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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.

 

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