NTSA TIMSVIRL:Here Is How To Register Account, Procedure And Activation

Register and activate your NTSA TIMSVIRL account for streamlined access to Kenyan transport services.

Jun 28, 2023 - 12:57
Jun 28, 2023 - 12:58
NTSA TIMSVIRL:Here Is How To Register Account, Procedure And Activation
NTSA TIMSVIRL:Here Is How To Register Account, Procedure And Activation

In the fast-paced world of digitization, the Kenyan National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is still catching up. They have revamped their portal to a more user-friendly interface known as NTSA TIMSVIRL, aiming to streamline services and reduce congestion. This article details the TIMSVIRL account registration and activation process to enable Kenyans to leverage these digital services efficiently.


With a commitment to improving service delivery, NTSA launched the TIMSVIRL portal. This platform enables users to access services on their mobile devices or personal computers without visiting physical offices. Whether you're a new user or an existing account holder, the portal accommodates all, offering streamlined procedures for registration and activation.

Registering a New NTSA TIMSVIRL Account

Step-By-Step Guide to Registration

Accessing the TIMSVIRL Website

Upon opening the site, ensure the username, password, and security code options are available on the right-hand side. If they aren't visible, refreshing the page until they appear should solve the problem.

Choosing Your Account Type

Click on the 'Register Account' option and select the type of registration you wish to pursue. For individual account creation, you can choose between 'Kenya Citizen' or 'Alien (Foreign Resident).'

Providing Personal Details

Enter your national ID as the serial number and click the 'search' button. This step allows the system to retrieve your government-registered data. If your ID serial number isn't found, you may need to visit any Huduma Center or NTSA offices for assistance.

Enter your mother's maiden name and KRA pin in their respective fields. Please note that you should only enter one name at a time. Make sure the spelling is correct.

Account Verification

After the pin confirmation, a new page will open where you'll provide your physical address, email address, and phone number. These will be verified by entering a code sent to your email and phone number separately.

Completion of Registration

After submitting all the required details, await a message on your registered phone number. This message contains your username (usually the ID number) and password. Use these details to log in, enter the code sent to your mobile, and proceed to log in.

Old TIMS NTSA Account Holder's Registration and Activation

As an existing account holder from the old TIMS portal, you don't need to create a new account, as your details have been transferred to the new TIMSVIRL system.

Accessing Your Account

Enter your ID number under the username option. The system will display some information about your account, including part of your phone number.

If the number displayed is accessible, select the 'send code' option for the system to send a verification code to your mobile phone. Enter this one-time verification code, then proceed to change your password. Now, you can log into your account with your new credentials.

Services Offered by NTSA TIMSVIRL

The NTSA TIMSVIRL portal offers a plethora of services, including:

  • Vehicle Registration (New Registration and Re-registration)
  • Motor Vehicle Ownership Transfer
  • Vehicle Inspection (Booking and Payment)
  • Vehicles Records Management
  • Who Can Register on TIMSVIRL
  • The revamped portal accommodates a variety of users, including individuals, dealers, financial institutions, companies, and driving schools.

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With the comprehensive guide provided, NTSA TIMSVIRL account registration and activation should be a breeze. The portal, designed with user-friendliness in mind, bridges the gap between the Kenyan public and the NTSA services, providing an efficient and convenient way to manage transportation-related affairs.

Apart from the smooth registration process, the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal offers various services, including but not limited to vehicle registration, motor vehicle ownership transfer, and vehicle inspection. Its inclusive design ensures it caters to individuals, dealers, financial institutions, companies, and driving schools alike. This creates a more coherent and uniform approach to managing transport-related issues in Kenya.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


NTSA TIMSVIRL is a digital portal launched by Kenya's National Transport and Safety Authority. This portal offers various transport-related services to the public, including vehicle registration, vehicle inspection, and the management of vehicle records.

How do I register for an account on NTSA TIMSVIRL?

To register, visit the NTSA TIMSVIRL website, click 'Register Account,' choose the type of account you want to create and follow the steps. You'll be required to provide personal details such as your national ID number, your mother's maiden name, and KRA pin.

I was an account holder on the old TIMS portal. Do I need to create a new account on NTSA TIMSVIRL?

No, you don't need to create a new account if you were an existing account holder on the old TIMS portal. Your details have been transferred to the new TIMSVIRL system.

I forgot my password for my NTSA TIMSVIRL account. What should I do?

Visit the NTSA TIMSVIRL website, click the Forgot Password link, and follow the prompts. You will be asked to enter your username and verify your identity, after which you can set a new password.

Can I access the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal on any device?

Yes, the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal is accessible on any device with an internet connection, such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Are there any charges for using the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal?

While accessing and registering on the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal is free, some services, such as vehicle registration and inspection, carry a fee. Details of these fees are available on the portal.


This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or an exhaustive guide to using the NTSA TIMSVIRL portal. The information provided is based on the process of the article's publication. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is recommended that users visit the official NTSA TIMSVIRL portal or contact the National Transport and Safety Authority directly. We shall not be liable for any inaccuracies or discrepancies in the information provided.

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Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.