How to drive on the Uber app
Have you got a private hire licence and an eligible vehicle for the Uber app? If not, that's OK—we can help you get started with a personalised Uber Ignition info appointment after you sign up.
Do you have a private hire licence?
In order to drive on the Uber app, you'll need a private hire licence from a council that Uber is licensed by. If you don't have one, that's OK - we'll help you get started with a personalised Ignition info appointment where we offer advice and support after you sign up.
Are you eligible to drive?
To drive with Uber, you must meet a few minimum requirements:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a valid UK driver's licence
PLEASE NOTE: EU driver's licence needs to be converted to UK driver's licence before onboarding
- Provide a driver profile photo
- Must be a forward-facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
- Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit, and in focus. It cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph
- Required years of driving experience will depend on in which city you are based
Do you have a car?
The vehicle you use to drive with Uber should be at least 2008 or newer. Make sure you check with your local Uber city team for other vehicle requirements. If you don't have a car right now, that's OK - we can provide you access to rental and finance options via our Vehicle Solutions programme.
It's easy to get started
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.
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.
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.
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.
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