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The basics

How to drive with Uber in Finland

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 Helsinki.

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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. Book an information session

The next step is to make an appointment to come to our office in Helsinki. We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

3. Get Taxi Drivers License and Taxi Operating License

If you already have both of these licenses, you’re ready to go. If not, book and appointment and we’ll help you through the licensing process.

4. Upload your documents

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

  • Drivers License
  • Taxi Drivers License
  • Taxi Operating License
  • Business Registration Extract
  • Vehicle Registration Extract
  • 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

To drive with Uber, you must also meet these requirements:

  • You must be over 19 years of age
  • You have held a valid Category B driving license for at least one year
  • Provide a driver profile photo
  • You haven't committed any serious traffic violations or other offenses

For a more detailed description of the licensing requirements, please visit Trafi's website.

5. Get a vehicle

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

6. Activate your account

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

Register for VAT

It usually takes 2 to 6 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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Start making money with Uber in Finland