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The basics

How to drive with Uber in Finland

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Most people are eligible to drive with Uber. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Helsinki.

Getting started

If you are 18 years or older, have a valid driving license (category B) issued in Finland or in another EU/EEA country for at least 1 year, and want to operate in the Helsinki area, continue reading to find out how to drive with Uber.

New to the taxi industry (I don't have any licenses today)

If you don't have a valid taxi driving license + taxi operating license and want to drive with Uber, check what you need to do to start using the Uber platform.

  • Time: 4-6 weeks
  • Costs: ca. 400 EUR

Experienced taxi entrepreneur (I already have all the licenses)

Are you an experienced taxi entrepreneur holding a valid taxi driving license and a taxi operating license? Sign up now and start driving within the next 1-2 days.

  • Time: 1-2 business days
  • Cost: -

Drive for a Fleet Partner (I don't want to set up my own business)

Do you not want to get your own vehicle or own taxi operating license? Then you can start to drive for one of the Fleet Partners active on the Uber platform. Get more information below.

If you don't have a taxi driving license (Taksinkuljettajan ajolupa)

  • Time: 2+ weeks
  • Costs: ca 100 EUR + costs for a health check

New to the taxi industry

If you don't currently have a taxi driving license and taxi operating license, you can get these licenses in about 6 weeks. Follow the steps below to quickly obtain the necessary documents. Cost up to approx. 400 EUR.

Keep in mind that when you only apply for a Finnish taxi driving license (Taksikuljettajan ajolupa) the licensing procces will take 2+ weeks and costs around 150 EUR and you are eligible to drive for a Fleet Partner.

Sign up online

Download the Driver App

Sign up to create a driver account.

Get taxi driving license

Time needed: 2 + weeks.

To obtain the taxi driving license follow the following steps:

  1. Schedule a driver's theory test at Ajovarma (45min) You can contact Uber for study materials to prepare for the test.
  2. Conduct medical exam for taxi driving license at your local health care center or private hospital
  3. Fill in the application for the taxi driving license at Ajovarma's office including the medical exam certification
  4. After your application is processed and approved, you'll receive the taxi driving license by mail.

Taxi driving license is valid for 5 years.

  • Cost test: 50 EUR
  • Cost application: 50 EUR (*cost health check depends on where you take it)

Register a company

Time needed: 4-5 bank days

Costs: ca. 60 EUR (or more, depends on company form)

  • Register a company online through YTJ website
  • Get a Finnish business ID (VAT number, official number of your company)
  • Official paper of the company: Company trade register is needed to drive, if not received automatically, purchase online through PRH website

https://www.ytj.fi/en/ https://www.prh.fi/en/index.html

Get Taxi operating license

Time needed: 3+ weeks

Taxi operating license is needed to be able to drive as an independent driver To obtain the taxi operating license you need to first register as an entrepreneur at YTJ and apply for the Taxi operating license via Traficom's website

  • Costs: ca. 105 EUR - valid for 10 years 80 EUR/year to keep

Get a vehicle

If you already have a vehicle that meets the Uber requirements, you need to get a professional taxi insurance, as well as register the vehicle for business use (Luvanvarainen). Vehicle registration changes can be done at most vehicle inspection centers. As of May 1st 2021 it is also obligatory to have an illuminated taxi sign on your vehicle

Submit your documents

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Drivers license
  • Taxi Driving License
  • Taxi Operating License
  • Business Registration Extract
  • Vehicle registration Extract
  • A driver Profile Photo
  • Photos of your vehicle(s)
  • Photo IDs for board members and company owners
  • Banking details documents

Upload your tax details and banking information

If you have your own taxi business and taxi operating license, please remember to also upload your tax details and banking information on your driver profile.

Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

Experienced taxi entrepreneur with a taxi operating license

If you already have a car, a valid taxi driving license and a taxi operating license, you can complete the simple steps below and start driving with Uber withing just a few business days.

Sign up online

Download the Driver App.

Sign up to create a driver account.

Submit your documents

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Drivers license
  • Taxi Drivers License
  • Taxi Operating License
  • Business Registration Extract
  • Vehicle registration Extract
  • A driver Profile Photo
  • Photos of your vehicle(s) including the illuminated taxi sign
  • Photo IDs for board members and company owners
  • Banking details documents

Upload your tax details and banking information

If you have your own taxi business and taxi operating license, please remember to also upload your tax details and banking information on your driver profile.

5. Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

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Drive for Fleet Partner

Fleet Partners are business owners who make their vehicles available to multiple drivers based on an employment contract between the Fleet Partner and the driver.

If you don’t want to be self-employed but still would like to drive with Uber, you should complete the following steps:

Sign up to create a driver account

Get taxi driving license

Time needed: 2 + weeks

To obtain the taxi drivers license follow the following steps:

  1. Schedule a Driver's Theory test at Ajovarma (45min) You can contact Uber for study materials to prepare for the test.
  2. Conduct medical exam for Taxi Driving License at your local health care center or private hospital
  3. Fill in the application for the Taxi Driving License at Ajovarma's office including the medical exam certification
  4. After your application is processes and approved, you'll receive the taxi drivers license by mail.

Taxi drivers license is valid for 5 years.

  • Cost test: 50 EUR
  • Cost application: 50 EUR (* cost health check depends where you take it)

Submit your documents

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Drivers license
  • Taxi Driving License
  • Profile photo

Connect with a Fleet Partner

Connect with one of our Fleet Partners, agree on applicable employment terms and sign an employment agreement with the Fleet Partner to be added to their Fleet as a driver.

Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

Go online

Register for VAT

It usually takes 2 to 6 weeks 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.

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