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HC/PH renew your driver licence

Coronavirus: Licensing - Taxis

You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.

The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance.

If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.

Follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.

You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.

Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.


Your application needs renewing every 3 years. You will be sent the relevant documents at least 1 month before your renewal date. If you lose them you can download the following:



Attachments required

Passport size photograph (only if your appearance has changed).

How long does it take?

2 working days

Validity & renewals

3 years. Once the licence has expired it cannot be renewed and a new application should be submitted. Your DBS disclosure and Medical are valid for 3 years.


Please contact taxi licensing in the first instance.