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Kenya - Convert a foreign Driver License to n Driver License by Kenyans247(1): Tue Jan 2020 01:29pm
Procedure
Kenya has phased out manual applications of driving licence and has moved to a digital phase where applications for are done on-line.
Apply Online
Visit the NTSA Website http://www.ntsa.go.ke/ and scroll down to the left hand side of the screen and click on the E-Citizen Link https://ntsa.ecitizen.go.ke/
This will direct you to NTSA’s eCitizen portal which you will have to sign. If you do not have an E-Citizen account you will have to create one.
Once you have logged in, select the National Transport and Safety Authority tab and then click on the make application tab.
Click the (Plus sign) on the driving licence application then click on Conversion of Foreign License application.
Fill in the required details which include:
(a) Equivalent Vehicle classes as on your foreign License
(b) Full names
(c) Residential Address
(d) Telephone Number
(e) Email Address
(f) Postal Address
(g) Driving license country of Issue of foreign License
After reviewing the details and you are satisfied that the information you have given is accurate, then, click submit.
A fee of Ksh 750 is charged for the process. Instructions of payment will be generated automatically and provided online. Modes of payment include Mobile money and debit transfers.
After you have paid and submitted a successful application, you will able to download and print your paid invoice from the payments menu
You will receive a notification on when to visit the NTSA offices, at the Hillpark Building, Upperhill in Nairobi to collect your new driver’s license and complete the application process. You should present the following documents to the NTSA offices.
(a) Original passport and copy
(b) Original foreign driving license and copy
(c) Foreigners certificate
(d) Work Permit/ Dependant pass
(e) two passport Photographs
(f) eCitizen Payment invoice

Required Documents

Original passport and copy
Original foreign driving license and copy
Foreigners certificate
Work Permit/ Dependant pass
two passport Photographs
eCitizen Payment invoice

Office Locations & Contacts

National Transport and Safety Authority- HQ Hill Park Building; Upper Hill
Nairobi Kenya
P.O Box 3602 -00506, Nairobi
Safaricom: 0709 932 000 /Telkom: 020 6632 000
Email: info@ntsa.go.ke , complaints@ntsa.go.ke
Website: National Transport and Safety Authority Website

NTSA Office locations http://www.ntsa.go.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103&Itemid=747

Eligibility

Drivers from all commonwealth Countries who drive on the left side of the road.
Any person holding a license to drive a particular class of motor vehicle by the competent authority of a country other than The Republic of Kenya, may apply for conversion to a Kenyan driving licence to drive the equivalent class of motor vehicle

Fees

Conversion of a foreign Licenses application fees Ksh 750

Validity

The validity of the driving licence will either be for a period of twelve (12) months or three (3) years from the date of issue at the option of the holder
However, your license shall lose its validity if it gets cancelled due to any action that in violation of part VIII of the traffic act in the Kenyan Law.

Documents to Use

Applications are done online.

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Application summary
Visit NTSA website to make the application and fill the conversion of a foreign Licenses application form then pay.
Download your paid invoice from the payments menu
Visit NTSA offices, Hillpark Building, Upperhill in Nairobi with the following complete the applicaition
(a) Original passport and copy
(b) Original foreign driving license and copy
(c) Foreigners certificate
(d) Work Permit/ Dependant pass
(e) two passport Photographs

Required Information

Full names
Residential Address
Telephone Number
Email Address
Postal Address
Driving license country of Issue of foreign License

Need for the Document

The driving license is issued as an authority to allow a person to drive a motor vehicle of any class on a road in Kenya.
No person is be allowed to drive a motor vehicle on road in Kenya unless he is the holder of a valid driving license or a provisional license endorsed in respect of that class of vehicle.
Any person driving a motor vehicle on a road is required by law carry his driving license or provisional license, and on being so required by a police officer, produce it for examination.
The driving licence shows compliance with Kenya traffic laws regarding driving.

Information which might help

Classes of licenses in Kenya
Class: (A) Motor omnibuses
Class: (B) Heavy commercial vehicles
Class: (C) Commercial vehicles exceeding 4000lb Tare weight
Class: (D) Tractors
Class: (E) Motor Cars and Commercial Vehicles not exceeding 4000 lb tare weight
Class: (F) Motorcycles not exceeding fifty cubic centimetres engine capacity;
Class: (G) Motor cycles over 50cc capacity
Class: (H) Invalid Carriages
Class: (I) Special types of motor vehicles for which special authorization is required from the Authority before such vehicles can be registered or used on a road;
Class: (J) Matatus.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

The driving licence can be used as can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

NTSA’s Citizens Service Delivery Charter http://www.ntsa.go.ke/docs/english%20final.pdf

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