How to Renew your Digital Driving License Online in Kenya

How to Renew your Digital Driving License Online in Kenya

Get The New NTSA Digital Driving License

How to Renew my Driving License Online in Kenya Today

 1. Log into your e-citizen account: Use this link to sign in to your account. Put in your ID number and password. ( Do not forget to tick the “I am not a robot” dialogue box to enter successfully.)

2. Click on the “National Transport and Safety” option: Once you’ve successfully logged in, click “Get Service!” command under the National Transport and Safety Option.

3. Click the “Make Application” tab: And you will be re-directed to a new tab. Under this, click the “driving license tab” scroll to either the “One year driving license renewal” or ” Three year  driving license renewal” , depending on your preference.

4. Click the “Apply Now” tab: And review the information provided and click the “SUBMIT” button.

5. Make the payment via the M-Pesa: The paybill number is provided and you will receive a soft copy document which you can cut out and stick to your driving license.

How to get the new NTSA smart Digital Driving License

Registering on TIMS

Follow the following steps on how to register on TIMS to create an account on the Transport Information Management System (TIMS) website by National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA):

Open your browser and direct it to

On this page you will be presented with three options:

If you are visiting NTSA portal for the first time? Here’s how to register on TIMS

  • Click on the Register an Account link will direct you to the eRegister An Account page. It is from this page that Individuals, Dealers, Agents, Financial Institutions and Companies register on the platform.
  • How to register on NTSA TIMS (Transport Integrated Management System)
  • How to register on NTSA TIMS (Transport Integrated Management System)
  • Click on the Individuals option.
  • You will be prompted to input your ID Serial No. Be careful not to input your ID Number as what is required is the Serial Number. If your 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.
  • Input the code you receive on your phone in the verification tab to complete the verification process.
  • You are now registered on the TIMS platform.
  • Head back to the home page and Sign In.
  • 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
  • At the NTSA offices, your details will be confirmed, a passport photo of you and your finger prints be captured
  • After you have registered, your digital driving license will be ready for collection in 5 working days. (But this is taking longer due to the huge back log they have.)
  • The new generation driving license promises to revolutionize how we approach driving and it is hoped that it will also have a positive effect on driver behavior. This, at least is what the NTSA hopes will happen. Maybe, just maybe this is the silver bullet that will bring sanity to Kenyan roads.
  • It will cost you Kshs 3000 to get the new driving license
  • There will be a cost to you to acquire the new license. The new license will set you back by Kshs 3000. The basis for this figure has not been discussed and is sure to stir some controversy in the coming months, just like the Kshs 50 convenience fee that those who renew their licenses online have been paying (see press-add link).

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