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Driver requirements

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn great money. From a commercial license to a car, Uber can help you every step of the way.

Driver requirements details

Minimum requirements

There are a few minimum requirements to meet before you can sign up to drive with Uber:

  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid US driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Required documents

For your next step, share the following documentation:

  • A valid US driver’s license
  • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
  • Proof of vehicle insurance if you plan to drive your own car
  • 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

Driver screening

After signing up, you can complete a screening online. It will review your driving record and criminal history.

It's easy to get started

1. Sign up

Tell us about yourself and your car. Vehicle requirements vary by region, so we’ll show you what’s needed.

2. Share required documents

Next, submit copies of your license, registration, and proof of insurance, plus some information for a background check.

3. Get the app and go

Once you’re on the Uber platform, log in to the app and you can start making money.

Nevada Business License

A state law, Nevada SB554, requires all drivers to verify with Uber that they have a Nevada Business License. Under this law, you won't be eligible to accept trips using the Driver app if you do not obtain a Nevada Business License. Note that business license exemption documents are not acceptable for this requirement.

The law went into effect on October 1, 2017, but the deadline to verify your Nevada Business License with Uber depends on when you activated your driver account with Uber. You can see how to determine your deadline below:

How to determine your deadline

If you activated on or before October 1, 2017, the law requires you to verify your Nevada Business License with Uber on or before the next anniversary of your activation date after the law goes into effect. For example, if you activated your Uber account on September 29 of any year, then you need to verify your license by September 29, 2018, which is the next anniversary of your activation date after the law takes effect.

If you activated between October 2 and December 31 in 2016 or earlier, your deadline to verify your Nevada Business License was that date in 2017. If you need help, use this how-to guide or visit your local Greenlight Hub.

If you activated on or after October 2, 2017, the law requires you to verify your Nevada Business License with Uber within 6 months of your activation to remain eligible for trips.

How to obtain and verify

Apply for a license

Create an account with SilverFlume, then register your business. Make sure you have a credit card or other form of payment ready for the $200 fee.

Upload your license

Go to the Account section of your Driver app and upload your license as a new document.

Renew every year

Nevada law requires you to renew your Nevada Business License every year. We'll send you reminders as your expiration date gets closer.

If you don't have your previous driver's license

Request your driving record

Contact the DMV to request your driving record online, by mail, or by phone. Find your state below and visit the provided website link for step-by-step instructions.

Sign in to your account

Sign in to your Uber account through your driver app or clicking on the link below.

Upload your driving record

Follow the prompts to upload the photo of your document.

Local vehicle requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements above, each city has its own regulations for vehicles.

More ways to make money

Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like Uber Eats.

Rent or lease a car

Get a car at an affordable price. There are multiple options and rates exclusively for people who drive or deliver with Uber.

Ready to make money?

The first step is to sign up