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How to do a car search online in Kenya, using NTSA TIMs

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 at 9:45 AM (EAT)

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How to do a car search online in Kenya, using NTSA TIMs

Car search is an integral process of car buying in Kenya. It can be done on the NTSA portal. Other services that can be found online include:

  • License application and renewal.
  • Motor vehicle registration.
  • Motor vehicle inspection booking.
  • Vehicle ownership/logbook transfer.
  • Training curriculum and necessary guidelines for drivers.
  • Reflective number plate application.
  • Application of duplicate logbook.

The online car search will cost you Kshs 550 only but it will provide you with crucial details like:

  • Model or make of the vehicle.
  • Registered chassis number.
  • Registered engine number.
  • Year of manufacture.
  • Caveat.
  • Details of the owner (name and address of the owner).
  • The colour of the vehicle.

How To Do A Vehicle Search Online In Kenya 

  1.  Go to the NTSA TIMSVIRL website
  2. Log in or create an account if you don’t have one.
  3. Click on Online Search and continue to Copy of Vehicle Register Record
  4. You will be redirected to Search Parameters where you will enter the vehicle details; registration number or /
  5. After entering the vehicle registration number without spacing, scroll down and click Enquire.
  6. If available, a copy of the vehicle register record will appear on the ”List of Vehicle(s)” section.
  7. Click Next to pay for the Search. You will then be required to make a payment of Kshs 550 which is the fee charged for a vehicle enquiry.
  8. Choose your preferred payment method. If the payment is by Mpesa Paybill, follow the steps below.Go to Mpesa then select paybill option.
    Enter business number 206206.
    Enter the account number provided after choosing the Paybill option
    Enter the required amount (Kshs 550).
    Enter your Mpesa PIN then send.
  9. Once the payment has been processed, follow the instructions provided on the website to download the requested vehicle registration information.


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