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Regulations in New Zealand

The New Zealand government requires all driver-partners using the Uber app hold a Passenger Endorsement card and a Certificate of Fitness for their vehicle(s). Here's how you can get the required authorisations as quickly as possible.

P Endorsement

Before hitting the road, you'll need to submit a photo of a valid, current P Endorsement Driver ID card issued by the NZTA. To apply for a P Endorsement you will need to have the following:

P Endorsement Application

You will need to complete a P Endorsement application and submit it to an NZTA agent (AA or VTNZ). You can print a P Endorsement application here or pick one up at a NZTA agent (AA or VTNZ).

Medical Certificate

When you submit your P Endorsement application to an NZTA agent, you will also need to provide a medical certificate completed by a New Zealand registered medical practitioner confirming you are medically fit to drive. This is a requirement to obtain or renew your P Endorsement. To obtain a medical certificate, visit your doctor and ask them complete a NZTA medical certificate (DL9). You will need to bring a copy of your completed medical certificate with you when you submit your P Endorsement application to an NZTA agent (AA or VTNZ).

Right to Work Confirmation

The NZTA may require you to provide proof of your entitlement to work as part of the P Endorsement application process.

International Criminal History Check

As part of the P endorsement application process, if you've lived in any one country (apart from New Zealand) for 12 months since the age of 14 you will need to provide to the NZTA a criminal history check for each country you have lived in. In many cases, Uber can help you in obtaining and submitting this documentation to the NZTA.

Vehicle Certificate of Fitness

A Certificate of Fitness (COF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards for carrying passengers. Approved Agents, like VTNZ, AA and VINZ, are able to issue COFs to compliant vehicles. You will need to provide Uber's TSL #0315707 to an approved Agent when you get a COF for your vehicle.

Some helpful tips about obtaining a COF:

  • If you have a hatchback vehicle or station wagon, you may need to have a means to secure cargo in your boot. Cargo nets are a cost effective solution that can be purchased at auto retailers like SuperCheap Auto and Repco
  • You may need to complete a change of vehicle use form and purchase a child lock safety sticker when you get your COF

Transport Service Licence Card

If you meet the requirements to drive, Uber will provide you with a Transport Service Licence (TSL) card that you will need to display in your vehicle when you are using the Uber App.

Logmate

In order to stay active on the Uber App, you need to download and use the Logmate app to keep a logbook and meet regulatory requirements. Once NZTA has approved your P Endorsement application and you've obtained a Certificate of fitness, you will receive an email from Logmate inviting you to register for an account.

  • Please register with Logmate using the email address you’ve registered with Uber.
  • If you are an active driver partner using the Uber app and you register with Logmate under Uber’s SPSL, you will be entitled to a Logmate subscription for $6.49 per month.
  • Uber will cover the cost of this upfront and then deduct $6.49 from your first payment statement each month where you complete 1 or more uberX trips using the Uber App.

Steps in detail

Applying for a Passenger Endorsement

Before you apply

In order to apply for a P Endorsement, you first need to have a medical assessment.

Medical assessment

You can have your medical assessment done at an Uber Greenlight Hub, located in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. Alternatively, you can visit your own Doctor and bring your medical certificate (DL9) to a Greenlight Hub to get in-person assistance with submitting your application.

Apply for a P Endorsement

Complete a P Endorsement application and submit it to an NZTA agent (AA or VTNZ). You can print a P Endorsement application here or pick one up at a NZTA agent (AA or VTNZ).

The NZTA may require you to provide additional documents, such as proof of your entitlement to work in New Zealand as part of the P Endorsement application process.

Upload to your Uber account

Once you receive your P Endorsement upload an image of it to your Uber account.

Vehicle Licensing

Getting a Certificate of Fitness

Visit an approved agent

A Certificate of Fitness (COF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards for carrying passengers. Go to an approved Agent, like VTNZ, AA and VINZ and provide Uber's TSL (#0315707) to have a COF issued for compliant vehicles.

Some helpful tips about obtaining a COF:

If you have a hatchback vehicle or station wagon, you may need to have a means to secure cargo in your boot. Cargo nets are a cost effective solution that can be purchased at auto retailers like SuperCheap Auto and Repco You may need to complete a change of vehicle use form and purchase a child lock safety sticker when you get your COF

Display your TSL card

If you meet the requirements to drive, Uber will provide you with a Transport Service Licence (TSL) card once your account setup is complete. You will need to display the card in your vehicle when you drive using the Uber App.