We offer a Fast Track service where we will process your application within two working days or less

Applications for a Licence to Drive a Private Hire Vehicle will normally be processed within 15 working days. Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle Licence will normally be processed within 10 working days.

If you require your licence sooner, we offer a Fast Track service where we will process your application within two working days or less. There is a non-refundable fee of £100 to fast track a Private Hire Driver application, and a £180 fee to fast track a Private Hire Vehicle application.

We can only fast track correct and complete applications.

New Driver

Will I be able to Fast Track with criminal/motoring convictions?

No. We will be unable to complete your application within the two working days specified, as you may need to attend a hearing to discuss this information.

Can I Fast Track if I am licensed/have been previously licensed by another local authority?

No. The reason is since we will need to consult with this local authority, to which there is no timescale, unfortunately.

What are the requirements in order to Fast Track for a new Driver application?

In addition to the above, the answer to the following questions must be ‘Yes’ to proceed:

Please note that if Licensing Services find any information is not correct when your application is checked, we will not be able to treat it as a Fast Track and no refund will be given.

  • Have you paid the application fee through Sage Pay?
  • Have you received an email confirmation with the WTP reference number?
  • Have you passed the Private Hire Training and Assessment Programme within 12 months of your application?
  • Have you applied for and received your full enhanced DBS certificate and DVLA Mandate through Personnel Checks Wolverhampton?
  • Are your DBS certificate and DVLA driving record clear of convictions, cautions or reprimands, and dated within 3 months of your application?
  • Have you submitted an acceptable image of all pages of your full enhanced DBS certificate?
  • Have you submitted an acceptable image of both sides of your full UK driving licence for Category B vehicles, which you have held for at least 12 months?
  • Have you submitted an acceptable image of a completed medical certificate, which states that you are fit to drive to the DVLA Group 2 standard?
  • Is your Medical certificate dated within 3 months of the application date, with the doctor’s endorsement that you are fit to be a Private Hire driver?
  • Has the doctor selected a medical assessment schedule?
  • Have you submitted an acceptable passport-type photograph of yourself?
  • Is your full name consistent across all documents you have provided?
  • Are all of your documents in the same address? If not, have you sent us your current DVLA Driving Licence and a confirmation of your old and new address?
  • Do you have documents evidencing your right to work in the UK?

If the answer to the above is ‘Yes’, please contact our Customer Services team on 01902 551155 who will take payment for your application.

Renewal Driver

What are the requirements in order to Fast Track for a renewal Driver application?

The answer to all of the below questions must be ‘Yes’ to proceed

Please note that if Licensing Services find any information is not correct when your application is checked, we will not be able to treat it as a Fast Track and no refund will be given.

  • Have you completed your DBS check (if required)?
  • Have you completed your DVLA check?
  • Have you uploaded your medical certificate (if required)? The completed medical certificate, which must have the doctor's endorsement that you are fit to be a private hire driver?
  • Has the doctor specified when your next medical is due?
  • Have you attended the Safeguarding Course (if required- this will be included in their renewal letter if they need to attend).
  • Have you paid the appropriate application fee through Sage Pay?
  • Do you have correct documents evidencing your right to work in the UK?

If the answer to the above is ‘Yes’, please contact our Customer Services team on 01902 551155 who will take payment for your application.

Vehicle

What are the requirements in order to Fast Track for a vehicle application?

The answer to the below questions must be ‘Yes’ in order to proceed:

  • Have you submitted your V5 Registration Document?
  • Have you submitted an MOT Certificate from one of our approved testing stations within the last 10 working days?
  • Have you submitted a copy of your Insurance Certificate?

If the answer to the above is ‘Yes’, please contact our Customer Services team on 01902 551155 who will take payment for your application.

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