NTSA Migrates From Manual to Online Vehicle Registration System

  • The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced an end to the manual transaction of vehicle registrations from January 1, 2017.

    NTSA has shifted from the previous system to a paperless one where registration, transfer of ownership and changing of particulars will now be electronic.

    The authority made the decision following the lapse of a grace period where drivers and car dealers had been instructed to transfer their details and create a profile on the Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS).

    From now onwards, other services to be handled by the system, which was first launched in June 2016, will include duplicate logbook application, online car search, vehicle inspection, reflective number plate application and driving licence issuance.

    The new system was launched in June 2016 but was first piloted with motorcycles before being rolled out to the motor industry.

    According to NTSA, the changes would help quicken delivery of services such as acquiring of logbooks as well as eliminate cartels in the industry.

    Earlier in December, the Authority had given drivers a two-week ultimatum to transfer their details to the electronic system before the end of 2016.

    "NTSA has migrated Motor Vehicle Registration, Motor Vehicle Inspection Booking, Motor Vehicle Transfer of Ownership, Motor Vehicle Record Search, Driver License Record Search, Driving License Issuance, Driver License Renewal and Application for Road Service Licenses to the Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS)," the body had stated.

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