NTSA Driving License Checker: Easy Way to Check Your Driving License in 2024

Are you eager to hit the road as a seasoned road warrior or a fresh-faced vehicle enthusiast? Well, one thing that can stand in your road excitement: your driving license validity. Luckily, you can check its originality through the NTSA Driving License Checker faster, easily, and more conveniently than ever before. Here is how to do it:

Check Through NTSA TIMS Account

  • Visit the official NTSA TIMS website at https://tims.ntsa.go.ke.
  • Log in to your TIMS account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one by providing the necessary details.
  • Once logged in, select the “Driving License” option from the dashboard.
  • Enter your driver’s license number and your National ID or Passport number.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • The system will display information about your driving license, including its originality and validity.

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By Visiting an NTSA Office

If you prefer a more personal touch, here’s how you can do it:

  • Locate the nearest NTSA office to your location. You can find a list of NTSA offices on their official website.
  • Prepare your original driver’s license and National ID or Passport.
  • Visit the NTSA office during their working hours.
  • Speak to an NTSA official and request a check of your driving license’s originality.
  • The official will inspect your license and provide you with information about its validity.

Check If Your Driving License Is Original Through the NTSA Mobile App

Here’s how to use the NTSA mobile app:

  • Download and install the NTSA mobile app from your device’s app store.
  • Open the app and log in to your account, or create one if you haven’t already.
  • Once logged in, navigate to the “Verify Driving License” section.
  • Enter your driver’s license number and your National ID or Passport number.
  • Click “Verify,” and the app will provide information about your driver’s license’s originality.

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Check Your Driving License Validity Through SMS

If you prefer a simple and quick method, verifying your driving license’s originality through SMS is an excellent option. Here’s how you can do it:

  • In the message body, type your driver’s license number.
  • Send the SMS to the official NTSA shortcode “22846” for license verification.
  • You will receive a reply SMS containing information about your driving license’s originality and validity.

How to Check if Your NTSA Driving License is Ready by SMS

  1. In the recipient or “To” field, enter the NTSA code. At the time of my last update, the NTSA shortcode for this service was 22846.
  2. In the message body, you must provide specific details to inquire about your driving license. The format typically used was as follows:
  • Type “DL” (which stands for “Driving License”).
  • Add a space.
  • Type your ID or Passport number. For example, if your ID number is 12345678, your message would look like this: DL 12345678
  1. After composing your message, send it to the NTSA shortcode (22846).
  2. Wait for a Response: You should receive a response from NTSA confirming the status of your driving license. If it’s ready for collection, they will provide instructions on where and how to collect it.

How to Renew NTSA Driving License

You don’t need to visit their offices if you need to renew your NTSA driving license. You can do it in the comfort of your home using the following steps:

  • Log in to the eCitizen website
  • Go to the National Transport and Safety Authority section
  • Click the Make Application option
  • Choose driving license
  • Choose either a year or three years renewal option
  • Make a payment of 1,450, and you’ll be done

Frequently asked questions

My driving license shows “Suspended.” What should I do in this case?

If your license status is “Suspended,” legal issues or violations might be associated with your driving. You should contact NTSA or visit their office for further guidance on reinstating your license.

What is a C1 Class Driving Licence in Kenya?

A C1 Class Driving Licence in Kenya is a legal document that authorizes an individual to operate a specific category of motor vehicle. In this case, it permits the holder to drive light trucks and vans with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) exceeding 3,500 kilograms and a maximum of 7500 kilograms.

Is the information provided by the NTSA Driving License Checker always up to date? 

The NTSA strives to keep the information current, but there might be a slight delay in updating the database. It’s essential to double-check with the NTSA directly if you have any doubts about your driving license status.