Private hire driver licence

Covid-19 Taxi Trade Updates

Due to the current climate in relation to Covid-19 and social distancing, self-isolation etc. Please be aware of the following changes to our services.

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How to apply

You can find all the information needed to apply for a private hire driver licence in the guide to becoming a hackney carriage or private hire driver (doc).

How to renew

The easiest way to renew your driver licence is online. You can renew your licence up to 12 weeks before it expires.

Renew your private hire driver licence

What will I need to include with my application?

You will need to provide:

  • You DVLA check code which is available from https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
  • Proof of eligibilty to work in the UK (non UK/EU nationals only).  We can accept any of the following documents: Visa  (in current passport only), biometric card or letter from Home Office
  • A recent passport sized photo

Where applicable you will also need to email to us the following documents separately: 

Please refer to our guidance notes (doc) for further details prior to submitting your application.

Fees and charges

Our fees and charges page lists our current fees.