How to Book NTSA Vehicle Inspection Online

NTSA vehicle inspections can now be booked online. Technology has made our everyday lives simple. NTSA launched TIMS (Transport Integrated Management System) to help their clients apply for various services online.

In Kenya, all PSVs and commercial vehicles are required to undergo annual inspections. Considering that the vehicle serves people, it’s always to keep them in check to ensure they’re running well and the safety standards of passengers and other road users are guaranteed.

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This article will take you through the NTSA vehicle inspection booking online. Let’s dive in.

Vehicle Inspection Booking

Vehicle inspection bookings happen once a year. Before you begin your inspection booking procedure, ensure you have the following.

  • An NTSA TIMS account
  • The vehicle to be inspected should be on your TIMS account
  • Ksh 1050 for payment.
  • A computer and a printer (to print invoices and receipts)
  • Stable internet

How to Book NTSA Vehicle Inspection Online

If you have all the items, let’s take a look at how you can apply for your vehicle inspection.

  • Launch your browser.
  • Visit the new NTSA TIMS portal.
  • Enter your username (ID number)
  • Enter password
  • Request for OTP
ntsa tims portal login
  • Enter the OTP from NTSA and Log in
  • Go for the second option, which is the vehicle inspection.
select nta vehicle inspection option
  • Click on “Inspections” (the inspection report is accessed when you’re done with the physical inspection exercise)
click on "inspections" section
  • Go for “Payment of Booking inspection.”
payment o inspection booking
  • Inspection type, select annual
select inspection type
  • Click “Next”
  • Your vehicles will be displayed along your KRA pin.
vehicle indentification
  • Select the vehicle you wish to book for an inspection
  • Click “Next”
  • Proceed to payments (Ksh 1,050)
  • Pay using mobile money
  • Click on “Complete” once the payment is complete
  • Proceed to the inspection booking center
inspection type
  • Book the inspection centre of your choice
  • Select the dates
  • Print your receipt and invoice


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What Happens After Inspection Booking

After the vehicle inspection booking, which is done online, the next step is to take your vehicle for inspection. The vehicle is inspected thoroughly to ensure it meets the required standards. However, these are some of the things checked in a vehicle.

  1. Body and Interior (as it appears on the logbook)
  2. Body condition specifications
  3. Bonnet
  4. Brake and Air Pressure System
  5. Car specifics
  6. Catalytic Converter
  7. Chassis and Frame
  8. Condition of seats
  9. Direction Indicators
  10. Drive Test (usually around 200 meters, checks how the vehicle is running)
  11. Electric and Lighting System
  12. Engine and Exhaust
  13. Fire extinguisher
  14. First Aid Kit
  15. Front and Rear Lamp
  16. fuel system
  17. Gearbox/Clutch/Transmissions
  18. General car parts
  19. General Electrical System
  20. Headlamps
  21. Horn
  22. Instruments Panel Gauges
  23. Number Plates condition and illumination
  24. Parking brake condition
  25. Reflectors & Chevrons
  26. Side Mirror
  27. Smoke Emission
  28. Spare wheel carrier
  29. stability of Seat belt mounting
  30. Steering Mechanism/Power Steering
  31. Stop Lamps
  32. Stub Axle Assemblies
  33. Suspensions/Shook Absorbers
  34. The brake, clutch, and acceleration
  35. The Bumper Bars
  36. The car Doors
  37. The Service brake balance and efficiency
  38. The Speed governor’s working condition
  39. The Speedometer
  40. The Wings
  41. Trailer Coupling
  42. Tyre type, condition, and size
  43. Undercarriage
  44. Vehicle control and stability
  45. Wheel Bearings, Bushes, and Kingpins
  46. Wheels
  47. Windscreen Wipers/Washes
  48. Your vehicle’s windscreen

List of NTSA Inspection Centers

The following are the inspection centres where you can take your vehicle to be inspected.

  1. Eldoret inspection center
  2. Embu inspection center
  3. Garissa inspection center
  4. Kakamega inspection center
  5. Kericho inspection center
  6. Kisi inspection center
  7. Kisumu inspection center
  8. Kitale inspection center
  9. Likoni inspection center
  10. Machakos inspection center
  11. Meru inspection center
  12. Mombasa inspection center
  13. Nairobi Area inspection center
  14. Nakuru inspection center
  15. Nyahururu inspection center
  16. Nyeri inspection center
  17. Ruaraka inspection center
  18. Thika inspection center
  19. Voi inspection center


If you encounter any difficulties on the portal or recurring problems, visit the NTSA headquarters or contact them through the following addresses.


National Transport and Safety 316 Upper Hill Chambers, 2nd Ngong Avenue, Nairobi

Postal address

PO Box 3602 -00506,


Email address

General inquiry:


Phone numbers

Safaricom:0709 932 000

Telkom:020 6632 000


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