Uber and Lyft Driver Requirements 2022

Posted by: RideGuru Team Aug 16, 2022
Updated Aug 16, 2022


 how to become uber and lyft driver

Looking to join the on demand movement and work for a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft? Here are the requirements to become an Uber or Lyft driver.

  Need rideshare insurance? Click here.

Step 1: The first step to becoming an Uber or Lyft driver is to make sure you meet their required driver criteria. 

The criteria include:


Step 2: The next step you need to take is to make sure your vehicle meets a certain set of criteria as well. 

To meet the requirements for driving UberX, Uber’s basic service, the car must be a 2007 model or newer for most cities. The minimum seating requirement is 4 passengers, not including the driver. The car must have state-issued license plates and cannot have been used previously for a different taxi-related service. Keep in mind, some cities have stricter requirements for vehicles.

To meet the vehicle requirements for Lyft’s basic service, the car must be a 2006 model or newer, unless listed on this list of acceptable models for certain cities.

Both Uber and Lyft require cars to have 4 doors.

Step 3: After you satisfy both step 1 and 2, you can start the application process.

The Uber driver application can be found here.

The Lyft driver application can be found here.

Step 4: Your vehicle also needs to be inspected prior to being accepted as a driver. 

Uber has inspection stations, as well as a list of approved third parties that can issue the inspection for you. Lyft also has vehicle inspection requirement that is illustrated in detail through the online application.

Step 5: Submit the paperwork online for your background check. 

When filling out the online application, you will be prompted to give information for Uber or Lyft to do a background check before they can hire you as a driver. If you do not pass your background check, you'll get a copy via email and instructions on how to dispute the results. Keep in mind background checks may take a few weeks to process.

Once you pass all these steps, you will be allowed to use the Uber or Lyft application and start picking up passengers. This may go without saying, but also make sure you have a cellular device that is supported by Uber or Lyft. The companies require that the device have a cellular connection, and they do not support devices that only operate through Wi-Fi.


Great RideGuru Articles:

How long does Uber's background check and its process take? I just signed u ...

Happy Rideshare Driving!


{{ ratingSum }}


    {{ ratingSum }}
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    This blog is really cool, I’m so lucky that I have reached here and got this awesome information word wipe

    {{ ratingSum }}
     7 months ago

    I have been driving for uber since 2019. One of the best jobs in my life. You can take your daily positivity cup of coffee before work and no one rushes you! :)

    {{ ratingSum }}
     5 months ago

     The vehicle must be able to accommodate at least four people in addition to the driver. Vehicles may only be utilized for taxi service if they have valid state license plates and have never been used driving directions for any other kind of transportation. Bear in mind that there are harsher regulations in effect in other cities.

    {{ ratingSum }}
     4 months ago

    I wish I had read the information you shared earlier because they are the news that I am looking to add to the topic I am researching. slither io

    {{ ratingSum }}
     3 months ago


    {{ ratingSum }}
     3 months ago

    Here I have some sharing about the hottest game 2 player games. Several hot game themes such as action, puzzle, adventure are waiting for you to join right now.

    {{ ratingSum }}
     3 months ago

    Wow great post!

    {{ ratingSum }}
     4 weeks ago

    Grateful for the beauty and depth your writing adds to the world. Thank you wholeheartedly! rwc tv rights

    {{ ratingSum }}
     1 day ago

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and new initiatives in the same niche. Blog gave us useful information to work. You have done an amazing job! Connections wordle