There have been a lot of questions about the background check for Uber partners and drivers. I contacted Uber’s support team to get more information about driving for Uber.
The support team member, Maria, got back to me with the following information:
- You must be at least 21 years old. If you are under 23 years old, you must have had an active U.S. license for no less than 3 years. Only 1 year required for drivers over the age of 23.
- No more than 3 traffic violations within the last 3 years.
- No DUIs
- No Reckless
- No criminal record
- i.e.: no misdemeanors involving theft, violence or drugs and no felonies, etc.
I was also assured that there are no credit checks performed. If I were to speculate, the background check goes back only 10 years. So if any of the above occurred over 10 years ago, then you should be ok!
There you have it! If you have not yet started driving for Uber, and you qualify within the above limits. Please make sure to sign-up via this link so you can get the maximum amount signing bonus after getting approved and giving the minimum amount of rides.