Apply for a new Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence with Northampton Borough Council
To start the application process, the applicant will need to complete and return a new taxi/private hire driver application form which can be found online. Applicants are also required to:
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a minimum of one year of holding a full driving licence issued in the UK, the European Community (EC) or the European Economic Area (EEA). In addition, to the above, licensed drivers. In addition, licensed drivers that hold a an EC/EEA driving licence shall obtain a GB counterpart document before any taxi licence is issued, with the licence showing a UK address
Provide a DVLA check of their driving licence history
Provide proof they have a statutory right to work in the UK. Any applicant with limited right to work in the UK will be issued with a licence for the period remaining on their entitlement
Provide one passport sized photograph that is signed by a suitable qualified person
Obtain an Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Pay initial application fee of £30 (non-refundable) and £100.00 induction course fee.
Complete a practical Taxi Driver Driving Assessment with an appropriate, accredited provider.
Submit a Group 2 Medical provided by a GMC registered Medical Practitioner
Attend a one day induction course which includes disability training, knowledge test, English and Maths test.