Smart Driving License Application Process in Kenya

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Smart Driving License Application Process in Kenya

Obtaining a driving license in Kenya has been made easy by the introduction of the Smart Driving License. The Smart Driving License is a digital license that is aimed at reducing fraud and improving road safety. In this article, I will guide you through the smart driving license application process.

Step by Step Guide

To apply for a Smart Driving License in Kenya, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the TIMS website

To apply for a Smart Driving License in Kenya, you need to visit the Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS) website at On the website, click on the ‘Register an account’ button if you do not have an account already.

Step 2: Log in to your account

You can log in to your account by entering your username and password, and tapping on the “get code” button to receive security on your registered mobile number for verification.

Step 3: Apply for a Smart Driving License

On the dashboard, click on the ‘Driving License’ tab, then select ‘Apply for Smart DL’. Follow the instructions provided to complete the application process.

Step 4: Book an appointment

After completing the application process, you will need to book an appointment for a driving test. Select the preferred driving test center, date, and time for the test. You will be required to pay a fee of Ksh 3,050 for the driving test.


Smart Driving License Features

The Smart Driving License has several features that make it superior to the old driving license. These features include:

  • The digital license can be accessed and verified using a smartphone or computer.
  • Contains biometric data that makes it difficult to forge or duplicate.
  • Has a chip that stores the driver’s personal and driving details.
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