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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 25 years old)
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Required documents

For your next step, share the following documentation:  

  • A valid 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 passing vehicle inspection form.

    • Find out more about vehicle inspections here
  • A driver profile photo - Here's how to take a valid photo.

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, or get a car if you need one. 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.

Local vehicle requirements

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

Learn more


SEA Airport - Environmental requirement

The Port of Seattle is committed to sustainable operations at the airport. To comply with the Port’s environmental regulations, vehicles on Uber’s platform must have a blended MPG rating of 45 or higher to join the SEA airport FIFO queue in the waiting area. You can check your vehicle’s MPG rating here. If your vehicle does not meet this MPG minimum, you will not be added to the queue and will not receive airport pickup requests.

Does your vehicle not meet the 45 MPG (blended) requirement?

  • You can still complete dropoffs at SEA airport
  • You are eligible for ReMatch trips after completing a dropoff

Learn more

More ways to earn

Grab your bike, scooter, or car and boost your earnings by making deliveries with Uber. Enjoy a flexible schedule and quick earning potential all while cruising around town.

Rent a car

Need a car? Get one at an affordable rate. Check out options that are available exclusively to Uber partners.

Washington State Driver Information

Learn about the driver benefits and protections available to drivers that operate in the state of Washington.

Ready to make money?

The first step is to sign up