How To Apply For A Smart Driving Licence (Smart DL) In Kenya

M.V.P By M.V.P
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To apply for a Smart Driving Licence (Smart DL) in Kenya, you would generally follow these steps:

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  1. Visit the NTSA Website: The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) manages the Smart DL application process. Visit their website to access information and download necessary forms. *Note, all NTSA services are now accessible via eCitizen portal.
  2. Check Requirements: Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for obtaining a driving license in Kenya. Typically, you must be of legal driving age, have completed a recognized driving course, passed the relevant tests, and possess a provisional driving license.
  3. Book for a Test: Schedule a driving test with the NTSA through their online platform or designated offices. You may need to provide details such as your identification documents and previous driving experience.
  4. Take the Driving Test: Attend the scheduled driving test at the designated NTSA testing center. The test evaluates your practical driving skills and knowledge of road safety regulations.
  5. Pass the Test: If you pass the driving test, you will receive a certificate indicating your success.
  6. Complete the Application Form: Obtain an application form either from the NTSA website or their offices. Fill out the form accurately with all required information.
  7. Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary documents such as your national identification card, provisional driving license, test certificate, and any other relevant paperwork.
  8. Submit Your Application: Submit the completed application form along with the required documents to the NTSA office nearest to you. Ensure all documents are in order to avoid delays in processing.
  9. Pay the Fees: Pay the applicable fees for processing your Smart DL application. The fee structure may vary depending on the type of license and other factors.
  10. Wait for Processing: Once you have submitted your application and paid the fees, wait for the NTSA to process your application. This may take some time, so be patient.
  11. Collect Your Smart DL: Once your Smart DL is ready, you will be notified to collect it from the NTSA office where you submitted your application. Make sure to bring along any required identification for verification purposes.
  12. Renewal: Remember to renew your Smart DL before it expires to ensure continuous validity.

It’s essential to stay updated with any changes in the application process or requirements by regularly checking the NTSA website or contacting their offices directly.

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