Uploading your documents
To drive using the Driver app, you are required to upload certain documents to get your account set up. Refer to the information below when uploading each document.
- Driver's license
- Vehicle insurance and registration
- Background check
- Profile photo
These documents are required across the US, but if you visit a local Greenlight Hub or review your city's local information, you can get potential additional requirements for driving on the Uber platform.
Tips for uploading your documents
Following these suggestions and rules when uploading your documents can help the process go smoother.
Make sure all required details are clearly visible
Ensure that your document contains all required details before uploading. The entire document should be clearly visible.
Upload your driver's license first
This will speed up the approval process when we need to cross-check your license with other documents.
Submit original documents only
We do not accept photocopied documents, so please make sure you only upload originals.
It may take up to 48 hours for your documents to be reviewed and verified.
Driver history verification
If you have renewed your driver's license in the past year, you may need to submit verification of your driver history as part of the background check process.
If you have a copy of a previous driver’s license
If you still have your previous driver’s license (or a picture/photocopy), all you need to do is provide a photo of that driver’s license to Checkr.
Click on Upload Required Documents to submit your previous driver’s license.
If you do not have your previous license
You'll need to obtain a driver record. Here's how:
Download and print our note template, which specifically requests a previous application.
- Fill in the number of years needed and sign
- If you're under 23, Uber requires 3 years of prior driving experience; drivers age 23 and over are required to prove at least one year
Make a $5 check or money order payable to Ohio Treasurer of State.
Mail the above 3 items to the following address:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Attn: BMV Records
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520
- Once you receive your results, upload to the Checkr portal.