Once your account is approved, you can pick up riders in DC and drop them off anywhere in the DMV area for 90 days without an inspection, and you can pick up riders in VA and drop them off anywhere in the DMV area for 30 days without an inspection. Local laws require everyone driving with Uber to complete a vehicle inspection to pick up riders in MD.
We recommend the Virginia State safety inspection, since it is the cheapest option and allows you to pick up riders in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. If you choose to get a MD State safety inspection you will only be able to pick up riders in DC and MD (not VA).
Once you have completed the Virginia State safety inspection, upload a photo of the inspection certificate to your account on partners.uber.com. We will let you know by text and email within 5 days of sending us the safety inspection that you are able to pick up riders in Virginia and Maryland.
Please check that your vehicle meets your city's Uber vehicle requirements before having your vehicle inspected.
It is your responsibility to make any repairs needed to pass the vehicle inspection. Please note that passing the vehicle inspection does not guarantee access to the Uber platform.
Inspections are valid for one year since completion. We can only accept the full document version of the inspections - no stickers, or emissions inspections.