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Get a private hire licence


Learn how to get your private hire licence with ease through our free Ignition Programme.

To drive with Uber, you'll need to have a private hire licence

Steps to get a private hire licence

Step 1 - Complete Basic Skills Test

The Basic Skills Test will assess your English and Maths skills, and test you on your knowledge about The Highway Code and Private Hire Licensing Law.

Attend your Basic Skills Test at the address provided in the confirmation email.

Step 2 - Complete Enhanced DBS

After you have completed your Basic Skills Test, the council will send a letter in the post with your results.

If you have passed, you will get a date and time to complete your enhanced DBS check.

Council Address: Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Godfrey Road, Newport, South Wales, NP20 4UR

Step 3 - Complete Medical

Book a time with your own GP to complete the medical form provided to you by the council.

Step 4 - Submit Application

Call the council on 01633 656 656 to make an appointment to submit your application.

Attend your appointment and bring the following documents:

  • DBS certificate
  • Completed medical form.

The council will provide you with your licence within 24 hours.

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