How to drive with Uber in the UK
Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Here’s what you need to know if you would like to start driving in London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities in the United Kingdom.
1. Sign up online
Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we’ll get you started.
2. Get a 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 appointment where we offer advice and support after you sign up.
3. Upload your documents
Time for some paperwork. There are a few documents we need to see:
- A valid UK driver's licence. PLEASE NOTE: EU driver's licence needs to be converted to UK driver's licence before onboarding
- Be at least 21 years of age
- 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 licence photo or other printed photograph
Required years of driving experience will vary depending on in which city you are based.
5. Activate your account
If you’ve completed all the above steps, congratulations! You’re ready to activate your account and start making money.
Register for VAT (if applicable)
It usually takes a week to complete the VAT registration process. This page walks you through the basics.
To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor.
Please note that this is applicable only when your turnover from your activities exceeds the VAT registration threshold.
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.