How to Sign-up As An Uber Driver?
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Pakistan’s second most sought out ride-hailing service, Uber, recently extended its reach beyond the cosmopolitan city, and launched its services in the twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The ride hailing service has not just made it easier for people to have a cost-effective and hassle free travel experience, but it also has opened doors to new job opportunities and introduced a partnership program that people can sign-up to by registering their vehicle with Uber and becoming an Uber driver or partner.
This article aims at providing you with the basic insights into Uber’s partnership program and helps those who are planning to sign-up as an Uber driver or become a partner.
Uber Registration Process
In order to register yourself as a driver of Uber Pakistan, you will be required to follow the steps that are listed below:
Step 1 – Prepare Your Documents
- Your passport-size photo
- Valid Driver’s license
- Vehicle registration documents
- Vehicle insurance documents
- CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card).
- Make sure that vehicle registration number is listed.
- All the documents that are mentioned above should show a valid expiration date.
- Provide character certificate, signed by police station and other concerned authorities
- Social referral certificates, which should be written by a non-relative, preferably your previous boss.
Step 2 – Signup Online
Once you have all the documents ready, the next step will require you to sign up through Uber’s official website. To sign-up, users will have to submit their personal information, which includes your name, email ID, phone number and city.
Those who are interested in joining Uber as a partner can get the online registration form at Uber’s Partners website. The ride hailing company will contact you through your phone number or email in order to verify your account and/or to get additional documents. It is appropriate to mention here that Uber could use your phone number or email address to send you promotional material and offers.
After the online registration, the company will ask for the verification documents like your CNIC, driving license, and other documents that are required for a background check to ensure the security of the passengers.
Step 3 – Wait for Document Verification
It is also possible that Uber will conduct a criminal background check of prospective drivers. Character certificates and CNIC will also be investigation in order to make sure that all the documents that are submitted to the company are genuine.
Step 4 – Get an Uber Approved Car
Those who are looking for a driver to work for an existing Uber partner can ignore this section and move to Step 5.
Drivers also need to make sure that their vehicles fit the standard set out by Uber in the respective cities. Some of the requirements that are set by Uber include that the car should have no major cosmetic damage. Also, re-built vehicles and large vans or marked vehicles, such as taxi, cannot be used as well. Also, whatever vehicle that the driver will get will have to go through than an Uber approved Vehicle inspection.
Step 5 – Interview
Once you are done with all the preceding steps, the ride hailing service will invite you to its office for an interview. It is highly advised to make sure that you should have sufficient knowledge of all the areas in the city.
Once you’ve completed the interview, your vehicle documents will be checked, and if you have qualified in the interview, you will officially become an Uber driver or partner. You will also receive a cell phone issued by Uber with its property application pre-installed to enable you to immediately receive ride requests. However, if you wish you to use your own phone, you can return the cell phone to the company and get the app installed in your own phone.
- Engine capacity: Any vehicle with an engine capacity of 600cc or more
- Seating: Must have seats and seatbelts for 4 passengers and the driver
- There should be no cosmetic damage or missing parts in the car
- Full-sized vans or trucks are not qualified to drive as Uber cabs
- No commercial branding
- Cars model year 2001 or newer qualify to drive with uberGO(Working AC is mandatory)
- The cars should be registered
Following are the most popular vehicles for Uber, but others can qualify as well:
- Toyota: Aqua, Yaris, Vitz, Corolla, Prius, Belta, Passo
- Suzuki: Wagon R, Cultus, Mehran, Every, Liana, Swift
- Hyundai: Santro
- Honda: Fit, Life, City, Civic
- Daihatsu: Hijet, Mira, Move
When you are ready to drive, all you need to do now is to launch Uber’s app and accept incoming trip requests. Driving to pick a customer and reaching your destination is pretty easy, but being familiar with the ways around the city offers an additional advantage. Uber app gives turn by turn direction to help the driver reach at any destination without a hassle. The company claims to offer 24/7 support, whenever required.
Ratings & Payments
Uber drivers don’t have to worry about the payments as they are automatically deposited to the driver’s bank account every week. The app also allows the drivers to see how much money have been made on each trip. However, Uber deducts a small service fee for the use of its app and other related services.
Being an independent contractor offers a freedom of choice and flexibility to the drivers. The driver’s performance is measured by his/her user ratings. Every time you finish a ride, the customer gets notified to rate the ride and give additional comments on the quality of service provided to them. Make sure that the quality of your service remains at par with the prevailing standard. The higher you’re rated, the greater are your chances of getting a bonus.
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