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Uber London Ignition

Steps to get a private hire licence

To drive with Uber, you'll need to have a private hire licence. Here are few steps showing you how our Ignition programme will help you with every step of licencing processes.

Step 1 - Visit ignition centre

Visit our Ignition centre anytime during the opening hours. You'll get FREE personalised help with every step of your TfL private hire licence application.

Step 2 - Check if you have a TfL approved English Language Qualification

To become a private hire driver licensed by TfL, you will need a TfL approved English language qualification. It would be a good idea to check if you have one of these qualifications as you begin to apply for your private hire licence, so you have time to prepare and take an English language test if you do not have a qualification.

Step 3 - Complete Enhanced DBS

We can help you send off for an Enhanced DBS check as part of your application process. Drop in with your passport, driver’s licence and a bank statement (from within 3 months).

Step 4 - Get Medical Check

Call your GP to ask if they can complete the Private Hire Medical Form, check the next availability, cost and inclusion of the eye test.

Step 5 - Submit Private Hire Application

Receive in-person support at our Ignition centre to submit your private hire application to TfL. Drop in with the required documents (Medical, Enhanced DBS, passport, driving licence, NI number and debit/credit card with £310).

Step 6 - Prepare for Topographical Assessment

Once you’ve submitted your private hire driver licence application, you will be invited to sit for a topographical test with TfL. Uber offers preparation sessions so make sure you come along!

Step 7 - Start driving with Uber

Once you’ve received your private hire driver licence, take a look at some vehicle rental options offered by third parties. Make an appointment at our Greenlight Hub to onboard as a new driver partner and get on the road!

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