Authority: Transport for London (TfL)
Licence Type: PCO Private Hire Licence
Qualification: Topographical Skills Certificate
and English Language Certificate.
Approximate Cost: £600
Time to get licence: 4-12 weeks
Licence valid time: 3 years
Minimum Age: 21
Driving Experience: 3 years
Uber Driver London Application
To drive for Uber in London, you must get your Private Hire Drivers License from Transport for London.
The process can take 4-12 weeks due to the additional processes you must do such as a map test, medical check and CRB background check.
Private hire driver applicants need to pass a topographical skills test with TfL, which is a map test. If you do not pass, you will not get your license.
Drivers must also provide proof of English Language, either with existing certificates or take their TfL English Test.
Sign up to Uber London
Once you know your Private Hire Licence is on its way, you can go to the Uber website and sign up online.
When your private hire licence arrives, you can go ahead and upload your personal documents to the Uber driver portal.
– Valid UK driver’s licence
– Private Hire Insurance Documents (once you have your vehicle)
– Bank Statement with your details
– A photograph of yourself
Acquire a vehicle
You can either buy, rent or rent to own a new vehicle. Or you can choose to purchase a second hand vehicle, just make sure it meets the requirements set by TfL.
Once you’ve got your car insured, you can activate your Uber Driver account and start earning as a private hire driver in London.
Driving in London for Uber
Transport for London
New License: Registered 01 Jan 2018+
For Relicensing: Max 14 years old
Vehicle Licence Cost: £140
Valid for: 12 months
Enforcement Level: Strict
Things to consider
Cost: £15 per day
Operates: 7am – 10pm 7 days a week
Cost: £12.50 per day
Operates: 24 hours 7 days a week
(If your car is not compliant)
Check Now: ULEZ Checker
MOT: Every 6 months
Insurance: Private Hire Drivers need Hire & Reward Insurance. You cannot carry paying passengers with your normal car insurance.
TfL PCO Licence Information
TfL Vehicle Licence Information