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Number Plates In Kenya - 2 easy ways

How To Apply For The New Digital Number Plates In Kenya – 2 easy ways

This article is about how to apply for the New Digital Number Plates In Kenya. New number plates are placed on all imported vehicles at the point of entry, but owners of already registered vehicles will need to apply for new number plates. These next-generation cards were launched by the Kenyan government on August 30, 2022.

features of the New Digital Number Plates

The fonts and designs on the front and back plates are visually appealing. In addition to being visually appealing, the new license plate includes

  • a QR code,
  • NTSA serial number,
  • Kenyan flag,
  • hologram and
  • microchip: It contains all vehicle information such as ownership, color, year of production, vehicle type, chassis number, etc.

The features will enable the government to improve road safety, reduce vehicle-related crimes and track stolen vehicles.

How To Apply For The New Digital Number Plates In Kenya


  • Visit,
  • Select the registration of the motor vehicle,
  • Log in to your account,
  • Select Require reflective license plates, select your vehicle and click Next,
  • You will be asked to indicate the reason for the request. Select what you need from the new generation plates,
  • Choose your preferred method to receive notifications,
  • Choose the number plate and the format, oblong or square,
  • In PDF format, upload copies of your original registration document and old license plates (front and rear),
  • Select your collection center and enter the ID of the person who will collect it,
  • Pay the fee of Ksh 3,050 and confirm.

2 ways on How To Apply For The New Digital Number Plates In Kenya

Below are the steps to request new number plates:

1. Manual application

  • Obtain an NTSA application form
  • Fill out the form indicating the vehicle data and the type of license plates requested.
  • Send the completed form to the NTSA offices.
  • Make a payment of Ksh 3,000 (motor vehicles) or Ksh 1,500 (motorcycles)

You will receive an SMS notification on when and where to collect them.

2. Apply online via TIMS

  • Access the NTSA website
  • Once registered, click vehicle registration.
  • Select Reflective Plate No. and then click Request Reflective Plate
  • Select your vehicle from the list you have and click “NEXT
  • Select the reason for the request.
  • Choose the reason for your request as “NEW GENERATION PLATE“.
  • Choose the notification method; email or SMS
  • Choose the license plate and format you prefer, i.e. oblong or square.
  • Select the collection center and the ID of the person who will collect the license plates
  • Upload the PDF form of your registration document and original license plates, both rear and front.
  • Confirm the vehicle details and then pay Ksh 3,050 via M-Pesa
  • Once payment is made, you will receive a collection notification within 7 days.

How much does it cost to replace a number plate in NTSA?

Pay Ksh 3,000 for motor vehicles or Ksh 1,500 for motorcycles. Favorite dishes cost Ksh30,000.

How long does it take to process a new number plate in Kenya?

It takes 7 days to get new license plates. NTSA will notify you via text or email when your license plate is ready for collection.

what is the Deadline for new digital number plates in Kenya?

The deadline to request a new digital number plates is April 1, 2024.The number plate registration dates started on October 1, 2022. Drivers who do not change their number plate within the 18-month period will also be fined Ksh 20,000.

NTSA Contacts

NTSA phone numbers: 0709 932 000, 020 6632 000

Headquarters/Location: 316 Upper Hill Chambers, 2nd Ngong Avenue, Nairobi.