What background checks look for

Uber background check requirements


To ensure the safety of all users, Uber conducts thorough background checks on potential drivers. Here’s what you need to know:

What Uber’s background check includes:


Motor vehicle report (MVR):


  • You must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • You need one year of U.S. driving experience, or three years if you’re under 25 years old
  • Your driver’s license must be current and without disqualifying restrictions

Note for California and Florida Applicants: You must be 25 years of age to drive.

Criminal history:

  • Certain criminal convictions may l result in disqualification regardless of when they occurred, including murder, sexual assault, and terrorism-related offenses

  • Pending charges may also be disqualifying, unless and until they are resolved in your favor

  • Local regulations may require an individual assessment, including evidence of rehabilitation or good character, depending on where you intend to drive

Additional information:


  • Credit checks are not part of the background check process.
  • The criteria for the background check may differ based on local laws and Uber’s safety standards.
  • Depending on the city’s rules, your entire adult history starting at age 18 could be reviewed.
  • Uber partners with third-party background check providers like Checkr, HireRight, and Samba Safety.
  • In New York City, drivers are notified after receiving a conditional engagement before the background check is performed.

Remember, local laws might lead to disqualification for reasons not mentioned here. Always review the specific requirements for the city where you plan to drive or deliver with Uber.