The National Transport and Safety authority (NTSA) introduced a new online platform known as Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS). It is designed to help you easily register and transfer your vehicle.

Other services that TIMS offers include;

  • Car registration
  • Change of particulars
  • Reflective number plate registration
  • Duplicate logbook application
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Online car search using the car registration number or the chassis number.

How to Register for TIMS

In order to use TIMS, you first need to register.

  1. Open the NTSA Web portal.
  2. The buyer and the seller both need to register an account for the transfer of the motor vehicle.
  3. Register your account and key in all your details and follow all the procedures to the end.
  4. Additionally, make sure you click on the subscribe SMS at the top right-hand area of your screen. This helps you receive the security code as well as other notifications.
  5. After registration, you can now log in.
  6. Click on the Login method you will use. You can use your ID number as an individual or the certificate of incorporation for companies. The password follows next.
  7. A security code is then sent your mobile phone via a short message service.
  8. Finally, click on the sign in button.

How to Transfer Your Motor Vehicle Via TIMS

The transfer of ownership of motor vehicles is one of the core functions of TIMS. A process that used to take ages now works at the click of a button.

  1. Click on the vehicle registration button.
  2. Apply for the transfer of ownership.
  3. Click on the create new menu button and key in the vehicle’s registration number that you want to transfer.
  4. Hit the inquire button.
  5. Here you will get the basic information of the vehicle including the information of the previous owner.
  6. Click on view particulars and upload scanned copies of the logbook.
  7. In the new owner’s section, the person selling should pick individual/non-individual/financer followed by the details of the buyer.
  8. Head to the security verification. A code will be sent to your mobile number if you chose the SMS option. Submit the code.
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After this, the buyer will also receive a text indicating the completion of the process. The buyer can either accept or decline the ownership.