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Apply for a Dual Driver or Private Hire Licence

Use this service if you’ve already:

  • taken and passed your street knowledge test (SKT) within the last six months
  • had a successful checkup from your doctor
  • successfully applied for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check within the last three months

Applying

To apply for a licence, you’ll need to:

Once you’ve completed your application form, you’ll need to email it our Taxi Licensing team at taxis@swale.gov.uk, together with your proof of address, drivers licence and National Insurance number.

Fees and payment

If you’re:

  • over 70 when you apply, you’ll receive a licence for one year and you’ll need to pay £50
  • 70 or under when you apply, you’ll receive a licence for three years and you’ll need to pay £150

You can pay for your licence online. You’ll need:

  • an email address
  • a debit or credit card

What happens next

Once we’ve received your application, payment and evidence, we’ll start processing it. If it’s successful, we’ll send you your licence.

Before you can drive a taxi or private hire vehicle, you’ll need to have a valid vehicle licence, if you haven’t already.

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