NTSA Driving License Renewal Procedure

Today I will share with you the NTSA driving license renewal procedure. In the past, renewing one’s NTSA driving license would require one to take a day off from their regular business to deal with it. Over time, however, the process has been refined to ensure that renewing licenses only takes a few minutes.

To make it even better, one can renew it at the comfort of their office. So how do you go about replacing your driving license online?

How to renew NTSA driving license Online

  1. Step one involves logging in to your eCitizen account. The user’s email address and password will be required.
  2. Select the NTSA tab for driving license renewal.
  3. Submit and then select driving licenses.
  4. There will be two periods to choose from; either six months or one year.
  5. What is the cost of renewing a driving licence? There is a six months renewal cost Ks.600, while a year will cost Ks. 1,400 with Ks.50 convenience fee.
  6. Double-check all the details and that you have input everything required.
  7. Click submit.
  8. Then select the mode of payment to pay for the service. Mobile services like Mpesa are allowed.
  9. If successful, you will be able to print the NTSA driving license slip.

NTSA stands for National Transport and Safety Authority. Its principal mandate is to minimise loss of life through accidents and managing road transport productively.

NTSA put a stop to the manual renewal of driving license back in 2014. Over the past period, Huduma centres and banks were the only rightful places to get a license renewal.

Other services that could be assessed through eCitizen

eCitizen has, however, recently become one of the fastest and most convenient ways to be able to access government services. some of the government services that can be accessed through this account include:

  • Renewal of a driving license.
  • Issuance of certificate of good conduct.
  • Application for a driving license.

NTSA Driving License Issuance Conditions:

  1. One must have past a driving test and be competent to drive that class of motor vehicle.
  2. Must have an international driving license.
  3. One can make a declaration as to whether or not they are suffering from any physical disability or disease that would result in an accident.
  4. A holder of a valid driving license for the class of motor vehicle as granted by a competent authority in Commonwealth countries.
  5. Able to read with glasses a motor vehicle identification plate at 25 meters.

In the past year, NTSA issued a new generation of driving licenses to provide a more comprehensive record regarding its drivers.

Read more on NTSA services

Some of the things included in the NTSA new driving license include:
  • ID number
  • KRA pin
  • Drivers information
  • Record of traffic offences

NTSA has also come up with a mobile application which can be downloaded from google play store for android phones.

The app provides the following services:

  1. Providing the status of one’s driving license.
  2. The status of Motor vehicle.
  3. Providing status of Sacco license.
  4. Finding out the status of the vehicle’s night travel license.
  5. Checking out the licensing status and as well as road service.

Further to this, you can also be able to check whether your driving license is fake or original using the eCitizen website.

How to check if a driving license is original or fake

Apart and away from using the eCitizen account, their other ways that could be used to verify one’s driving license.

The Kenya Revenue Authority website under it’s RTD tab; one can check whether the NTSA license is valid or not. Through this website also, one can renew their driving license.

One can also check the status of their driving license by subscribing to the NTSA service using the shortcode 22430. Then dialling *512# ID No and then clicking okay. The total cost for this service is Ks.6. This is one of the easiest ways to verify a driving license.

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