You can find all information on how to become an Uber driver here. We’ve curated a comprehensive list of steps and requirements that’ll guide you through the process of becoming a driver — one step at a time.
From car requirements for the different services to driver requirements by different cities, our goal is to present the information you’re looking for in an easy an understandable way — in one place.
There are a set of requirements for both drivers and vehicles in place that must be met. Some of them are general requirements, others are specific to an area and city.
Are you eligible to drive?
You must pass the Uber Driver Requirements.
- Be 21 years or older
- Have a valid U.S. driver license
- Pass a background check
Find out if your vehicle passes the Uber Car Requirements.
- Current (as of 2016) model year requirements for UberX and UberXL
- UberBLACK Vehicle Requirements (2016)
- UberSUV Vehicle Requirements (2016)
Uber operates all around the world in over 400 cities and 60 countries. Many cities and areas have specific requirements to satisfy local regulations and conditions.
Check out our city-specific guides here: Uber Cities.
Applying to Uber
Want to apply?
Follow the instructions in our detailed overview of the Uber application process:
Have a record?
How to Become an Uber driver in 3 steps
Find out what’s involved in the Uber background check process. (coming soon!)
If it does, you’ll need to get your car inspected.
Guide to Uber vehicle inspections.
Ready to Drive
If you’ve followed all the steps so far you should find out if you’ve qualified to drive for Uber. The background check can take up to a couple of weeks. If you still haven’t heard from Uber after a few weeks, it’s time to reach out: Contact your local Uber team
Once you’ve been approved to drive, it’s time to get behind the wheel and start driving and earning money. But before you start, there’s one last thing to take care of…
Setting up direct deposit with Uber. (coming soon!)
Hit the Road
Giving your first Uber ride. (coming soon!)