Uber in Moscow is an app based taxi alternative service that launched in Moscow in 2013. The service allows you to request rides using the Uber app and then connects you with a driver within minutes. Since the service launched in Moscow in 2013, thousands of drivers are enjoying the opportunity to make some money on their own schedule.
Do you want to sign up to drive with Uber in Moscow, Russia? Please follow the steps below:
How To Drive With Uber In Moscow
Don’t Forget the ‘Age-Factor’
Before we go on to give detailed steps to aid your decision to drive with Uber in Moscow, you must know that of the many important policies that Uber takes seriously, age is the most imperative and it varies for different cities. To be a driver with Uber in Moscow, you need to be at least 21 years old.
Please Note: If you are not a citizen of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan, you need to bring one of the following documents confirming the right to work within the territory of the Russian Federation:
- Residence Permit of the Russian Federation;
- A temporary residence permit;
- The patent for the territory of Moscow;
- A work permit in Moscow.
If you meet these requirements, you can go on to follow the steps below:
STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents
- A photo of you (a clear headshot)
- A driver’s license
- Drivers must have held their license for up to a year
- 3 years driving experience
- Vehicle registration documents
- You are to provide a photo of your license plate
- Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use. (Level of Insurance coverage depends on the type of Uber service you select)
- Airport permit
- Vehicle inspection form
- Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
- All the documents above must clearly show a valid expiration date
However, If you are a partnering firm who intends to register a fleet of vehicles, you must provide:
- Certificate of state registration of IP (or LLC)
- Certificate of tax registration (TIN on the SP or LLC)
- The General or a notarized power of attorney, if the Director-General or the SP will not be present on the connection
- Order №1 of the appointment of the Director (for LLC)
- The passport of Director
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). Note – the links redirect to the correct Uber URL.
STEP 3 – Wait for Results of Tests
The documents collated in the previous steps are used for a background check that an intending Uber driver must agree to if they would get through the onboarding process. Here, Uber conducts thorough background and criminal checks on all intending drivers.
The background check takes about 2 to 4 weeks depending on how long Uber’s sources take to do their thorough check. The results of the checks will determine if you can be an Uber driver as you need to have a clean driving record to qualify.
STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Car
Note-if you are a driver looking to work for an existing Uber partner, ignore this section and skip to STEP-5
As for the vehicle to use, you need to make sure it fits the car requirements specifically for Uber drivers in Moscow (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. You can also check our list on Uber Car Requirements: 580 UberX Cars Analyzed for a list of some approved cars. Some of these requirements include the fact that the car year is 2009 or newer-Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2009 or newer in Moscow. The car should also have no major cosmetic damage and have 4 doors. Salvaged or rebuilt vehicles cannot be used, and full-size vans or marked vehicles such as taxis are a no-no as well. Also, note, whatever vehicle you get it will have to go through an Uber approved Vehicle inspection.
STEP 5 –Interview
Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will be able to go in to the Uber office for an interview, for which you should make sure you have sufficient street and route knowledge regarding your area/city. You should be dressed professionally for this interview.
If you pass the interview, you will be invited for a training session at a specific date, after which your vehicle’s documents will be checked, and you will officially become an Uber driver and/or Uber partner.
You will also receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber application installed on it to allow you to get clients. However, if you wish to use your own smartphone, it is perfectly fine to return the cell phone.
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 in Moscow
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. UberBLACK is a little more expensive, as you need to have a black and slightly more polished vehicle. This earns a little more money than UberX, and is a good option for people that want to earn a little more per client.
UberSELECT is a premium service that sits between the UberX and the UberBLACK. SELECT vehicles must be able to convey about 6-7 passengers.
Pricing and How Much Drivers Can Make:
Uber prices in Russia are outlined below:
Base fare: ₽50
Cost per min: ₽8
Cost per km: ₽8
Service fee: ₽0
Cancellation fee: ₽99
Base fare: ₽149
Cost per min:: ₽14
Cost per km: ₽10
Service fee: ₽0
Cancellation fee: ₽149
Base fare: ₽199
Cost per min:: ₽20
Cost per km: ₽15
Service fee: ₽0
Cancellation fee: ₽190
A driver can also use the prices listed above to estimate per ride earning. Available statistics show that drivers can make from 80,000 to 100,000 rubles per month driving with Uber in Moscow.
Nice to Know
If you want to drive with Uber in Moscow, you have to bear in mind that you will be utilizing a certain amount of money to pay for fuel and other maintenance related expenses.
In addition to the afore-mentioned, you have other costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, and Uber royalties. If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:
That’s all there is to driving with Uber in Moscow. Please feel free to share your signup experience with us in comment section
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