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How to Apply for Motor Vehicle Registration in Kenya
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|How to Apply for Motor Vehicle Registration in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon Jan 2020 10:59am|
The receiving officer receives the application documents at the registration counter and checks them against a checklist to confirm that all are presented. If not the applicant is advised accordingly.
The receiving officer records critical information of the document to a register.
Certificate of clearance is retrieved and attached to the application document.
The documents are examined by an examining officer to ensure they are genuine and the vehicle details are in order.
If satisfied the examining officer recommend approval otherwise the application is rejected.
Documents are passed to approving officer who examines and if satisfied approves for registration by signing and stamping.
Duty and VAT paid receipts.
Import Entry form.
Foreign Registration Book (with its certi?ed English translation if the same is not in English).
Mombasa Port Release or Airways Bill, Bill of Lading.
Import Declaration Form (IDF).
Duplicate valid insurance certi?cate.
Owners National Identity card or Business Registration Certi?cate where a 00
Kenya Revenue Authority PIN card.
Completed application Form (Form A).
Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Revenue Authority
Times tower, Haile selassie Avenue
Postal Address: 48240-00100
Licensed Motor vehicle dealer. Individual motor vehicle owner
Kenya shilling 500 to1000 depending on tare weight.
About 3 to 7 days.
First make sure all the documents are assembled before beginning the procedure. Lack of any documents will lead to rejection of application.
The vehicle should also have been cleared at the Mombasa port by an accredited Clearance agency.
MOTOR VEHICLE PARTICULARS
Type of vehicle motor vehicle/ trailer/ motor cycle
Make of the vehicle
Other vehicle description
Year of manufacture.
Tare weight in kilogramme
Manufactures chasis or frame number
Number of axles
Principal body colour
Is it a new vehicle No Yes
Has the vehicle previously been registered No Yes
Use of the vehicle
Expected normal location of vehicle
Method of propulsion(Petrol, Diesel, Other oil ,Steam)
Name of Institution /Company employed
Need for the Document
Registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers in Kenya are handled by the Registrar of Motor vehicles. This is done in the Road Transport Department which is managed by the Kenya Revenue Authority. Vehicle registration involves adding a vehicles details to the motor vehicle register.
The registration process is handled by the motor vehicle dealer before handing over the vehicle to the customer. A motor car should not be used without number plates and appropriate licenses.
The Registration Book is issued to the car owner later by the Registrar. However, if the motor vehicle is bought on credit, the Registration Book will show joint owners and it will be released to the financier who will retain it until the loan is repaid. The transfer will then be effected to remove joint ownership. The dealer will obtain from the vehicle buyer the necessary information and documents for the motor vehicle registration.
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