Annual Motor Vehicle inspection is a mandatory process for all motor vehicle owners in Kenya. To carry out your yearly Motor Vehicle inspection, you need to make an online booking first. It will cost you Ksh.1750 to book for annual vehicle inspection.
Before you go for Booking of Motor Vehicle Inspection, the following are needed;
- The NTSA payment invoice. You are required to present an original copy of the payment invoice as a proof of payment made for motor vehicle inspection.
- The vehicle to be inspected. For a successful inspection to be carried out, you need to present your motor vehicle to be checked.
- Present yourself for inspection to proceed. The inspection is usually contacted in your presence.
How to book for NTSA Vehicle Inspection
You need to have an active NTSA TIMS account to carry out the process. If you do not have one, you need to create one. Your NTSA TIMS account will list all the vehicles registered under your name. It’s from here that you can choose the vehicle to be inspected.If you have a problem creating a TIMS account solution here
How to create NTSA TIMS Account
- You need to click the register account link, which will directed to the e-Register an account page
- Sign up as a personal user under the individual category
- Key in your Pin Number
- Provide the details of your mother’s maiden name(Use her first name or second name)
- Key in your Phone Number and profession
- Proceed to click on the button which is next to mobile number to get verification code
- Key in the code which you have been given in the verification tab in order to finish the process of verification
Annual Motor Inspection Booking Process
- To start, log in to your Transport Integrated Management systems (TIMS) portal to gain access to the inspection services.
- Navigate to the vehicle inspection tab in the menu . If you are a new car owner or do not have any registered under your name, there will be no list in your page. So, you can click on “New Car booking” and then fill in your car’s customs entry number.
- Click “Annual Booking” tool just below “New Car Booking”.
- Enter your vehicle registration number. For those who have had their car inspected before, KRA lists the vehicles under your name in the portal.
- Choose the car you wish to be inspected.
- Choose your preferred payment method.
- Make payments through your preferred money transfer service. TIMS accept payments made via Airtel Money, Mpesa Transfer, Credit/Debit/Cash, or KCB bank.
- Click on the complete button.
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The site will process and confirm the payment. A receipt will be processed which you need to download print.
Now, go back and complete the inspection booking process.
- Click on the ‘Booking Tab‘
- Select the nearest or your preferred inspection centre convenient for your booking.
- Pick on the time best for you depending on your schedule.The system will indicate the available free time on the database. All slots that are in green are free while red slots indicates dates and time are already booked.
- Click on “submit”. You will go back to the vehicle inspection page. Press “detail” to view all your information.
- Print the generic inspection booking slip for later use.
- Present your vehicle for testing on the date and time you chose on the system. Remember to carry with you the payment invoice and the slip containing booking information.
The NTSA App has the following key features;
- You can have an access to the inspection status of your motor vehicle.
- The App provides you with the status of your driving licence.
- You can also check the status of your SACCO licence.
- The status of the PSV licencing is also provide on the App.
- The App also provides the status of vehicle’s night travel licence.
- You can also report road incidents.
- You can verify application status.
NTSA Inspection Booking Centres in Kenya
Below is a list of inspection centers in Kenya;
- Kisumu inspection center
- Mombasa inspection center
- Kakamega inspection center
- Likoni inspection center
- Nakuru inspection center
- Garissa inspection center
- Embu inspection center
- Nyeri inspection center
- Nyahururu inspection center
- Machakos inspection center
- Meru inspection center
- Thika inspection center
- Voi inspection center
- Kisi inspection center
- Kericho inspection center
- Eldoret inspection center
- Kitale inspection center
- Nairobi area inspection center
- Ruaraka inspection center
At the inspection station you selected, the following items on your vehicle will be tested
SECTION I – UNDERCARRIAGE
- Wheel Bearings/Kingpins and Bushes
- Stub Axle Assemblies
- Steering Mechanism/Power Steering
- Suspensions/Shook Absorbers
- Engine/Exhaust and fuel system
- General Service Brake and Air Pressure System
SECTION II – TYRES AND WHEELS
- Tyre type and size
- Tyre condition road wheels and hubs
- Spare wheel carrier
SECTION III – ELECTRIC AND LIGHTING SYSTEM
- Front and Rear Lamp
- Stop Lamps
- Direction Indicators
- Front/Rear NO. Plates Condition illumination
- Instruments Panel Gauges
- Windscreen Wipers/Washes
- General Electrical System
SECTION IV – CAR AND BODY WORKS/SAFETY BELTS
- Body Color [Checked against specifications in Logbook]
- Condition of seats
- CAB/Body condition specifications
- Doors, Wings, Bonnet, Bumper Bars and Side Mirror
- Windscreen glass and other transparent materials
- Markings eg Name, Address, TW, LC, PSV, Route, Yellow band etc
- Security of mounting Seat belts
- Condition of seat belts
SECTION V – GENERAL ITEMS
- Brake Clutch Acceleration [Inspection in CAB]
- First Aid Kit and Fire extinguisher
- Catalytic Converter
SECTION VI – TEST DRIVE
- Speed governor condition
- Vehicle control and stability on test drive
- Service brake efficiency and balance
- Parking brake condition
- Smoke Emission
- Trailer Coupling?Other Connections