How to obtain a London taxi licence
Author: Transport for London
HOW TO APPLY
You will be carrying passengers for hire in London and reward in a purpose built vehicle which has different driving characteristics from a standard car and consequently you need to take a taxi driving test so that the licensing Authority can be assured as to your competence to drive the vehicle safely in a congested city environment and your ability to use the facilities provided to assist the disabled i.e. wheelchair facilities and swivel seat.The test is conducted by a member of the Public Carriage Office staff trained to take tests.
If you are physically handicapped you can still become a taxi driver in London providing you are able to pass the driving test, if necessary using a cab which has been modified to approved standards to cater for your particular disability.
You must complete an application form and declaration, which can be obtained by calling at the Public Carriage Office, 15 Penton Street, London N1 9PU. You must attend the Public Carriage Office between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) with your completed application form, making sure that all questions have been answered and that both the form and declaration have been signed and dated. When you attend you must have with you.
Your birth certificate*
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