NTSA introduced smart driving license in Kenya in 2018 with a validity of three years.
The smart licenses are also fitted with a chip, much like ATM cards that hold the drivers’ information and a points system that is used to encourage discipline among motorists. Each card comes with 100 points that are deducted every time the holder commits any traffic offence. Upon reaching the threshold of 40 points, the license can automatically be cancelled.
Many Kenyans who registered the NTSA digital driving license were left with no information on how to go about renewing the new NTSA digital driving license. To renew the new NTSA smart driving license involves applying for the renewal and walking to the NTSA offices physically.
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How to renew smart driving license step by step
- Visit the NTSA TIMS website by clink this link NTSA Citizen Self-service Portal
- Login with your Username/ ID number and enter the password
- Enter a one-time password (OTP) that will be sent to your phone
- Scroll to the menu link “Driving License Renewal” and click
- Pay a total of three thousand and fifty shillings (3050) valid for three years. KSh 3000 for DL and 50 bob convenience fee.
- Confirm the details of your renewal
- Upload a scanned copy of the Driving license and a copy of your ID card
- Make the payment via Mpesa STK Push.
- Upon successfully making the payment, one is then required to visit any preferred Huduma Centre or NTSA offices near them for their biometrics and picture to be taken and updated.
NTSA estimates that one should get their renewed licence within five working days of submitting their application.
You should know that unlike the earlier days, you can’t skip a period without renewing driving license. I mean, once your smart driving license expires, and wait for a period to renew, the, license will backdate to the day the previous expired.