Office that you chose, at the time and date that you selected, with the Invoice, Booking Form and a Passport Photo if you have any.

If you don’t have a passport photo, a photo of you will be taken in the office.

Smile and look good, this photo will be used as your permanent photo on your Smart Driving License Card.

Smart DL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

How long will it take to get the Smart Driving License?

The longest time it can take is 30 days. But in general, if there are no issues with your application, expect your smart driving license in less than a month.

Do I really need the new Smart Driving License?

Yes, you do, according to NTSA, all drivers in Kenya should have the smart driving license card by January 2021.

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The old ones will not be accepted from the date indicated, so to avoid any problems, you need the new digital driving license.

That’s how any driver in Kenya can aquire their Smart Digital Driving License through online application on the TIMS website.

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