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Get a private hire licence

Leeds City

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

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

Steps to get a private hire licence

Step 1 - Book Driving Exam

This test checks your driving ability, and is carried out by an approved third-party company on behalf of the council. Although it is not a DVSA test, it is very similar to the standard driving test completed by those getting their driving licence for the first time.

You can book your test with one of the driving schools:

Step 2 - Get Medical Check

This can be done by your GP.

Step 3 - Complete Enhanced DBS

Click on the link below and follow the steps to register for your DBS application.

Password: LeedsDBS1

Guidelines on how to complete can be found at

Step 4 - Submit Private Hire Application

You must book your appointment directly with Leeds City Council to submit your application. You will be allocated a date and time where your must take all your documents.

Step 5 - Complete the English Comprehension, Customer Care & Local Knowledge Test

You will be given an appointment for your basic skills test at your application submission appointment. Book your Knowledge test through the licensing team.

Step 6 - Collect Badge

The licensing team will be in contact with you once your license is ready for collection.

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