Step by step procedure for acquiring new digital number plates

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) launched a new system of number plates – digital plates last year to enhance security features

The new plates, which appear more presentable than the initial ones, thanks to the former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi, have been touted best by majority of motorists.

Acquiring a new plate, however, comes at a fee. NTSA cut the application rate at Ksh.3,050.

Everything is being digitalised including applying for a plate, a process that is online-enabled.

Here are the steps;

-Visit NTSA website and select vehicle registration and apply for reflective plate.

-Select vehicle and click next.

-Select reason i.e new registration plate

-Select notification method, e.g, SMS

-Choose number plate and format (square or oblong)

-Upload in PDF, original logbook and plates (front and rear)

-Select the collection centre and enter ID number of the person to collect the plate.

-Make payment of Ksh.3, 050.

-The finally, collection notification will be sent via SMS.

The new number plates were rolled out to enforce security features such as a hologram, watermark, unique and different serial numbers for rear and front plates and a specially-imprinted national flag.

Plate registration dates commenced on October 1, 2022.

Motorists who fail to change the number plates within the 18 months deadline will also attract a penalty of Ksh.20,000.

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