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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licences - Oldham Council


 



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How to apply for your Enhanced DBS Check & DVLA Check

TaxiPlus 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 TaxiPlus sharing any information regarding your application with Oldham Council to support your Taxi/Private Hire Licence application. Please click here to view TaxiPlus' 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. It is a mandatory requirement of Oldham Council that you register your DBS Certificate on the DBS Update Service at a cost of £13 per year. It is important to note that you have 30 days after the issue date of your DBS certificate to apply for the Update Service. To find out more about how to apply visit https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service. Any drivers that fail to sign up to the DBS Update Service within those 30 days will be required to obtain a further DBS Check and then sign up with the new certificate.

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