Have you decided to work as a PCO driver? Is Uber your desired company? Way to go! All you need is to collect the documents and register on the Uber website as an Uber partner. Even if you are not planning to work as an Uber driver, we invite you to read this article, especially the “Why Uber?” section. It might change your mind about being a private hire driver as it is flexible and a good way to increase your income.
The documentation and the upload process can be a little confusing for some people, but don’t worry because, in this article, we will review the steps to upload your documents into your Uber account. Get ready to spend a few minutes reading this article to the end. Then, you are entirely prepared to start your job as a successful Uber driver.
In this article, the following topics are covered
- What is Uber?
- Why Uber?
- Documents needed to become an Uber driver
- Step by step of uploading documents into your Uber account
- When is my application approved?
- How much can I earn by becoming an Uber driver?
What is Uber?
Uber is an American technology company with multiple services on private drivers, deliveries (packages, food, and many other items), bike renting, etc., founded 12 years ago and was based in SanFrancisco. Although Uber was not the first service in this industry, currently, it is the top rideshare app in the world with millions of users and drivers. Besides, hundreds of new partners join this company daily.
Uber is the biggest and most popular PHV operator globally, providing services in many countries, including the UK and having millions of users, leading the driver to always have a customer. If you are thinking of becoming a PCO driver, Uber is undoubtedly one of the best choices. Every one of us, for sure, will select the best among the available options, so why not Uber? Here are the advantages of joining Uber as a PCO driver:
- You are your own boss
- The work hours are flexible
- No need for special skills rather than driving
- Working part-time or full-time
- You can increase earning as Uber is there to help you in this way
Documents required to become an Uber driver
All you need is to have the items below:
- A valid driving licence
- Be 21 or older
- Proof of identity
- Having an accepted vehicle (can be your personal car or a PCO rental car)
- Owning a PCO licence
- Vehicle and driver’s insurance
- A driver profile photo
Step by step document upload process
The registration process is easy and will take less than 15 minutes to be done. The first step is to sign up on Uber as a driver partner. Then, the process below comes up:
Upload the vehicle information
Select the ‘add a new vehicle’ button on your profile and fill in the blanks with vehicle information you plan to confirm. The adding vehicle process can take a few minutes after entering the data. So be patient and wait until it is added to your profile. When the car is visible to you on your profile, you can select the ‘manage document’ button and upload the papers. These papers are:
- Insurance certificate
- MOT (annual test certificate of the vehicle)
- PHV license
- Logbook of the car
- PHV Back Page (only if the registration form address is different to the address on the PHV licence)
- Insurance vehicle certificate
- Insurance driver schedule (for fleet insurance policies only) and hire agreement (optional).
Permission letter (which depends on whether the car is your or the car is a PCO car hire)
When the documents are uploaded, you have to wait until the Uber supporting team approves your documents and change the yellow button into a green ‘active’ button. This is all part of uploading documents on the Uber platform. Once activated, you are ready to start your job as an official Uber driver.
You can also complete the registration process on the Uber partner app.
When is my application approved?
The registration process takes at most 30 minutes, but reviewing the document by Uber’s supervisors takes between 1 to 2 days (sometimes less). It is necessary to upload the documents accurately to reduce the risk of disapproval. Hence, it is good to mention a few tips in preparing your documents:
- Make sure the name you register on Uber is exactly written the same as the document names (names on driver’s licence).
- When you scan the papers, be careful to do it properly so that all the corners are completely visible.
- Check the documents expiry dates and note to upload the up to date ones.
- Make sure the driver’s picture is clear enough with both eyes open and ears visible.
How much can I earn by becoming an Uber driver?
One of the most controversial things in becoming an Uber driver might be the earning amount. As many people join Uber to increase their earning rates, it is essential to know how much they can make.
A typical Uber driver, considering 8 hours of working a day and one day off in a week, will make them work 48 hours per week, though the working time is flexible and it is up to you to work more or less. If we consider £15 per hour of working (which is only an estimate and can go upper or lower), by working 48 hours per week, you can make £720. By reducing car services, fuel and rental fee (if you hired a car rather than using your own vehicle), there would be at least £450 to £500 in a week and about £1800 to £2000 in a month.
Since technology affects everything in our everyday lives, being updated with these effects is necessary for everyone. It has not been long since PHV operators started replacing the traditional cabs in every country. By acquiring a part-time job or making a significant change in your occupation, you guarantee the improvement of your earnings. Uber is one of the most successful businesses in the Private Hire Vehicles field. So joining a successful business will lead you to success too. Although it is simple, the registration might seem complicated for some people, especially the documentation uploads, which can confuse beginners. In this article, we tried to cover and show a step by step documentary upload on the Uber website. To apply thoroughly, you will need to add a vehicle and the related documents on the Uber platform. We hope this article was helpful to you.