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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.

Required documents

  • 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.

Upload one image or PDF at a time

You can go here to get more information about uploading your documents through the Driver app.

Submit original documents only

We do not accept photocopied documents, so please make sure you only upload originals.

Note

It may take up to 48 hours for your documents to be reviewed and verified.

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Licenses and taxes

Licenses

If you're driving using the Driver app, there are a few licenses you should have to earn fares with your vehicle. If you haven’t already, you should register for a business license here. Once you have a business license, you need to register to pay the General Excise Tax. You can get the full details on how to get a General Excise Tax license here.

When you register for a business license, you'll use your own name or business as the taxpayer's name, not Uber.

Taxes

We'll send you a 1099 annually. Staying up to date on your taxes early can help you plan better financially. You’re responsible for paying income tax and the General Excise Tax on your earnings. Many drivers have found that seeking tax advice can be helpful.

Helpful resources

Want a little help with establishing your licenses? You can go to Hawaii Business Express to register your business and obtain licenses, and even chat live with a representative who can help. You can also visit or call a Business Action Center. They can help you establish your small business.

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