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Apply for a taxi and minicab licence

Find out how to get a taxi or minicab license.

All private hire vehicles are legally required to be licensed.

New drivers must apply and wait to be issued with a full licence before they carry out private hire bookings.

Information on taxi driver licensing can be found on the taxi and private hire licensing section of the Transport for London website.

It covers:

  • applications
  • renewals
  • change of address
  • licensing requirements