Apply for a taxi driver badge

Find out how to apply for a taxi driver badge and how much it costs.

To apply for a hackney carriage, private hire, or dual driver licence, you need to: 

  • have held an EU or UK drivers licence for a minimum of 24 months 
  • have no motoring convictions 

You'll need to download and return a medical form: 

You might also need to complete a comprehension test if English isn't your first language. 

Licence fees

Taxi driver badge fees
Licence type 1 year 3 years
Hackney carriage £292.44 £462.18
Private hire £292.44 £462.18
Dual driver £292.44 £462.18

Apply for a taxi driver badge

After you apply you'll be invited to an interview where we will check your documents and discuss your medical form, the knowledge test, and a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We'll also talk through the driving assessment and safeguarding training you need to complete.