How to get new NTSA driving licence in Kenya

The payment for the mega-deal that you finished last week now reflects on your bank account. Now you cannot just keep calm, and the only thing that’s on your thought is buying your fantasy car, but wait, do you have the new NTSA new driving licence? You’ve apparently never thought of applying for the DL because you have been enduring paycheck-to-paycheck. Here is the simple process you should follow to get the required certification.

Getting the new NTSA license is straightforward as you will soon find out below. Additionally, you will read about the specific requirements to satisfy before the issuing officer grants you the certificate. What if you misplace your driving license and need to renew and get the new generation driving license? Follow along for the steps as well.

How do I apply for a smart card driving licence?

When applying for this new card, the process might be cloudy. However, that is not the case especially if you put the entire process into perspective. Here are the simple steps to follow.

  • Enrol in a recognised school
  • Apply for a provisional DL via your eCitizen account
  • Book for a competency test
  • Get the new driving license by the NTSA

Each step has its particular requirements highlighted below.

NTSA new driving licence requirements

Getting a driving license is easy provided that you meet the following conditions.

  • At least sixteen years for motorcycles
  • At least eighteen years for a personal vehicles
  • At least twenty four years with four years of experience for matatus and omnibuses
  • Pass the competency test drive
  • Not suffering from a disease or physical disability that can hinder you when on the steering wheel
  • Can read a vehicle identification plate from a distance of twenty-five metres
  • Can read and write in English and Swahili
  • Has no record of traffic offences
  • Has no criminal record
  • Has the police clearance certificate

This NTSA new driving licence application process only requires your physical presence when taking your lessons at your school of choice when taking the competency test. The other steps like applying and making payments are possible from the comfort of your home.

Here is the process.

  1. Create or log into your eCitizen account
  2. Choose the National Transport and Safety Authority option
  3. Click on Make Application
  4. Choose Driving Licenses
  5. Click on Provisional Driving License
  6. On the next page, fill in your details and the details of your training school
  7. Pay Kshs. 650 and print your Provisional DL

Follow the same process if you have the old DL and you want to get the new one.

How do I renew my NTSA driving licence?

For the renewal of a driving permit, you do not have to visit any office to get a new DL. The renewal only needs a few clicks, and you will be done.

  1. Log into your eCitizen account
  2. Choose the National Transport and Safety Authority option
  3. Click on Make Application
  4. Choose Driving Licenses
  5. Choose the one-year or three-year license renewal option
  6. Pay Ksh 1,450 and you will be good to go.

The online processes take just a few minutes to complete. Nevertheless, the NTSA driving licence checker can still be your friend if you want to keep track of your first-time application or if you want to check the validity of a DL.

Hit the road

Despite of whether you are a first-time driver or an experienced one, you are required to get the NTSA new driving licence. The excellent story about this development is that the process is accessible and straightforward. Given you have completed your training with a legitimate school, you can book for a competency examination, and apply for a DL right from the convenience of your home.


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