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The basics

How to drive with Uber in the Netherlands

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Find out what you need to know to start driving in the Randstad area and Eindhoven.

Getting started

If you are 21 or older, have a valid driving license, and want to operate in the Randstad area or Eindhoven, continue reading to find out how to drive with Uber.

New to driving with a Chauffeurskaart

If you don’t have a Kiwa chauffeurskaart and want to become an independent driver, check what you need to do to start using the Uber platform.

  • Time: 12-14 weeks
  • Cost: ca. EUR 2800

Experienced driver

Are you an experienced driver holding a valid chauffeurskaart and taxi permit? Sign up now and start driving within the next 3 days.

  • Time: 1 - 3 days
  • Cost: no additional costs if you have necessary permissions and a vehicle

Drive under Fleet Partner

Do you prefer to operate under Uber Fleet Partner instead of becoming an independent operator? Get more information below.

  • Time: 6-8 weeks
  • Cost: EUR 800-1000 if you don’t have a Chauffeurskaart

New to driving as a chauffeur

If you don’t currently have a valid chauffeurskaart and taxi permit, you can drive with Uber in about 12-14 weeks. Follow the steps below to quickly obtain the necessary documents.

Keep in mind that you can apply for various documents simultaneously. The whole licensing process should take up to 14 weeks and costs around EUR 2800 if you choose to drive your own car.

Contact us to learn how you can quickly recover your investment.

Week 1

  • Sign up to create a driver account.
  • Register with a driving school to pass the exam and receive your chauffeurskaart.
    • Time needed: 8 weeks
    • Cost: EUR 800-1000
  • Perform VOG check and medical check.

    • Time needed: 4-8 weeks
    • Cost: EUR 80
  • Apply for Kiwa taxi permit.

    • Time needed: up to 12 weeks
    • Cost: EUR 260

Week 2

  • Register with the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Time needed: 1 day
    • Cost: EUR 50

Week 3

  • Choose a vehicle solution and purchase vehicle insurance.
    • Time needed: can take a few weeks
    • Cost: EUR 350-400/month
  • Purchase blue plates for your vehicle and install BCT (computer on board).
    • Time needed: per appointment
    • *Cost: EUR 1000-1500

Please note that if you decide to lease your car, the blue plates and BCT will be included in the lease plan and you don't need to purchase them separately

Weeks 4-9

  • Finalize your driving lessons.

Weeks 10-11

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Chauffeurskaart
  • Taxi permit
  • Vehicle documents including your insurance information
  • Personal identification documents

Week 12

  • Activate your account at one of our Greenlight Hub locations.
  • Go online.

Experienced licensed driver

If you already have a car, a valid chauffeurskaart, and a taxi permit, you can complete the 4 simple steps below and start driving with Uber within just 3 business days.

1. Sign up to create a driver account.

2. Submit your documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Chauffeurskaart
  • Taxi permit
  • Vehicle documents including your car insurance information
  • Personal identification documents

3. Activate your account at one of our Greenlight Hub locations.

4. Go online.

Drive under Fleet Partner

Fleet Partners are business owners who, once registered as drivers with Uber, can make their fleet available to multiple drivers based on an employment contract.

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

1. Sign up to create a driver account.

2. Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Chauffeurskaart
  • Personal identification documents

3. Connect with one of our Fleet Partners to start driving.

4. Activate your account at one of our Greenlight Hub locations.

5. Go online. Please contact us if you need help finding a Fleet Partner.

Register for VAT

It usually takes 5 to 7 days to complete the VAT registration process.

To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor. For example, you can get help from A4U Taxi by visiting the Greenlight Hub in our Amsterdam office.

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