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How to drive with Uber in Romania

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 Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Timisoara, Iasi and Constanta.

Start the process

Sign up online

Do you have an email address and a Smart phone. Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and let's get started.

Get Licensed

Are you over 21 years old and do you have a 2 years old driver licence and a clean criminal record?

If you meet these conditions, you can start driving with Uber. You will need:

-Operator licence (You can have your own SRL or PFA or collaborate with a partner who is an international VAT payer and has the license you can find one here )

-Driving history (released in the last 30 days)

-Criminal Record (released in the last 6 months)

–Professional Driver Certificate

–True Copy for the vehicle

–Sticker for alternative transport

–Insurance for passengers and luggage

Steps to obtain your Driver Certification

1) Take a medical test for obtaining your professional certification 2) Take the courses of an authorized school and prepare for the exam. See list of schools & medical centres we collaborate with per city.

3) In order to enroll for the exam, you need to pay RON 67 at the post office and the fee of RON 41 after the exam, for collecting the driver certificate.

4) Check on ARR website, your exam date

5) You have to go to take the exam but remember that you have to present the following documents for the exam:

  • ID card ( original document)
  • Exam file. Please ask your school when will you be able to pick it up from them - day of the exam or before
  • The receipt for 67 RON

6) After passing the exam you will need to request your certificate at your ARR office (after 4 days of passing the exam) with the following documents:

  • ID card and Driver license (original documents)
  • Exam file + Picture 25/32 mm
  • The receipt for 41 RON ARR releases the Driver Certificate in 2 weeks.

Steps to obtain your true copy for the vehicle

Steps to obtain your true copy for the vehicle 1) Make a new technical inspection for your car with 6 month validity in your ITP certificate. This is a requirement of the alternative transport regulation

2) If you collaborate with a partner, he will need to request the true copy for you. You need to make a contract between the owner of the vehicle you will drive and the partner (types of contract: free lease, rental, or leasing, the most common being the free lease)

3) Car registration certificate and vehicle card

4) The fleet partner takes over the documents and submits the application for obtaining the true copy from ARR

5) The partner will hand over the true copy to the driver after receiving it from ARR

See a list of accepted vehicles below.

Activate your account

If you completed the above steps, congratulations! You are ready to be active and start earning.

Hit the road

Get started

1. Sign up online

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we’ll get you started.

2. Upload your documents

Time for some paperwork. There are a few documents we need to see:

  • Driving license (minimum 2 years)
  • ID card (minimum 21 years old)
  • Professional driving certificate for drivers in rental regime
  • Clean criminal record
  • A driver profile photo
    • Must be a forward-facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit, and in focus. It cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph

3. Get a vehicle

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets our standards in Romania, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

4. Legal entity

You need a legal entity registered for VAT and a company license for alternative transport. You can also register through an independent fleet partner.

5. Activate your account

If you’ve completed all the above steps, congratulations! You’re ready to activate your account and start making money.

How to do your VAT registration

This page walks you through the basics.

To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor.

Start making money with Uber in Romania