Last Modified April 04, 2013
How can I make an application to become private hire driver?
You must make it in person at our offices in Borehamwood.
How do I make an appointment?
Call us on:
020 8207 7551
020 8207 7552
020 8207 7533
020 8207 7580
When will I get an appointment?
Monday: 9am to 1pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday: Sorry, no appointments
Thursday: 12pm to 3.30pm
Friday: 9am to 1pm
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
You will need to bring:
A full current UK driving licence that has been valid for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. If new style, plastic card and paper counterpart
Proof of identification: passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate and a utility bill showing current address
National Insurance number proof, card or correspondence
Four colour passport size photographs
DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)) application form and fee (cheque or postal order payable to Criminal Records Bureau)
Fully completed application form including two referees
How long does it take to get a licence?
This depends on how quickly vetting by the Criminal Records Bureau takes, and how quickly you can pass the knowledge and DVLA driving test.
Can I hold both a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence at the same time?
Yes. The requirements for both licences are basically the same.
Will criminal or driving convictions affect an application?
Yes. However, guidelines apply and each case is dealt with on its merits (see Guidelines to the Relevance of Convictions).
Is there an upper and lower age limit?
No. As long as you have held your UK Driving Licence for at least 12 months and your medical examination is satisfactory.
Is there an age limit on the vehicle?
Yes. Vehicles over eight years old from first registration may not be considered suitable for licensing for the first time, however each case will be decided on its own merits.
How can I contact you?
You can write to our Licensing Officer at our main offices or email: email@example.com