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The basics

How to drive with Uber in Norway

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

Getting started

If you are at least 20 years old, have a valid driving license for at least 2 consecutive years, and want to operate in Oslo area, continue reading to find out how to drive with Uber.

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

To be able to use the Uber app as an independent operator, you need to possess the following:

  • A valid taxi vehicle operating license (drosjeløyve), or a tourist coach operating license (turvognsløyve). Please note: a tourist coach operating license will only give you access to the UberXXL product (16 or more passengers). Find more information by clicking here
  • A valid passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel)
  • A vehicle that fulfills the requirements for the operating license you have

If you don't have this today and want to become an independent operator, please press below for the steps to start using the Uber platform.

Time: 2-3 months.
Cost for licensing: 5100 NOK

Experienced driver (I already have all licenses)

Are you an experienced operator holding a valid passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel) and a taxi vehicle operating license (drosjeløyve)? Sign up now and start driving within the next 1-2 days.

Time: 1-2 business days
Cost: -

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

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

Time: up to 1 month
Cost for licensing: up to 1700 NOK

New to the taxi industry

If you don’t currently have a valid passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel) and a taxi vehicle operating license (drosjeløyve), please follow the steps below to obtain the necessary licenses and documents.

Step 1

  • Sign up to create a driver account
  • Download the Uber Driver App

Step 2 - Apply for a passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel).

To apply, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pass theory exam and driving test. Please read more about this requirement at Statens vegvesens website by clicking here
  • You must be aged between 20 and 74, and have a valid driving license for at least 2 consecutive years
  • You must pass a background check by the police.
  • If you are not a Norwegian citizen, you must normally have lived in Norway for four years. This rule does not apply to citizens of EEA countries.
  • You will have to get a medical certificate from a doctor. The medical certificate must not be more than three months old.

Recommended steps:

  • Complete your theory exam and driving test (1100 NOK)
  • Request medical exam at your doctor (600 NOK)
  • Send a complete application to your local police (see link below). Keep in mind that it can take up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. The police will conduct a background check as part of your application.

Time: 1-3 weeks
Licensing cost: 1700 NOK

Step 3 - Apply for an taxi vehicle operating license (drosjeløyve)

To apply, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • An established business in Norway: You need to a have a business address registered in Norway
  • Economy: You need to be able to show a document that provies that you don't have any significant overdue arrears to the public or is in bankruptcy proceedings. This is needed both for the company and the person responsible for the daily operations.
  • Good conduct: You need to include criminal record from the police.

Recommended steps:

  • Register your business with Altinn by clicking here
  • Get a certificate from the Skatteetaten by clicking here
  • Get a certificate from Brønnøysundregistrene by clicking here
  • Get a criminal record by clicking here.
  • Apply through the link below in your respective municipality (Oslo in the link below)

Time: To be confirmed
Licensing cost: 3400 NOK

Step 4 - Register your taxi vehicle

For a vehicle to be used as taxi, it needs to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Registered in the motor vehicle register at Statens vegvesen
  • Must be insured for commerical (taxi) use.
  • Vehicles must be marked with the license number. This must be on both sides of the vehicle (outside) at the side doors and must be in a contrasting color of the vehicle. Minimum size 100 mm.
  • Vehicle must be equipped with a taximeter.
  • License number and kjøreseddel must be visible from the passenger seat.
  • Must go through a yearly EU vehicle inspection

Please find detailed requirements and which models we accept for the different Uber products through the link below.

Step 5

Submit the needed documents through partners.uber.com or in the Uber Driver App:

  • Passenger Carrying Vehicle license (Kjøreseddel)
  • Vehicle Operating license (Løyvedokument)
  • Vehicle insurance document and photos of your vehicle
  • Company registration document and bank account information
  • Personal Identification documents of you and all owners of the company used to create Uber account

Step 6

Submit banking information and Company information including VAT number through partners.uber.com or in the Uber Driver App

Step 7

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

Go online!

Experienced operator with an operating license

If you already have a valid passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel) and a taxi vehicle operating license (drosjeløyve), you can complete the 4 simple steps below and start driving with Uber within just 1-2 business days

Step 1

  • Sign up to create a driver account
  • Download the Uber Driver App.

Step 2

Submit the needed documents through the Uber website or in the Driver App:

  • Passenger Carrying Vehicle license (Kjøreseddel)
  • Vehicle Operating license (drosjeløyve)
  • Vehicle insurance document and photos of your vehicle
  • Company registration document and bank account information
  • Personal Identification documents of you and all owners of the company used to create Uber account

Step 3

Submit banking information and Company information including VAT number into your Partner Profile in the Driver App

Step 4

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

Go online!

Drive under 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:

Step 1

  • Sign up to create a driver account
  • Download the Driver App.

Step 2

Apply for a passenger carrying vehicle license (kjøreseddel)

To apply, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pass theory exam and driving test. Please read more about this requirement at Statens vegvesens website by clicking here
  • You must be aged between 20 and 74, and have a valid driving license for at least 2 consecutive years
  • You must pass a background check by the police.
  • If you are not a Norwegian citizen, you must normally have lived in Norway for four years. This rule does not apply to citizens of EEA countries.
  • You will have to get a medical certificate from a doctor. The medical certificate must not be more than three months old.

Recommended steps:

  • Complete your theory exam and driving test (1,100 NOK)
  • Request medical exam at your doctor (600 NOK)
  • Send a complete application to your local police (see link below). Keep in mind that it can take up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. The police will conduct a background check as part of your application.

Time: 1-3 weeks
Cost: 1700 NOK

Step 3

Submit the needed documents through the Uber website or in the Driver App:

  • Passenger Carrying Vehicle license (Kjøreseddel)
  • Profile photo
  • Driver's license (front and back)

Step 4

Connect with one of our Fleet Partners to be added to their Fleet as a driver.

Step 5

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 1 to 3 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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