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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 - 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.

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