A Dual Licence is a licence that allows you to drive a Hackney Carriage and a Private Hire Vehicle.

New Dual Licence

To apply for a Dual Licence, applicants must have held a valid UK driving licence for a minimum period of 12 months. As well as this, the following processes must be completed:

  • Enhanced (not basic) DBS certificate through Personnel Checks (taxi@personnelchecks.co.uk), supported by City of Wolverhampton Council, and must not be dated later than 3 months before the date the application is made
  • DVLA Driving Licence check via Personnel Checks (taxi@personnelchecks.co.uk)
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver training and theoretical tests
  • Hackney Carriage Driving Assessment
  • Medical examination – the medical form can be found under Downloads

Once all of the above has been completed, an appointment will need to be made to submit your application.

You can request an appointment by emailing driver.lic@wolverhampton.gov.uk advising all of the above steps have been completed.

Dual Licence Renewal

Existing drivers will receive an appointment in the post to renew their Dual Licence before the licence expires.

However, please note that Licensing Services are not obliged to do this; therefore the onus is on the driver to ensure they submit a renewal before the expiry of their licence.

If you have not received your renewal appointment, please email driver.lic@wolverhampton.gov.uk advising us of this.

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