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Get a private hire licence

Newcastle upon Tyne

Learn how to get your private hire licence with ease thorugh 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 an Enhanced DBS

This is a form of background check. You can complete this online yourself - or come to the newcastle Uber office and we can help you.

Step 2 - Get Medical Check

This can be done by a GP or Medical Practitioner. Print the medical form, then book an appointment with a GP or D4 Driver Medicals by calling - 0808 178 0725.

Step 3 - Complete Council Interview

Relevant legislation and licensing conditions are explained. Applicants must confirm they understand all matters discussed. There will also be a verbal knowledge assessment on places in Newcastle. The interview is booked during the application submission.

Step 4 - Complete Safeguarding Course

The course is designed to train you to recognise those who are vulnerable out on the roads and how to best respond. The course is booked during the application submission.