If you have been following NTSA news and its latest development in terms of enforcing the best practices on the road, including strict adherence to motor rules and regulations, then you may be aware that the Transport Authority officially launched the Transport Integrated Management Systems (TIMS) portal to allow the renewal of traditional driving licenses for digital ones.
However, it appears that the portal is down at the moment. We are not sure when the outage started, but reliable sources have reported that the countrywide outage started earlier during the day.
This development implies that the following services will not be available until service is restored: renewal of driving license, car registration and transfer of ownership, change of vehicle particular, duplicate logbook application, reflective number plate application, vehicle inspection and online car search via chassis or registration number.
The same reliable sources have also reported that service will be back online before the day ends, so those who had plans to book an appointment for a digital license or a similar exercise may need to wait until that happens.
In case you are not sure how to go about the license renewal process, we have covered the procedure in a previous story, which, to recap, explains how to apply and book an appointment with NTSA officials via the portal, availability of the service, the new Points system, the use of a digital wallet embedded in the license as well as the consequences of losing points.
NTSA says it has issued more than 50,000 digital driving licenses so far, but expects those numbers to go grow as more people pick the e-document.