How old should I be to obtain a driver’s license
The baseline age to obtain a driver’s license is 18 for Vehicles and 16 for motorcycles.
- Where should I apply for a driver’s license
Driver’s licensing is managed by the National Transport and Safety Authority with principal office in Nairobi, and local offices around the country and in different cities
- Do I need a provisional license to obtain a definitive license
No you don’t need a provisional license, a provisional license in Kenya, is license that you obtained after completing a driving school in order to be able to learn how to drive on the public roadway with a qualified driving instructor or driver. This is optional but recommended.
- What is the difference between a provisional license and an interim license.
An interim license is a license you obtain upon passing the driving test, applying for a driving license and paying the fees. Through the e-Citizen portal you can print the interim license while waiting for the definitive license within 14 days, while a provisional license is a license that you obtain after completing the driving school in order to be able to practice or learn how to driver with a qualified instructor or driver.
- What is a Certificate of Competence
A Certificate of Competence is a document that you obtain upon meeting certain requirements, first upon completing driving course and driving school, second upon passing a driving test at a driving test unit. Though both are called certificate of competence they have different significance and meaning. You need to have a certificate of competency of finishing driving course/school to be able to apply for a provisional license or book a driving test. On the other hand you need a certificate of competence of passing a driving test in order to apply for a driving license in Kenya. Two documents with the same name but different values.
- Where Can I find information about obtaining a driving license
There are multiple resources online, we provide links to different websites that offer free and paid information, practice exams, etc. We recommend to always consult the National Safety and Transport Authority website Handbook for complete body of knowledge regarding road and traffic information. You can also consult Huduma Center for general information on different services for driver licensing
- I just moved in Kenya with a valid driving license, can I use it to drive in Kenya?
There is a good chance that if it is an international driving license you will be able to drive temporarily, same way if it is from a Commonwealth country please contact the National Transportation and Safety Authority for specific information regarding your case.
- Can I transfer my international driver’s license to a US driver’s license without taking a test?
It depends, the best way to find out would be to contact National Transport and Safety Authority.
- Do I need to take a driving course to obtain a driver’s license?
Yes, this is mandatory provide free of charge a manual that you can find here at eDrivingSchool.org. Taking a course is always encouraged in order to become a safe driver on the Kenya public roadways.
- Is eDrivingSchool.org affiliated with Kenya National Transport and Safety Authority?
No, edrivingschool.org is private organization that is not affiliated to any state agency or government. The information we provide are as they are, though we do our best to provide you with the most accurate information, we shall never be liable for the info we provide to you, it is still your responsibility to cross check and use the info we provide with your own caution.
- Where Can I get more information?
You can browse on the web, there are plenty of resources, edrivingschool.org has a whole lot of information that you may take advantage of, feel free to browse here, and take our courses or our partner courses.
- I have more questions, how can I reach you?
If you have more questions, you can reach us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes, please reachout to us via our email: email@example.com
- What else would you like to tell me?
Good luck in your preparation and enjoy your driving.
Reference information on driving license in Kenya
- International Driving License in Kenya: https://internationaldrivingpermit.org/country/kenya/
- Obtaining International Driving License in Kenya: https://www.tuko.co.ke/282937-how-international-driving-licence-kenya.html#282937
- Applying for an Interim Driving License in Kenya: https://www.tuko.co.ke/277303-application-interim-driving-licence-kenya.html#277303
- Obtaining a Driver’s License in Kenya: https://ntsa.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=8
- Wikiprocedure of Obtaining a Driving License in Kenya: https://wikiprocedure.com/index.php/Kenya_-_Apply_for_a_Driver_License
- How to Obtain a Driving License in Kenya: http://www.zakenya.com/transportation/how-to-obtain-a-driving-licence-in-kenya.html
- Checking Validity of a Driving License in Kenya: https://www.technish.co.ke/ecitizen-ntsa/
- Renewal of a Diver’s License in Kenya: https://www.mpesacharges.com/renewal-of-driving-license-in-kenya-via-ecitizen-portal/
- Huduma info Central Kenya: https://www.hudumakenya.go.ke/government-services/life-event/licenses-and-permit