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How to Become an Uber Driver in India

 

Driving an Uber is quickly becoming one of the quickest and easiest ways to make extra money. However, many people are unsure of how they can become an Uber driver in countries other than the U.S, e.g. in India. If you are considering Uber in any city (in India) where Uber is available, then this blog post is for you- i.e.: AHMEDABAD, BANGALORE, MUMBAI, KOLKATA, CHANDIGARH, HYDERABAD, NEW DELHI, CHENNAI, INDORE, JAIPUR, KOCHI, BHUBANESWAR, NAGPUR, PUNE, SURAT, MYSORE, and VISAKHAPATNAM.

Fortunately, it isn’t as complicated a process as you would think. Let’s go over the steps you will need to take to successfully become an Uber driver in India-

 

STEP 1 – Get your Documents Ready

First of all, you will need to prepare a few documents that are essential for you to have before you become an Uber driver. These documents include:

  • A Driver’s License
  • A Delhi PSV badge or up-to-date Police Verification.
  • An RC – Registration Certificate (if you already have a car, else see STEP3)
  • Two NOCs. In case you are wondering what an NOC is – An NOC is a No Objection Certificate -“A legal certificate issued by any agency, organization, institute or in certain cases, an individual, that does not object to the covenants of the certificate”
  • A Canceled Cheque.

 

STEP 2 – Signup Online

Once you have all of these documents, the next step is to sign up through the Uber website – using our link: www.uberkit.net/signup. (You get a signup bonus if you use our link, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated).

 

STEP 3 – Get an Uber Approved CarHow to Become an Uber Driver in India Image

As for the vehicle to use, you need to make sure it fits the car requirements specifically for Uber drivers in India (or your specific city). Note – Uber has various services, so you should know which service you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on Selecting an Uber Service for more information on that. Some of these requirements include the fact that the car should be no older than 5 years  (A model 2010 or later). The car should also have passed a full vehicle inspection and have no major cosmetic damage.

In addition to the afore-mentioned, having your full name printed on the insurance of the vehicle is also required.

Salvaged or rebuilt vehicles cannot be used, and full-size vans or marked vehicles such as taxis are a no-no, too.

Once you attach your vehicle to Uber, you will receive a mobile device with the pre-installed Uber application so that you can receive clients/passengers that need to be driven.

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

Keep in mind, there is no need to give up, if your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle—in fact, many people tend to invest in a new car before becoming professional Uber drivers.

However, I would recommend not going overboard when you are purchasing a new car to be used as an Uber vehicle. It is a good idea to select an average but sturdy car that is not a particularly new or fancy model but fits Uber’s car requirements. Note – See the Nice to Know section for due diligence you should probably do, before buying a car specifically for Uber.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Another thing to keep in mind when you are selecting a car is which category of Uber you wish to work under.

UberX is the mid-tier cost Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with.UberX requires an everyday car such as a Toyota Prius, Honda Accord, Mazda3 or Mazda6, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cruz, etc. Note- there is a service called UberGO, but for the purposes of this blog post we will not go into it (UberGO was created to challenge the autorickshaw transportation industry).

However, if you want to go for one of the more luxurious categories which has higher fares but fewer customers, then you can also go for UberXL, UberBLACK or UberSUV. Just keep in mind that these services require more expensive cars and are not as frequently used by the public.

If your car happens to qualify for more than one type of Uber service, then it is possible that you will get requests from several categories, but you can choose to restrict yourself to one category if that is what you want. Personally, I believe that it would be best to accept all the requests, in this case, as it will earn you a higher income.

 

Nice to Know

If you wish to become an Uber driver in India, it is necessary to be aware of the fact that you will be forking over a certain amount of money to pay for gas. If, for example, you earn approximately 1.2 lakhs a month, you will spend about 29,000 Indian rupees (around $440) on gas every month out of that money.

In addition to the afore-mentioned you have other costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, and uber royalties. If you are looking to do proper due diligence before acquiring a car and want to assess the profitability of Uber as a business whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver), or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then download our Uber kit at the top right of the linked page.

That sums up everything you need to know to get started as an Uber driver in India. While there are a few steps you will need to take before you get started, it isn’t as difficult of a process as you might think.

 

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75 thoughts on “How to Become an Uber Driver in India”

  1. I have to attach a car in UBER. I have applied for Police verification certificate on 8-dec-2015. But this procedure will take 21 days (they are saying). I have my driver’s commercial license, Delhi’s PSV Badge, and all other documents needed in UBER.

    I have to attach my car soon.

    Please revert me back whether I can proceed with PSV Badge only.

    Thanks,
    Vivek
    09899882***

    1. I would advise you start the application process, per the blog post guidance, and provide the required documents as you get them (Police verification certificate included)

  2. would advise you start the application process, per the blog post guidance, and provide the required documents as you get them (Police verification certificate included)

    1. Uber is not available in Jalandhar (Punjab) as at January 13th 2016, per the city list here “https://www.uber.com/cities”.

    1. I reviewed a link here – http://www.carwale.com/comparecars/hyundai-xcent-vs-marutisuzuki-swift-dzire-2011-2015/ that compares both cars, and it seems like the hyundai xcent is a better deal because
      a) It is cheaper
      b) It has unlimited warranty for 2 years (compared with swift which has a limited warranty).

      You will probably have less cost overall with the hyundai xcent. That being said i suggest you shoot an email to uber in your city before buying a car (http://www.uberkit.net/blog/uber-customer-service/)

    1. A Delhi PSV badge or up-to-date Police Verification is required for Uber drivers in India. Also, the minimum age for Uber drivers is 21.

  3. How much is uber paying these days in delhi?? Is it still that lucrative?? I want to attach my newly bought xcent. It is presently attached at delhi airport.

  4. I would like to attach my car with UBER. I don’t have commercial license. How and where do I get it? what is the procedure to apply it in Bangalore?
    If I don’t have commercial license, only PSV is okay? please suggest

    1. Per Uber Bangalore as at July 31st 2016, “In Bangalore we allow driver’s who have Commercial as well as Private License. But if you want to drive [a] yellow plated vehicle you need to have[a] Commercial Driving license. If [you have a] private vehicle you can drive with [a] normal driving license.”

  5. I am from delhi,
    I have commercial driving license.
    I lost my driver badge and I have been applied for same at our authority.
    I have no vehicle.
    Is there any suggestion that how to earn money in uber without vehicle?
    Is there providing vehicle like meru and mega cab ?
    If providing then how much money they will take ?
    And how to pay that money I.e. by cash or draft or any option.
    And what other documents are required.
    I need address of uber office in new delhi near kalkaji

  6. Hi, I have own car suzuki ertiga , it just 5 months old. I want to join in ube and drive my self in Hyderabad(Telangana). I had 10 years driving experience also I had 8 years Singapore driving experience. Please advise me how to I proceed to join with uber and which is required doc. Also may I know how much can I earn per month. Thank you. ….. madhu7451@yahoo.com

  7. Hi ,

    I dont have own vehicle but I want to work for uber and make money ,is it possible?
    If yes then let me know the procedure.

  8. Hi. I have a honda city( my own car-white plate: VX-MT-2015 registration). I would like to attach it to UBER. I would like to drive along. I do have a license but not a commercial one. Is it possible for me to become a uber partner? Pls let me know the procedure.

    1. Hello Sayanta,

      You can use your private car for uber, your car have to meet uber requirement to be accepted.

      Goodluck,
      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

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  10. i own a private Ertiga 2012 model. i am from navi mumbai. odometer running is 83000
    If i convert it to Tourist number can i run the vehicle in Uber and in which category?

    1. Hello Ankita,

      Hatchbacks are generally not approved for UberX but some are approved for UberGO services. You can visit your local Uber office to verify if it’s approved for your city.

      Goodluck!
      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

  11. I’m uber partner in Faridabad Haryana. I ve not done pcc yet please tell me how can I apply for online to pcc.

    1. Hello Nitish,

      Per your question i suggest you visit your local uber office for assistance.

      Uber Customer Service

      Uber generally does not give out phone numbers; we have a blog post below. Look within the table (in the blog post), and search for your city, to find the contact information for your particular city.

      http://www.uberkit.net/blog/uber-customer-service/

      If you don’t find your city information, use the Uber support link (help.uber.com) to send an email directly to uber.

      https://help.uber.com/h/c368593c-39e6-49b5-82fe-63c4fa2fe4d2

      For other helpful information on Uber, go here and visit our blog

      http://www.uberkit.net/blog

      Goodluck!

      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

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