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Driver requirements

How to drive with Uber

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn extra cash. Most folks are eligible to drive on the Uber platform—here’s what you need to know.

Minimum requirements

Anybody can drive with Uber, although there are a few minimum requirements:

  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid US driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Required documents

Before hitting the road, share the following documentation:

  • A valid US driver’s license
  • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
  • Proof of vehicle insurance if you plan to drive your own car
  • 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

Driver screening

After signing up, you can complete a screening online. It will review your driving record and criminal history.

Hit the road

It's easy to get started

1

Sign up in minutes

Tell us about yourself and your car. Vehicle requirements vary by region, so we’ll show you what’s needed.

2

Share required documents

We’ll need copies of your license, registration, proof of insurance, and some information for a screening. You will also need to provide a vehicle safety inspection. Get more details here.

3

Get the app and go

Once you’re on the platform, simply log in to the app and start earning money.

More information

Washington, DC vehicle requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements above, each city has its own regulations for vehicles. Learn more about DC requirements.

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More ways to earn

Grab your bike, scooter, or car and boost your earnings by making deliveries with Uber. Enjoy a flexible schedule and quick earning potential all while cruising around town.

Rent a car

Need a car? Get one at an affordable rate. Check out options that are available exclusively to Uber partners.

Ready to make money?

The first step is to sign up

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