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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licences - Oldham Council


How to apply for your Enhanced DBS Check & DVLA Check

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

Please note: By purchasing your DBS 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] 


If you are between the age of 45-65 you will be asked to obtain a Medical certificate every 5 years. If you are aged 65 or over you will be asked to obtain a Medical certificate annually. Please ensure that if this applies to you that you have obtained the certificate before proceeding. 

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

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.