What is the screening process?

You must pass a background check before you can accept trip or delivery requests using the Uber App. (FN 1) (FN2). At minimum, a new background check report is required annually (in some cities, more frequently). You may also be enrolled in a new offense notification program, intended to proactively notify Uber when there has been a relevant change in your criminal history.

In the United States, background checks are performed by Uber’s third-party background check providers Checkr, HireRight, and Samba Safety. The background check does not include a credit check.

Your consent is required before we can initiate a background check in connection with your request to partner with Uber. Where permitted, your consent will allow Uber to request additional background checks during the term of your relationship with Uber. You’ll also need to provide:

  • A valid Social Security Number (SSN)
  • A valid U.S. Driver’s License

Background checks usually take 3-5 business days to complete, but can take longer depending on a number of factors such as county courthouse processes. Please note that while you may have received notice of your completed report from one of our third-party background check providers, Uber may require additional time to review the results.

Footnote 1. Depending on applicable regulations, laws, and practices in the city where you want to drive, this background screening may include your entire adult history, beginning at the age of 18.

Footnote 2. Not applicable in New York City. All earners are provided notice of their conditional engagement before a criminal background check is performed.