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How to apply for Change of Vehicle Ownership in Kenya

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How to apply for Change of Vehicle Ownership in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 12:48pm
The purchaser and the seller of the vehicle must fill out the Transfer Forms. Do not forget to bring the vehicle registration book when you apply for the procedure.

The forms must be signed by both parties and it must be done at Rates & Taxes office and witnessed by a Rates & Taxes officer.

Pay the transfer fee.

The same procedures will be followed to transfer ownership of a fully paid loaned car or a car given freely to another person.

To effect the change in ownership of a vehicle, the new owner of the vehicle must present the following documents to the licensing officer at the office of initial registration.

The allocation of Plate Number Form i.e. (yellow Form)
Valid vehicle license
Receipt of purchase
Letter of Authority to effect change of ownership
Sworn Affidavit by the new owner
Police Report to support the change of ownership
The CMR Information for change of ownership
Passport Photograph
Change of Ownership Form completed by the owner and endorsed by the Police Officer attached to the Station.
Upon presentation of documents, the application is processed and assessment made for payment.

No motor vehicle or trailer registered under this Act or driven under the authority of a general dealers licence shall be used on a road unless there is fixed thereto in the prescribed manner the prescribed number of identification plates of the prescribed design and colour on which is inscribed the identification mark of the vehicle or of the general dealers licence:

The vehicle must have been registered for at least a period of six month before change of ownership can be effected.

Required Documents
Completed transfer forms
Vehicle registration book

Office Locations & Contacts
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Times Tower, Haile Selassie Avenue

P.O Box 30742 00100, GPO, Nairobi

To be eligible you must be owning a Vehicle in Kenya

The of cost of transferring Vehicle ownership registration really depends on which type of vehicle starting from motorcycle to truck or bulldozer. For salon cars the cost would vary between 12000k 5000k at the time of writing this Procedure.

Change of ownership fee Ksh2,000
Capital Gains Tax Ksh. 500

Valid for as long as the vehicle remain in the names of the new owner.

Documents to Use
Application forms to be used : Application Forms

The owner of the Vehicle has to change ownership of registration with the inspector of Vehicle Offices in Kenya by law.
A Compulsory Third-Party Liability (CTPL) insurance is required before the Government agency will approve of the change of ownership.
This insurance is supposed to compensate the family of any person who will become a casualty of a vehicle accident.
An inspection report which details the specifics of the vehicle and the corresponding emission test done to check the vehicle is in a good condition before it is permitted to be transferred into the names of the new owner.

Required Information
Full name
Date of birth
Valid identity proof
The Customs Value (CIF Value)
The Engine Size
The date of Manufacturing the Car
Duty and VAT receipts
Import entry form (Form 63)
Foreign log book translated into English
Port Release Order
Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
Clean Report of Findings (CRF)
Import Declaration Form (IDF)
Authority to enter goods for home use from the Commissioner of Customs & Excise
Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) if the vehicle is for commercial use.
A temporary Importation Document (Form C44A or C44)
Road manifest or Carnet de Passages in the case of vehicles imported by road
Foreign Vehicle Receipt/License
Personal Identification Certificate Number (PIN) card
Certified copy of national identity card of vehicle owner or valid Passport.
Insurance cover
A dully filled Form A personally signed by the Importer

Need for the Document
Vehicle registration is a requirement by the Government in Kenya . It's purpose is to establish clear ownership and to tax motorist or vehicle owners.

Almost all vehicles bears a unique vehicle identification number, but only registered ones display a vehicle registration plate and carry a vehicle registration certificate.

A motor vehicle may only be driven on public roads in Kenya if it is registered and displays a plate number. The vehicle must comply with regulations and meet road safety requirements and be covered by third party insurance.

Following are procedures on how you can register a purchased vehicle under your name in Kenya.

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