How To Repace A Lost Car Logbook In Kenya

How To Repace A Lost Car Logbook In Kenya

Loosing an important document like your car logbook can be a daunting experience. Do not panic yet, here is a breakdown of how to promptly replace the important document.

1.Report the Loss to the Police: Start by reporting the loss of your car logbook to the nearest police station. Obtain a police abstract, which is a document confirming the loss of your logbook. You will need this document for the replacement process.

2.Prepare Required Documents: Gather the necessary documents for the replacement process.
These typically include:

  • Copy of the police abstract- You should get this as well as an OB(Occurrence Book) number. This is so that you have proof of the loss and a way for you to follow the process.
  • A tapelift report from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation(DCI). This is a process that verifies that the details on the vehicle’s registration documents are the same as the actual vehicle. It requires that one shows up with the actual vehicle. The most critical elements are the chassis number, engine number and registration plates.
  • Copy of your national ID card or passport
  • Original and copy of your vehicle's inspection report (if available)
  • Duly filled and signed Application for Duplicate Logbook (Form A). You can access this through logging into your TIMS account, clicking on Vehicle Registration, clicking on Duplicate Registration Certificate, selecting Apply for Duplicate Registration Certificate then filling out the chassis number and registration number of the vehicle to complete the application.
  • Original and copy of your vehicle's registration certificate (if available)

3.Swear an affidavit with a licensed lawyer: This is an oath that the vehicle logbook is missing and you have made all efforts to find it but have failed.

4.Visit the NTSA Office: Visit the nearest National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) office or Huduma Centre. Submit your application form along with the required documents to the designated counter.

5.Pay the Replacement Fee: Pay the prescribed fee for replacing a lost logbook. The fee may vary, so inquire about the current charges at the NTSA office or Huduma Centre. Obtain a receipt as proof of payment.

6.Wait for Processing: After submitting your application and payment, wait for the processing of your request. The NTSA will verify the information and documents provided before issuing a replacement logbook. It should take 14-30 days.

7.Collect the Replacement Logbook: Once your replacement logbook is ready, you will be notified to collect it from the NTSA office or Huduma Centre where you submitted your application. Bring along your original national ID card or passport for identification purposes.

8.Update Insurance and Other Records: After receiving the replacement logbook, inform your insurance company and any other relevant parties about the change. Update your vehicle's records accordingly to reflect the new logbook details.

By following these steps and providing the required documents, you can successfully replace a lost car logbook in Kenya. It's essential to report the loss promptly and ensure that all documentation is accurate and complete to expedite the replacement process.

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