4 Easy Steps for getting your Wolverhampton Taxi Badge
Updated: Apr 18
The process for applying for a Wolverhampton taxi badge is one of the simplest council's to get your taxi licence. The process is simple and you can then work as a private hire taxi driver.
The total cost for a Wolverhampton taxi badge is £233.48, for a 1 year licence. If there are no problems. The cost for a 3 year licence is £289.48.
You need a full GB driver's licence, and need to have the licence for at least 12 months.
Valid taxi medical done - in the last 4 months
Proof of your right to work in the UK
Full enhanced DBS - See below
DVLA licence check - See below
Do the taxi assessment programme
You need an email address which is yours
You need to be over 18 years of age
It normally takes 30 working days for your licence if everything is okay.
You can then apply online for your Wolverhampton taxi badge here.
Step 1 - Your taxi medical £49.99
Running total £49.99
Firstly, you need to get your taxi medical done! You can book your taxi medical here. Once you are declared medically fit to drive you can continue your application for a Wolverhampton Taxi badge. You will get the certificate on the day of your medical. This is provided you are fit to drive.
Step 2 - Your DBS and licence check £79.49
Running total £129.48
Secondly, you need to apply for the DBS and licence check. The DBS check looks for any criminal offences you have committed in the past. Whereas, the licence check looks for any driving offences committed.
Applications are made through the TaxiPlus Wolverhampton website.
The application can take 10-14 days but most checks are done within 24 hours.
Step 3 - Taxi assessment programme £40
Running total £169.48
After your medical and DBS check need to go attend a 6 hour course. At the end of the course you have a written multiple choice question test. You need to score 75% to pass.
Also, the assessment must be done in English. Click here to see what is in the course.
Step 4 - Application for the Wolverhampton Taxi badge £64.00
Running total £233.48
Lastly, if you apply for a 1 year Wolverhampton Taxi badge the cost is £64.00. For a 3 year badge it is £120.00. However, this is non refundable. Furthermore, you can apply here and there is a checklist for everything you need to apply.
In Conclusion, the Wolverhampton Taxi badge is easy to get and costs £233.48 for a 1 year licence or £289.48 for a 3 year licence. In addition to this you need to apply for the Wolverhampton taxi badge for your vehicle, unless you are renting one. That may be more expensive. We will go through this at a later date.
I hope we simplified the process for you. If you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
The quicker you start the quicker you can get on the road and make money.
Ultimately, It all starts with your Taxi Medical.
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