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The basics

How to drive with Uber in Belgium

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Belgium.

Getting started

If you are 21 or older, have a valid driving license (min 3 years), continue reading to find out how to start driving with Uber.

New to driving

If you don’t have a LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport and you want to become an independent driver, check what you need to do to start using the Uber platform.

  • Time: Depends on the waiting list for the activation appointment
  • Cost: 475-775 EUR

Experienced driver

Are you an experienced driver holding a valid LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport and VAT number for your business? Sign up now and start driving after completing an online training.

  • Time: Depends on the waiting list for the activation appointment
  • Cost: no additional costs if you have necessary permissions and a vehicle

Drive under Fleet Partner

Do you prefer to operate under Uber Fleet Partner instead of becoming an independent operator? Get more information below.

  • Time: Depends on the waiting list for the activation appointment
  • Cost: -

New to driving

If you don't currently have a VAT number and a LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport follow the steps below to obtain the necessary documents.

1. Sign up online to create a driver account.

Complete the onboarding training online.

2. Register your bussines and apply for a VAT number at the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises

Make an appointment at a business counter and obtain your business/company number.

Apply for a VAT number, at the competent business counter via a form.

You can also contact Attentia if you need assistance

Your company needs to enter into a framework rental contract with the Belgian Platform Rider Association ASBL (the “PRA”) in order to be able to use the Uber app in Brussels to provide car rental services with a driver to the members of the PRA (i.e. passengers)

Time needed: 1-3 weeks
Costs: 89.5 EUR

3. Find a vehicle that meets our requirements

Get a commercial car insurance. In order to get your license, you will need to have an insurance that covers paid transportatiion.

Time needed: a few weeks
Costs: 1500-2500 EUR/year

Get a T-L license plate: 35 EUR

4. Get your LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport

Once you have your car, insurance and VAT number, you can ask for your LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport.

Brussels: Brussels Mobility (650/year) - click here

Wallonia: SPF Mobility & Transport (350/year) - click here

Flanders: Gemeente/Townhall (250-350/year) - click here

5. Submit these documents throug the Uber website or app:

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Identity card
  • Driver license with a medical fitness to drive certificate
  • VAT certificate
  • LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport
  • Insurance certificate for paid transportation
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Vehicle inspection certificate
  • Personal Identification documents of you and all owners of the company used to create Uber account
  • Criminal record (Brussels)

Additional documents may be required depending on your licence.

6. Activate your account

Activate your account during an onboarding appointment.

Go online.

Experienced licensed driver

If you already have a car, VAT certificate and a LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport, you can complete the steps below and start driving with Uber.

1. Sign up to create a driver account.

Complete onboarding training online.

2. Submit your documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Identity card
  • Driver license with a medical fitness to drive certificate
  • VAT certificate
  • LVC license or license for individually remunerated passenger transport
  • Insurance certificate for paid transportation
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Vehicle inspection certificate
  • Personal Identification documents of you and all owners of the company used to create Uber account
  • Criminal record (Brussels)

3. Activate your account during an onboarding appointment

Make an activation appointment and go online!

4. Go online.

Drive under Fleet Partner

Fleet Partners are business owners who, once registered as drivers with Uber, can make their fleet available to multiple drivers based on an employment contract.

If you don’t want to be self-employed but still would like to drive with Uber, you should complete the following steps:

1. Sign up to create a driver account.

Make an appointment to attend an activation appointment.

2. Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Identity Card
  • Driver license with a medical fitness to drive certificate
  • Criminal record (Brussels)

3. Connect with one of our Fleet Partners to start driving.

4. Activate your account during one of our activation appointments

Make an activation appointment

5. Go online.

Register for VAT

It usually takes 1 to 3 weeks to complete the VAT registration process. This page walks you through the basics.

To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor.

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