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Taxi / Private Hire Licence applications - Oldham Council



How to apply for your Enhanced DBS Check & DVLA Check

Personnel Checks have been contracted by Oldham Council to facilitate Enhanced DBS & DVLA Checks for drivers who wish to apply for a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Licence. 

Please note: By purchasing your DBS & DVLA Check with us, you agree to Personnel Checks sharing any information regarding your application with Oldham Council to support your Taxi/Private Hire Licence application. Please click here to view Personnel Checks' Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how your data will be used please contact us on 01254 355679 or email [email protected] 


You will be required to complete an online application form and have your ID documents verified. You have 2 options to choose from for the ID Verification. Please review both options below and select your preferred choice. 


You will be asked to visit a Post Office and pay £12.75 to have your ID documents verified. You will then need to send Personnel Checks your verified documents.

Throughout the application process you will need to have 3 ID documents verified. Please confirm that you have the following documents to use:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Bank Statement or Utility Bill
Yes No

Please click here to view the list of other documents you can choose from.

Please tick this box to confirm that you have 3 ID documents from the approved list.

You will be asked to visit the Council’s offices to present 3 ID documents. The Council will then confirm to Personnel Checks that this has been done and your application will be processed. There is no charge for this service.