To drive with Uber, you'll need to have a private hire licence
Steps to get a private hire licence
Step 1 - Complete BTEC and Driving Assessment
Start BTEC qualification and book driving assessment with the council.
Step 2 - Complete Medical
This can be completed with your GP. Remember to take along the appropriate form.
Step 3 - Submit Application
Visit the council to submit your documents.
Council address: Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
Step 4 - Complete Knowledge Test
Once you have submitted your application, arrangements will then be made for you to undertake the council’s computer based test of your knowledge of the topography of the city and the responsibilities of a licensed driver.
Step 5 - Complete Enhanced DBS
Once you have passed the Knowledge Test, you will have to complete the enhanced DBS.
When you receive your DBS criminal record disclosure, telephone the licensing office on 023 8083 3002 immediately to make an appointment for your application to be considered.
The time and costs required to obtain a licence vary by council, as shown by the estimates set out above. Please note that the estimated times listed above, whilst generally accurate in our experience, are indicative only and are subject to change depending on current levels of demand. The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region, or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.