Uber First Step


From a license to finding a car, we're here to help you get on the road to earnings.
Your first step is to schedule an office visit below.

NYC requires a special license, and Uber can help you get it

Uber in NYC has fantastic earning opportunities and offers you complete control over your time and your schedule. Unlike in other cities though, to drive with Uber in NYC you need a special license from the TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission). Our goal is to help you get licensed and get a vehicle as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Start today and Uber will help you every step of the way. The whole process should take 4-6 weeks. Once you're driving, you'll be able to set your own schedule, drive when you want to, and have complete control over your hours. Uber offers an unparalleled balance of earnings and flexibility. 

Get on the road to better earnings today. Schedule your free Uber First Step below


✓ Submit your online TLC application ($252 to the TLC for a 3-year license)

✓ Learn how Uber works and how to get an Uber-ready vehicle

✓ Leave with coupons for FREE TLC-required defensive driving course & WAV class AND a $250 gift card redeemable upon first trip


✓ Upgrade your license & finish your FREE defensive driving course

✓ Go to your TLC appointment for drug testing & fingerprinting

✓ Take your FREE wheelchair training course 

✓ Take a TLC-required training class


✓ Upgrade your DMV license to a Class E/CDL

If you don't upgrade your license in time, come to your appointment so we can help.


✓ Driver's license

✓ Credit card (for TLC application fee)

*These offers are for new driver-partners only who have not yet completed a first trip in NYC and do so by November 12, 2016. New driver-partners driving green cab are not eligible for any of these offers.

To receive the $300 sign-on reward, you must complete 20 trips originating in NYC (with NYC defined as the five boroughs of New York City) with 20 unique riders within 7 days of your first trip date. To receive the $700 sign-on reward, you must complete 40 trips originating in NYC with 40 unique riders within 7 days of your first trip date. Partners who qualify for the $700-sign-on reward cannot qualify for the $300 sign-on reward as well.

To receive $6,000 in guaranteed earnings, for each of your first four weeks with Uber, beginning Monday 4AM after your activation date, complete 65 trips originating in NYC with 65 unique riders, with 25 of those trips originating in Manhattan below 110th St during peak hours. Peak hours are Mon-Fri 7AM-10AM, 5-7PM; Sat-Sun 12AM-3AM, 10AM-5PM. Driver destination trips do not count toward the required trips. Repeat trips with the same riders will not be counted toward your completed trips for the guarantee. Qualification parameters reset at the beginning of each new weekly incentive period. Guaranteed amounts are weekly net fares. Net earnings are net of Uber service fee, Black Car Fund, and sales tax.

To be eligible for a free car rental your first two weeks with Uber, you must rent a car from a participating NYC dealer (see t.uber.com/rentnyc) and must have not yet taken a first trip in NYC prior to vehicle delivery. To qualify for the free rental ($415/week incentive), complete at least 65 trips originating in NYC with 65 unique riders each week. Driver destination trips do not count toward the required trips. Repeat trips with the same riders will not be counted toward your completed trips for the offer. If you complete your first trip Monday-Wednesday, your first week begins upon first trip and you have until the next Monday 4AM to meet requirements for week 1. If you complete your first trip Thursday through Sunday, your first week begins the following Monday 4AM. $0/week calculations are based on rental cost of $415/week or below for uberX rental vehicles at participating dealers, excluding 2015/2016 mid-size sedan rentals from Buggy. If you elect to rent a vehicle costing over $415/week, you will be responsible for any cost over $415. You will get a $415 reward on your payment statement after fulfilling the requirements. Disclosures: Financing available through participating NYC dealers. Uber does not provide financing. NYC partners must have an active TLC license. To qualify for this program, you must sign a “payment deduction authorization agreement” with Uber under which you agree to make your weekly vehicle payment pursuant to the terms of that agreement. If you have good credit and still want a discount on a new car visit help.uber.com for a list of participating dealers. Please consult participating dealers for more information on pricing and terms. A deposit is not required for rentals to eligible Uber partners. Rental returns typically require two weeks' notice per the terms of the participating dealer.

We reserve the right to withhold or deduct payments that we determine or believe were in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of driver terms or these terms. Sign-on reward, guarantee and rental offer available for limited time only. Terms subject to change.