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The registration certificate is the other name given to the Vehicle Ownership registration card in Kenya. This document is absolutely mandatory in order to put a vehicle in circulation. It can be claimed in case of control of the authorities. If you do not show it, you incur a large fine. Let us learn How to Apply for transfer of vehicle ownership in Absence of previous owner in Kenya
When there is a transfer of motor vehicle ownership in Kenya, the new owner must register his name with it. This situation occurs in particular as a result of:
- A transaction with another person (purchase, sale, exchange or donation)
- The death of the owner of a vehicle
- The donation of a vehicle to an organization
- The sale of a vehicle to a merchant (with or without the purchase of a new vehicle) transfer of vehicle ownership
When transferring ownership of a used vehicle, the total mileage travelled by that vehicle must be declared, except in the case of a moped or motorcycle with a cylinder capacity of 125 cm3 or less.
You need to file a vehicle’s file list its descriptive data (make, model, year, engine capacity, net weight) as well as those relating to its registration (number of former owners and years of acquisition). transfer of vehicle ownership
The file makes it possible to know, in particular, whether the vehicle:
- Has been seriously damaged or rebuilt
- Has been mechanically verified by the Company
- Has been used for commercial purposes (eg as a taxi)
Before renting or buying a used vehicle or getting car insurance in kenya, it is recommended that you request a copy of your file to complete the transaction knowingly. transfer of vehicle ownership
1.Go to the Road Transport offices in Times Tower, Nairobi, Customs House, Mombasa or the District Commissioners office and obtain a form C, or download and fill the form from http://www.kra.go.ke/roadtransport/pdf/TrafficActFormC.pdf
2.Fill in the forms and return them to the Road Transport offices in Times Tower, Nairobi, Customs House, Mombasa or the District Commissioners office, with all the required documents.
1.Copy of valid Insurance Cover.
2.Original Registration Book (log book)
3.A duly filled and signed transfer from “C”.
4.Letters of Administration to be attached
5.Transfers: (a) For individuals.
- copies of : National card (ID) For both buyer and seller
- Pin certificate for both buyer and seller.(
- For companies,
- copies of : Certificate of in corporation.
- Pin certificate for both buyer and seller.
- For business:
- copies of :Certificate of Business Registration
6.Incase of parastatal, EX GKs and Local Authority, letter signed personally by respective permanent Secretaries.
Office Locations & Contacts
Ministry of Transport
Transcom House, Ngong Road
P.O Box 52692-00200
Tel: 020 – 2729200
Fax: 020 2730330
One has to show proof that the owner gave consent of the transfer, through a will.
(i) Not Exceeding …….. 1000cc 1,660/=
1001 ……………….. 1200cc 1,890/=
1201 ……………….. 1500cc 2,065/=
1501 ……………….. 1700cc 2,410/=
1701 ……………….. 2000cc 2,695/=
2001 ……………….. 2500cc 3,845/=
2501 ……………….. 3000cc 5,055/=
3001 ……………….. and above 5,915/=
ii) A trailer less than four wheels 1,030/=
iii) A trailer with four wheels or more 1,890/=
v) Tractor 1,030/=
After the transfer, the new documents are valid until the new owner transfers ownership to another person, or disposes off the vehicle.
Within 3 business days
Can only be done if the owner of the vehicle is deceased.
3.Full names of both previous owner and new owner
Need for the Document
In case the owner of a vehicle dies, one (most often next of kin) can apply for transfer of ownership from the deceased to him/herself