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Get a private hire licence

Wigan

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Steps to get a private hire licence

Step 1 - Request an Appointment

Request an appointment online and submit your application in person. Bring along your completed application form: t.uber.com/WGN_app

Your application may be delayed if you haven’t completed all forms and brought them to your pre-booked appointment. Once you have requested your appointment, a link to the DBS application form will be sent to you electronically.

You must go to the Wigan Licensing Desk and bring along:

  • Your application form
  • Licence fee
  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Medical certificate
  • Entitlement to work in the UK
  • Documents for your DBS check

Step 2 - Complete Enhanced DBS

Formerly known as a CRB check, this is conducted by Personnel Checks and must be paid for online using the link that will be sent to you. Only after you have paid the fee should you take your completed application and required documents above to the Wigan Licensing Desk.

Your DBS is usually submitted 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment with the Council. If you are a foreign national or a UK national who has lived abroad for a period of three months or more, a Certificate of Good Conduct from a relevant Embassy or Consulate will be required in place of the DBS.

Step 3 - Get Medical Check

You need to complete a Group 2 Medical Check to evidence that 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 for the past two years.

Step 4 - Submit Application

Submit your application in person to Wigan Council. You will need to bring with you the DBS certificate and your completed Medical Form.

Step 5 - Complete Knowledge Test

This test will check your understanding of Wigan’s roads, districts, and places of interest. Book with the Licensing Office during your application appointment.

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