How To Get Mini Cab Licence In London

In London, mini cab driving is considered as a good profession and a mini cab (or private hire) driver normally earns around 1000 GBP per month. The mini cab driving licence is issued by Transport for London’s Public Carriage Office (PCO) and has to be obtained before driving a minicab on the roads of London. The process to apply for a licence to PCO is quite simple, and the criteria can easily be fulfilled by the applicants. The maximum time taken by PCO to issue the license is 3 months, after which one can apply and work in a private hire company as a minicab driver.


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    Getting the application package

    Firstly, you will be required to obtain an application package from TfL's Public Carriage Office (PCO). The PCO can be contacted at the below mentioned telephone number.

    Contact:+44 845 602 7000

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    Requisite documents or certificates

    Mentioned below are the documents required to attach with the application.

    - Completely filled in and signed application form
    - A medical certificate issued by a GP
    - Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure Application
    - Topographical Skills Assessment Certificate
    - Copy of driving licence and proof to live and work in United Kingdom

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    Submitting your application Set

    You need to visit the PCO and submit your application after ensuring that it is completely filled and the required documents are attached with it.

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    Time taken to get the Licence

    It normally takes around 2 to 3 months to get the licence.

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    Kinds of Minicab Licence

    There are two kinds of licences, depending upon the tenure of validity.

    Licence valid for 1 year
    Licence valid for 1 year would cost a fee of about 127 GBP.

    Licence valid for 3 years
    A licence that is valid for a period of 3 years costs approximately 298 GBP.

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    Transport for London (TfL)

    Location: Surface Transport Customer Services, 4th Floor, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ, UK.
    Visit Webpage of TfL's Public Carriege Office (PCO)

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