How to Apply For Number Plate in Kenya Easily Now

Various types of vehicles are now available in Kenya at the Mombasa port, and others are already maneuvering in the country. A vehicle is not allowed on a public road without a number plate. Number plates give identification to a vehicle, making it easy for owners as vehicles do look alike.

This brings us to the question, “ Do you know how to apply for a new number plate in Kenya?” If not then you are in the right place to know as this article will be an eye opener for you. I will also give you other important details that will make it riveting for you.

Guidelines on How to Apply For Number Plate in Kenya

These are the step-by-step procedures that will help you get a new number plate in Kenya today:

  1. Visit the registrar of motor vehicles in Kenya.
  2. Carry a copy of the National ID of the vehicle owner.
  3. Provide a KRA pin certificate to show that you pay taxes in the country.
  4. Show your import entry form (form 63).
  5. Show your duty and VAT receipts.
  6. Present your vehicle inspection report if the vehicle is used for commercial purposes.
  7. The port release order
  8. Foreign logbooks translated into English.
  9. You will need an import declaration form.
  10. Foreign vehicle license.
  11. Fill in the application form for a new number plate.
  12. The vehicle is registered when the registrar accepts your application.
  13. You have now been given new number plates for your car.

How to Apply for a Lost Number Plate

You may also be interested in knowing how to apply for a lost number plate in Kenya, below is the guideline on how to go about this:

  1. Report your case to the nearest police station.
  2. Head to the DCI’s office with the original logbook to obtain a tape lifting report.
  3. Have an affidavit from the commissioner of oaths.
  4. Scan all these documents to have a soft copy.
  5. Log in to the NTSA TIMS Account.
  6. Click the vehicle registration tab.
  7. Select “Apply for a reflective number plate”.
  8. Select the car whose number plate is lost.
  9. Click “Lost number plate.”
  10. Select your preferred plate.
  11. Fill in the details that are needed.
  12. Upload the documents and select the station where you want to pick up the plate.
  13. Payments are made using your preferred method of payment.
  14. A message will be sent to you via SMS when the number plate is ready.

I hope you have seen how easy it is to get a lost number plate back.

Here are some answers to some areas you might be curious about concerning number plates.

How much does it costs to get a number plate in Kenya?

It costs an average of Ksh. 1,000,000 to register for a new number plate in Kenya.

What is the cost of charging a foreign number plate in Kenya?

It costs about Ksh. 250,000 for both plates.

How long does it take to get a number plate in Kenya?

It takes about 10 days to get a number plate in Kenya.


In brief, getting a new number plate or replacing a number plate in Kenya is always simple. However, it might appear complicated if you do not have enough information. I hope this article has been of great help to you. With that being said, you can go ahead and apply for your number plate.

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