Uber recently launched in Uganda giving free rides for the weekend to customers that sign up. One of the opportunities Uber presents wherever they launch is being able to become a full or part time Uber driver. 75% of Uber drivers do so to supplement their incomes and control their work schedules.
In a country with a great unemployment rate, this might be a great opportunity for many especially because in it’s current state Uber’s model presents great benefits for drivers. They help you find passengers for 20% cut on the fee which seems fair in comparison to parking your car at the stage waiting for clients who may or may not come.
What do I need to become an Uber driver in Uganda?
Applying to become an Uber driver isn’t hard. You just have to prepare a couple of things in advance so that when you start the process, you have everything that is needed. Here is a list of the things they require.
– Driver’s License
– KCCA Permit / Sticker
– Vehicle Insurance Policy (with 3rd party coverage)
– Vehicle License
– Criminal record
– Payment Details
How to register as an Uber driver in Uganda
After preparing all the above, you are just a few steps away from becoming an Uber driver. First and foremost you have to be registered on the platform prior to registration or you can also register as a driver as a first time.
Step 1: Log on to Uber.com and click on “Drive” on the left hadn side of the website or ” Become a driver” on the extreme right.
Step 2: You will have 3 options. Sign up as a driver without a car, a driver with a car or a car owner who isnt able to drive but willing to hire someone do it. Choose whatever works for you. The next step will depend on what you have chosen.
Step 3: You will receive an email confirming your registration and prompting you to log onto your dashboard to complete the process. At this stage you will be required to upload your Driving licence, Badge, Criminal Record and banking information. When these are uploaded, they will then do a background check and will require you to visit their offices. All this information will be sent to your email and phone number.
Step 4: After all the verification, you are now good to go. The platform allows you to add multiple vehicles and drivers as an Uber partner and control them from the same dashboard.
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