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The basics

How to drive with Uber in Germany

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Most people are eligible to drive with Uber. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in cities like Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt.

Hit the road

1. Sign up online

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we’ll get you started.

2. Upload your documents

Time for some paperwork. There are a few documents we need to see.

For a fleet partner:

  • Vehicle license as well as trade license or commercial register extract

For a driver-partner

  • Passenger transport certificate (depending on the place of business). Learn more.
  • A driver profile photo
    • Must be a forward-facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit, and in focus. It cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph

3. Get a vehicle

For fleet partners:

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets our standards in Germany and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

4. Book an information session

The next step is to come by your local Uber Greenlight Center in cities such as Berlin or Munich. We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

5. Activate your account

If you’ve completed all the above steps, congratulations! You’re ready to activate your account and start making money.

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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