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Get a private hire licence


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 - Apply for your Rochdale Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Call the Licensing Team on 01706 924114 “Option 1” to book an appointment.

You will need to bring a completed application form and a completed Statutory Declaration Form (sworn before a Solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths). Alternatively, this can be done with the council for an additional fee of £8.

Please also bring along:

  • Your UK driving licence
  • Passport
  • Proof of National Insurance number
  • 1 colour passport size photograph of yourself taken within the last month
  • Proof of current address (e.g. recent utility bill or bank statement).

Step 2 - Book and Attend a Coaching Session Appointment

This coaching session is to give you guidance on the Area Knowledge Test, Private/Hackney Conditions and Byelaws and Customer Care.
The appointment will be given to you at the time of your application submission.

Following the coaching session, you will be asked to book in for an Area Knowledge Test.

Step 3 - Get Medical Check

You need to complete a Group 2 Medical Check to demonstrate you are medically fit to drive.
This can be completed by your own GP or one who has access to your full medical history and records.

When you hand in the medical form and it has been checked and found to be satisfactory you will be asked to complete a vetting form.

Step 4 - Complete Enhanced DBS

Once the vetting form has been completed, it will be sent off to the Disclosure & Barring Service for checking.
Please note that an 8-12 week delay may occur.

Your DBS will be processed and returned to you. Once received you must contact the office and arrange to produce your DBS to be processed.

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