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Driver requirements

How to drive with Uber

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn extra cash. Most folks are eligible to drive on the Uber platform—here’s what you need to know.

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Driver requirements

How to drive with Uber

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn extra cash. Most folks are eligible to drive on the Uber platform—here’s what you need to know.

Minimum requirements

Anybody can drive with Uber, although there are a few minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S. (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Required documents

Before hitting the road, share the following documentation:

  • A valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance

Driver screening

After signing up, take a few minutes to start a screening online. It’ll review your driving record and criminal history.

Get driving

It's easy to get started

1

Sign up online

Sign up now with the city you'd like to drive in and the type of licence you have. We'll email you with your next steps.

2

Get a private hire licence

You'll need this to drive with Uber. Book a personalised Ignition info appointment and we'll show you how to get licensed in your city if you don't have one.

3

Get a vehicle

You'll need a vehicle that meets our standards. However if you don't have an eligible car right now, you can still sign up today and we'll connect you to partners for great finance and rental deals.

Requirements

Get a private hire licence in your city

Get a licence with Uber Ignition

Book a personalised Ignition info appointment in your city to get advice, support and learn more about private hire licensing requirements. All you need to do is sign up to get started.

Already have a licence?

If you have a licence, you'll also need a few other documents to drive with Uber. If you don't have a car right now, that's OK - we can provide you access to third party rental and finance options via our Vehicle Solutions programme.

Ready to make money?

The first step is to sign up

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