Uber screening process

To drive or deliver with Uber, you need to pass a background check. This applies everywhere except New York City, where you’ll get a notice of conditional engagement first. No credit check is involved.

Duration for background check

  • Expect 3-5 business days for completion, though sometimes it may take longer
  • Factors such as county courthouse processes can affect the timing
  • Uber does not have the ability to speed up the process.
  • Once you get your completed report from Checkr, HireRight, or Samba Safety, Uber might need extra time for review

Requirements for your background check

  • Your consent, which also allows Uber to run additional checks if needed during your time with us
  • A valid social security number
  • A valid US driver’s license

Understanding your background check

  • The background screening may cover your entire history as an adult, starting at age 18
  • You must complete a new background check at least once a year
  • Some cities may require more frequent checks
  • You’ll be part of a program that alerts Uber to new offenses in your criminal history

Screenings are an important part of Uber’s commitment to help keep the platform safe.