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How to apply for an operating permit in South Africa

Uber is assisting partners through the Operating License Application process with the Gauteng Department of Transport and local authorities. All Uber driver-partners with vehicles are required to get their respective vehicles licensed. Partners should apply for the license in the city where they operate.

Applying for an operating license in Johannesburg or Pretoria

How the process works

1) Step 1

  • Visit the Uber Greenlight hub
  • Bring all required Operating License application documents
  • A Uber Expert will be there to assist and verify applications before they go the DoT

2) Step 2

Submit your application to your respective:

  • DoT Johannesburg
  • DoT Pretoria
  • DoT Ekurhuleni
  • DOT West Rand
  • Applications cost R300
  • Application receipts must be uploaded to your vehicle’s Uber profile

3) Step 3

  • Upload your operating license application receipt onto your profile. The receipt is valid for 6 months.
  • Visit the department of transport once every 4 months to check the status of your application
  • Request for an application status report (OR02) and upload it on to your profile if granted.

Documents needed

Johannesburg and Pretoria licenses FAQs

Where should I apply for my operating license?

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9 Charles crescent, Strathavon, Sandton
Johannesburg
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Mon: 9am - 3pm
 
Tue: 9am - 3pm
 
Wed: 9am - 3pm
 
Thurs: 9am - 3pm
 
Fri: 9am - 3pm
 
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Waterglen Shopping Center, Exit 5
Pretoria
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Mon: 9am - 3pm
 
Tue: 9am - 3pm
 
Wed: 9am - 3pm
 
Thurs: 9am - 3pm
 
Fri: 9am - 3pm
 
Sat: Closed
 
Sun: Closed
 
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11 Diagonal St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2113
Johannesburg
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Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
 
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330 Es'kia Mphahlele Dr, Skougronde 648-Jr, Pretoria, 0183
Pretoria
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Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
 
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2 Hardach St, North Germiston, Germiston, 1401
Ekurhuleni
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Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
 
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(011) 411 5147 / 514

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Cnr Park and 6th Avenue West Rand Municipality Building Randfontein
Randfontein

Applying for an operating license in Cape Town

Submit your business plan

Complete the form to apply for your business plan.

Follow this link: t.uber.com/BPSubmissions

Be aware that we will not be able to answer any specific questions about your specific license application. Any partner that has a vehicle/s on the platform can apply for an operating permit.

Please take note:

  • The TYPE of property you submit in your business plan has to match the documents
  • Residential property does not qualify as a business address. If property is zoned as residential it will be subject to residential document submissions and restrictions

Documents to submit

  • Proof of parking by business address

    • MAX 5 permits can be supported

      1. Lease agreement greater or equal to 1 year (nothing less than a year accepted) / tax invoice of parking/ parking quotation
      2. ID of business owner or company registration documents – must be linked to business plan submitted
    • Any business address submitted must clearly state the parking spaces available

  • Proof of parking by Apartment (Rented / Owned)

    • ONLY 1 Permit can be supported
    • Permission from Body Corporate
      1. Applicant has permanent parking space (no more than 1)
      2. Applicant is allowed to park business vehicles on premises
    • Municipal rates bill or equivalent indicating erf # (or address)
    • ID of tenant (if applicant) OR Homeowner (if applicant)
  • Proof of parking by residential address (Owned by applicant)

    • ONLY 1 Permit can be supported

    • Municipal Rates bill or equivalent indicating erf # or address

    • ID of Home owner and Tenant
  • Proof of parking by residential address (Rented by Applicant)

    • ONLY 1 Permit can be supported
    • Municipal Rates bill or equivalent indicating erf # or address
    • ID of Homeowner
    • Valid lease or letter from owner stating that applicant is allowed to use premises
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Cape Town license FAQs

Applying for an operating license in Port Elizabeth

The Metered Taxi Operating license is a required document and your vehicle will not be able to operate on the Uber Partner App without it.

Required documents

  • Certified ID or Company Registration Documents
  • 1 x FORM 1B complete per vehicle
    • Complete For Meter Taxi
    • Passenger Count: 4+1
    • Descriptions of Route details
  • Cost: R 300 per Form 1B
  • 1 x Form 10 completed - Commissioner of Oaths required

  • Vehicle Roadworthy Certificate
  • License Disk
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Insurance documents
  • Meter and vehicle Certificates
  • Any other documents deemed necessary by PRE

The application process

1) Complete documentation

Complete all required documentation as mentioned above.

2) Submit Application & Pay

Submit the required documentation to the Department of Transport and Pay R 300 per application.

3) Upload Receipt onto Profile

Upload the proof of submission documentation onto partner’s profile. Each vehicle must have a an application loaded.

How to uplift your operating license

1) PRE Hearing

Each applicant makes representations to PRE PRE denies/issue OL with Conditions.

2) Submit Operating License Documents

Submit all necessary Operating license documents to uplift operating license to the PRE.

3) Upload Operating License on Partner Profile

Upload the valid Operating License.

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Port Elizabeth license FAQs

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