Hackney carriage driver application requirements
To be a Hackney carriage driver you:
- must be 21 years old or over
- must have a full UK/NI/EU driving license which must have been held for a minimum of 2 years
- should have no more than six current penalty point (endorsements) on their DVLA driving license
- will need to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the appropriate Embassy or High Commission (a certified English translation of this document is required) if they have been a resident in the UK for less than five years.
Any applicant with a conviction, caution, motoring offence or fixed penalty notice must declare so at the time of application. The application will then be referred to the licensing manager for a decision to be made in accordance with our:
Hackney carriage vehicles
We currently have a limit in place on the number of hackney carriage vehicle licenses issued, therefore applications for new vehicle licenses cannot be accepted.