How to Apply for the New Smart Driving License in Kenya


All licensed drivers in Kenya have until 2022 to ensure that they have obtained the new smart driving license. In case you are thinking of getting yours, here are a few things you need to know before proceeding.

  • You will need to create an account on NTSA’s TIMS portal. Or simply login to your account if you already have one.
  • After creating your account/login in, navigate to the Driving License tab on the top navigation bar.
  • Tap on the blue SMART DL APPOINTMENT button
  • A new tab will be opened and you will be required to input your ID number, phone number and KRA PIN.
  • Your next task will be to select your preferred appointment Center, then date then the time you wish to reserve. Unavailable slots will be marked in red, the blank white spaces are available slots that you can pick.
  • After the reservation is made, print the appointment slip
  • On the day of your appointment, go to the NTSA office you selected
  • Once there, you will be required to log in to your TIMS account for verification purposes with the help of an NTSA agent
  • After your details are verified, you will be required to pay Kes.3,050 through M-PESA for your three-year driving license
  • A passport photo will be taken alongside your biometric data and signature and blood group
  • Your application will be queued and your smart driving license will be ready for collection within three days

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  1. I have paid my smart driving license since. 12/04/2020 till now,I was told to wait for an sms ,I have not seen it I am supposed to report to work my old one got lost

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