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Operating license

How to apply for a operating license

The Metered Taxi Operating license is a required document and your vehicle will not be able to operate on the Uber Partner App without it.

Documents for Operating License Application

Required documents

  • Certified ID or Company Registration Documents
  • 1 x FORM 1B complete per vehicle
    • Complete For Meter Taxi
    • Passenger Count: 4+1
    • Descriptions of Route details
  • Cost: R 300 per Form 1B
  • 1 x Form 10 completed - Commissioner of Oaths required

Required Documents to uplift Operating License

Required documents

  • Vehicle Roadworthy Certificate
  • License Disk
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Insurance documents
  • Meter and vehicle Certificates
  • Any other documents deemed necessary by PRE


The application process


Complete documentation

Complete all required documentation as mentioned above


Submit Application & Pay

Submit the required documentation to the Department of Transport and Pay R 300 per application.


Upload Receipt onto Profile

Upload the proof of submission documentation onto partner’s profile. Each vehicle must have a an application loaded.

How to uplift your operating license


PRE Hearing

Each applicant makes representations to PRE PRE denies/issue OL with Conditions


Submit Operating License Documents

Submit all necessary Operating license documents to uplift operating license to the PRE


Upload Operating License on Partner Profile

Upload the valid Operating License

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do I need to get my operating license?

    Due to legal requirements all Uber Partners are required to have a valid operating license

  • How long does it take to get my Operating license

    It is estimated that the entire process should take 6-8 weeks.

  • Where can I get applications?

    Applications can be collected at the Uber Greenlight Hub at Father’s House Church.

    Address: 20 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth Central

  • Where do I apply for an Operating License

    Applications have to be submitted to the Department of Transport:

    Eastern Cape Department of Transport - 51 Goven Mbeki Road

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost is R300 per application 1 Vehicle will need 1 Application (2 Vehicles need 2 applications etc. )

  • I have just applied, what now?

    Please upload your “Receipt of Payment” click on the link below and complete the submission to the “Operating License from Department of Transport”. This will be a temporary document and will expire once you upload your actual operating license.

    Upload receipt here

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