In the year 2018, NTSA launched the use of smart driving licenses which saw the exit of the old maroon ones. In the new smart driving license, NTSA introduced new properties like a smart chip, the license number of the driver, and information about the driver’s blood group among others.
However, smart licenses have an expiry period. NTSA issued them for three years after which, motorists will be required to renew them. This article gives you a step-by-step guide on how to renew your smart driving license here in Kenya.
NOTE: You have to have applied for the smart driving license to be able to renew one.
Steps to renew your smart driving license
1. Search for the NTSA website-www.ntsa.go.ke and click on the driving license button.
2. Sign in to the TIMS (Transport Integrated Management System) portal by entering your details. i.e. your identification number and password.
3. Click on the driving license button and select the renewal of the driving license option.
4. It will cost you KES 3050 to renew your smart license after the stipulated three years of expiry. You’ll pay this amount of cash after confirming a variety of personal information.
NOTE: This is according to the National Transport and Safety Authority.
5. Once you’ve completed your transaction successfully you are advised to visit any huduma center of your choice or the NTSA offices to get your biometrics and picture captured and updated.
After you have completed the renewal process, NTSA estimates that you should get your renewed license in five working days. The smart licenses have a feature that’s unique and different from the old infamous license.
It has a system fit in it to motivate discipline among the drivers. The license comes with 100 points that are subtracted every time a license holder commits any traffic crime. It should be noted that upon reaching the available 40 points, the smart driving license can be automatically terminated.