The first step to joining Uber as a driver in New Zealand is to sign up. To become an Uber partner in New Zealand, however, you need to be licensed by NZTA since you will be operating as a private car hire. You’ll also need a passenger endorsement that includes a police background check.
For your vehicle, it is a must that you have the documents below:
Below are the documents that you’ll need to become an Uber partner:
It is a must for you to have a driver’s license and to have held it for at least 2 years in order to qualify for passenger endorsement. Follow this link to find out more about the driver’s license.
In order to carry passengers for hire or reward, all applicants will need to have this license. This could include driving passengers during parties like ceremonies. The requirements for the P Endorsement are as below:
Once you have all of these documents, you should take them to the Transport Agency Licensing Agent, armed with a valid driver’s license and a utility bill with your address on it, to prove it. Please note that those in Wellington can go to Drive Wright for their P endorsement courses.
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Processing time – 6-8 weeks. This is to complete the fit and proper persons check
If you are operating a commercial passenger service, it is a must for you to get the Passenger Service License. It could either be you to own the license, or in the case that you’re driving for someone, they should own one. There are some requirements in order for you to get this license, and I have listed them below:
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Aside from the Passenger Service License, you’ll also need a Private Hire Service Registration that is used for a Private Hire Vehicle. The Private Hire Service registration is associated with a PSL. This means that the TSL number and Private Hire Service Registration number have to match. You can also operate under your employer’s license. Fill out this form if you need one.
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