Uber Requirements for Drivers in South Africa 

Uber Requirements for Drivers in South Africa 

Uber Requirements for Drivers in South Africa 

Your Guide to Hitting the Road

Thinking of joining the vibrant ranks of Uber drivers in South Africa? Johannesburg Pretoria Cars, your trusted car listing company, is here to help you navigate the process with ease. This comprehensive guide lays out all the essential requirements you need to meet to get behind the wheel and start earning with Uber.

Driver Essentials

  • Age: You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Identification: Provide valid South African ID documents.
  • Driver’s License: A valid SA Professional Driving Permit (PrDP) is mandatory.
  • Safety Checks: Pass background and criminal checks through HURU and MIE.
  • Driving Skills: Complete a driving evaluation in Cape Town, Johannesburg, or Durban.
  • Profile Photo: Upload a clear headshot for user identification.

Vehicle Requirements

  • Model Year: Your car must be 3 years old or newer (from 2020 onwards).
  • Passenger Capacity: Seat at least 4 passengers comfortably.
  • Condition: Maintain a clean, well-maintained vehicle with working windows and air conditioning.
  • Vehicle Type: Excluded are full-sized vans, trucks, taxis, government vehicles, marked vehicles, salvaged cars, and those with extensive cosmetic damage.
  • Additional Features (for Uber Black): Leather or vinyl interior, ABS brakes, and passenger and driver airbags.


  • Operating Card (Double Disk): Obtain this from the licensing department.
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate: Verify your car’s ownership and year.
  • Commercial Vehicle Insurance: Cover yourself with comprehensive insurance, including public liability.
  • Operating License/Grant/Decision Letter/Receipt: Proof of application for your operating license.

Getting Started

  1. Sign Up Online: Visit the Uber South Africa website and create an account click here
  2. Check Requirements: Verify specific requirements for your city.
  3. Get Your Vehicle: Find a car that meets the criteria or explore rental options.
  4. Gather Documents: Collect and upload all required documents.
  5. Complete Screenings and Evaluations: Pass the background checks and driving test (if applicable).
  6. Go Online and Drive!: Once approved, hit the road and start earning.

Bonus Tips to Ace Your Uber Journey

  • Plan Ahead: Gather documents and schedule screenings early to avoid delays.
  • Maintain a Clean Car: Regularly clean and detail your vehicle for a positive impression.
  • Know Your City: Familiarize yourself with popular routes and landmarks to navigate efficiently.
  • Provide Excellent Customer Service: Go the extra mile with friendly greetings, helpful assistance, and a comfortable ride.
  • Track Your Earnings: Stay on top of your finances with Uber’s driver app.
  • Network with Other Drivers: Connect with fellow drivers for support and advice.
  • Take Advantage of Uber’s Resources: Explore training materials and support services offered by Uber.

Disclaimer: Requirements and regulations for Uber drivers may change over time. Please refer to the official Uber website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.uber.com/za/en/drive/requirements/

Johannesburg Pretoria Cars is committed to providing accurate information, but we encourage you to stay informed through Uber’s official channels for any updates or changes.

Happy driving!

2 Replies to “Uber Requirements for Drivers in South Africa ”

  1. Provide

    I’m driving a 2019 etios cross, will I be able to register it with Uber?

    1. Admin (Post author)

      Hi Provide, For cars from 2013 or older, please check if your car qualifies by contacting Bolt support: https://bolt.eu/en/support/. Note that we won’t contact you via call or message, and we won’t ask for any money. Beware of scammers. Thank you.

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