Why does it take so long to get approved to become a driver for Uber?
The Guru Take
Most likely complications with background checks.
It’s most likely the background checks that involve driver records, criminal records, etc. (varying by state and country) The length it takes to get approval really depends from person to person, potentially due to the complexity of the review. Some get approval within a few days. Some in several weeks.
Here are some good articles that dig into this topic in detail. (and also my source)