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Required vehicle documents

Uploading your documentation

In order to ensure quality and safety on the Uber system, there are a few required documents to register your vehicle on the system. Select your city to find out how to apply for your operating license.

How to load your documents

Operating Card (Double Disk)

How to obtain this document:

  • Visit your nearest roadworthy centre or DEKRA
  • They will give you an extra form that you submit at the licensing department
  • This document is obtainable at any Licensing Department and takes between 1-3 days to receive
  • This document indicates that it is a commercial vehicle used to transport people
  • If you do your roadworthy at DEKRA, they will waive the cost of the inspection.

Looking for your nearest DEKRA test centre? Click here

PRO TIP: The Operator Card will always expire at the end of the month – make sure to key in the correct expiration date.

Vehicle certificate of registration

How to obtain this document

  • This document is obtained when you purchase and register the vehicle in your name.
  • If this is a financed vehicle, the bank may hold the original document (Ask for a copy from the bank)

Tips to load this document

  • The year of first registration as well as the license plate of the vehicle should be visible
  • The vehicle needs to be registered in your applicable province. Any documents provided by other provinces can not be accepted

Vehicle inspection certificate

How to obtain this document

  • Vehicle inspections are performed by your nearest DEKRA test centre
  • The Inspection report must be uploaded within 1 Month of completing your inspection.
  • If your vehicle is newer than 6 months, a vehicle inspection report is not needed. You can upload your vehicle certificate of registration instead.

Find your nearest DEKRA test centre HERE

Tips to upload this document

  • Make sure your vehicle has passed the inspection. Vehicles who has failed the inspection will not be accepted on the Uber platform
  • No written reports will be accepted

Comprehensive cover

Vehicle insurance cover

Insurance requirements:

  • Third party property damage
  • Passenger Liability cover to the value of R5 Million per annum
  • Minimum R50,000 personal accident cover per vehicle passenger

Tips to load your document:

  • The policy should clearly state the vehicle is insured for business use
  • Ensure the policy clearly states the vehicle is *comprehensively insured and the policy number is clear / readable
  • States Insurance Provider Name

UBER has negotiated a highly competitive insurance deal with VUM insurance brokers on behalf of Uber partners.

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