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Private hire driver's licence

If you would like to apply for a Private Hire Driver's Licence you must have held a full DVLA licence to drive a motor car for at least 12 months, be of good character and medically fit. You will therefore need:

a) To have a criminal record check (We will send the Forms with your application pack). You need to pay a separate fee for this check.

b) To provide a Medical Certificate filled in by your GP. (We will send a blank Certificate with your application pack).

c) To sit and pass a Knowledge/Locality Test. We will send you the details in your application pack.

If you would like us to send you an application pack please fill in the following form.

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