The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) launched a new smart Kenyan driving license. NTSA launched the new generation smart Kenyan driving licenses in April 2018.

The new NTSA smart digital driving licenses look almost like the National ID and contain personal data including your blood group. The license also includes the driver’s biometrics and signature.

Other features of the driving license includes a database, which will contain the driver’s traffic conduct which include traffic offenses. This will go into determining the driver’s behaviour on the road where repeat offenders will be deducted points. It can also lead to a driver having their driving licenses suspended temporarily or a permanent suspension.

To apply for the new licenses you need to do the following.

1. Create an NTSA TIMS account

You will need to create an account on the NTSA TIMS platform. Find how to create one here:

2. Confirm details

You will then need to log in to your NTSA TIMS account with an NTSA agent. They will confirm your personal details including blood type info, and county of residence.

3. Make payment

After step 3 you will then be required to make a payment of Ksh. 3,050 for the new smart Kenyan driving license via Safaricom M-Pesa.

4. Book appointment date

After making the payment, you will then be needed to make an appointment date in the Kenyan County of your choice. You are encouraged to book in advance.

5. Biometrics and signature

You will then required to take a digital picture and they will also take your biometrics and digital signature.

6. Printing

Your license will then printed.

7. Validation

The last step will be license validation and then you are done.