what is NTSA smart driving license ? These are new digital driving licenses fitted with a secure computer chip that will store a driver’s data, it will also contain the driver’s KRA PIN, a national ID Number and Blood Group.
HOW THE DIGITAL LICENSE WILL WORK
the new digital driving license is designed like an ATM card, with a microchip loaded with 20 deductable points.
These points are deducted and replenished according to the driver’s driving habits and offences, for example, a minor offence such as overtaking illegally will have one point deducted while drunk driving will lead to 10 points being deducted. One point lost can be regained within a week if the driver does not commit any other road traffic offence.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SMART DIGITAL DRIVING LICENSE
STEP 1 : REGISTRATION AND LOGIN AT TIMS PORTAL
To acquire the digital driving license, you are first required to register on the Transport Information Management System (TIMS portal ) website by National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA)
- Open your browser and direct it to tims.ntsa.go.ke
navigate to portal where you will see two options to login to an available account or create a new one. If you haven’t created an account before, click the register link.
On the new panel that shows up after hitting the register link, choose the “Individual” link. On the input field provided enter the Serial Number on your ID card. Note that it’s the Serial Number that is required and not your ID number
If you have replaced your ID within the last two years you will have to use your old ID Card’s serial number. (In case the system rejects any of your details you are advised to visit NTSA offices)
Add your KRA PIN Number
Add your Mother’s Maiden Name
Add your Occupation and Phone Number
Request a verification code by clicking on the button next to the phone number.
You are now registered on the TIMS platform. Head back to the home page tims.ntsa.go.ke and Sign In
2. STEP 2 : PAYMENT FOR DIGITAL DRIVING LICENSE
Once you have changed your password, click on the “driving license” menu and select “Apply for smart DL”.You will be charged KES 3,050 and once you have completed the payment and it is processed, you will book an appointment with the NTSA
STE3 : Book Appointment to finish processing smart driving license
Once your payment is processed you will be required to book an appointment with NTSA office in your county. In Nairobi, NTSA officers are located at Upper Hill.
At the NTSA offices, your details will be confirmed, a passport photo of you and your fingerprints be captured
After you have registered, your digital driving license will be ready for collection in 5 working days or more