TIMS Online vehicle registration and transfer: National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) introduced a new online platform – Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS) where you can register and transfer your motor vehicle. NTSA TIMS was launched earlier this year and had initially been available to car dealers.

Online vehicle registration and transfer using TIMS

For NTSA Vehicle inspection booking, sent your inquiries through the NTSA mobile app available on Google Playstore

Services Found On NTSA TIMS Portal

The following services are currently available on the NTSA web portal the new platform.

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Duplicate Logbook application
  • Car Registration
  • Change of particulars
  • Reflective Number Plate application
  • Transfer of car ownership and
  • Online car search using either the registration number or the chassis number.

Transfer Fees

VEHICLE CAPACITY NTSA PAYMENTS in Ksh
0 – 1000cc 2160.00
1001 – 1200cc 2390.00
1201 – 1500cc 2565.00
1501 – 1700cc 2910.00
1701 – 2000cc 3195.00
2001 – 2500cc 4345.00
2501 – 3000cc 5555.00
3001cc – and above 6415.00
Trailer less than four wheels 1530.00
A trailer with four wheels or more 2390.00
Tractor 1530.00
Motor Cycle / Three Wheeler 1530.00
Discharge 1125.00
Discharge and Transfer of Ownership 625.00

For more NTSA services by click on this link

NTSA TIMS  Account Registration

Follow the following steps o register your details on the Transport Integrated Management System(TIMS).

Both the Buyer and Seller need to register an account on TIMS in order to transfers the Motor Vehicle. Both need to subscribe to the SMS service

If you have an eCitizen account, click on sign in with eCitizen to log in using your eCitizen account otherwise follow the below steps to register.

  • Follow this link to go directly to the NTSA web portal.
  • Click on “Subscribe SMS” menu located at the top right-hand side of your screen so as to receive a security code and other notifications during the Motor vehicle transfer process.
  • Enter your phone number and click the subscribe button followed by the “Proceed to Register an Account” button.
  • Select whether you want to register as a dealer, an individual, financial institution or a company.
  • Under “Register account Menu”, enter your details and follow the prompts provided to complete your registration.
  • Bingo! you can now Sign into your account using the login details provided. I.e ID number for individuals, and username/ or certificate of incorporation for companies
  • Input the verification code sent to your mobile phone via SMS in the fields provided.

The following services are available on the NTSA TIMS portal

  • Online car search
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Car registration
  • Duplicate logbook application
  • Reflective number plate application
  • Transfer of car ownership and
  • Change of particulars

Transfer of Car Ownership

The Seller Procedure – Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

  • Click on the Vehicle Registration button then, “Apply for Transfer of Ownership” to access the Transfer menu.
  • Select the “Create New” button and enter the registration number of the vehicle you want to transfer.
  • Click view to see the particulars of the vehicle and then upload a scanned copy of the logbook.
  • Under “New Vehicle Owner”, select the individual/non-Individual/financier and then enter the Buyer’s detail.
  • For Individuals, enter the National/Alien ID and PIN, while for company/financial institution enter PIN and click on the Add Button.
  • Go to Security Verification, select mobile phone and click “Send verification code”.
  • Enter the Verification code sent to your number and check the “Disclaimer” displayed.

Buyer’s Procedure- Acceptance/Decline of Ownership

Once the Seller submits his/her request, the Buyer will receive an SMS notification to accept the vehicle transferred. The Buyer, therefore, needs to log into his NTSA TIMS account to either Accepts or decline the transfer.

  • Click on the ACCEPT OWNERSHIP button and enter the registration number then click on inquire followed by the view button to see the vehicle’s particulars.
  • Under security verification menu, select the verification mode as mobile and click the send button to the buyer’s phone.
  • Enter the Verification code received in the field provided choose either to accept or decline the transfer
  • If you ACCEPT, proceed to fill out all the details required, the click on the submit button for the information to be sent to NTSA for processing and issuance of a logbook within seven(7) working Days.

NOTE: NTSA will process your logbook in fourteen working days and you need to surrender the old logbook while collecting the new one.

Verification of NTSA documents via SMS

The following NTSA documents can be verified via the NTSA USSD short code 22846

  • Road Service Licence (RSL)
  • Driving License
  • Sacco and PSV Licenses
  • Motor vehicle inspection details

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