How to Become An Uber Driver in Ghana [Step By Step Guide]

If you have been wondering how to become an Uber driver in Ghana, and you want to know the full registration process, then we have got you covered. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you all the necessary steps and requirements that you need to register your car for Uber Service in Ghana.

What is Uber?

Uber is an online platform that connects driver-partners and riders. As an Uber driver-partner, you can use your own vehicle or fleet partners’ vehicle to pick up riders and drive them to preferred destinations in Accra. You are paid a fare for each completed trip that you make.

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Becoming an Uber Ghana partner requires some level of driving experience and some documentation. We will show you all the necessary documents required before joining Uber platform in Ghana.

How to Become An Uber Driver in Ghana

Documents Required to Become An Uber Driver in Ghana

Below are the documents required to partner Uber as a driver in Ghana.

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Car model must be 2000 and newer
  • Driver’s License
  • Car Insurance
  • Proof of Insurance – Upload the proof of insurance document for your vehicle. The insurance cover should be third-party insurance with comprehensive cover.
  • Clearance certificate from Ghana police headquarters
  • You must be at least 21 years’ old to drive with Uber In Ghana
  • Roadworthy Sticker

How to Obtain Roadworthy Sticker (DVLA)

The roadworthy sticker can be acquired by registering your vehicle at the nearest DVLA office. In the process of registering your vehicle, your vehicle go through several checks to make sure it is on a good condition to be on the road. If your vehicle passes this test, the DVLA will issue you the roadworthy sticker.

Uber Ghana Car Requirements

Not every car is accepted on the Uber Ghana service network. The following are the specific requirements for the accepted vehicles on the Uber driver service network.

  • The Car model must be 2000 and newer
  • Your car must have no major cosmetic damage
  • It must not be a salvaged or rebuilt vehicle.
  • The car must possess 4 working doors and air conditioning
  • Full sized vans or marked vehicle are not acceptable
  • Taxis or government marked vehicles are not acceptable

Recommended Vehicles for Uber Service in Ghana

Below is the list of vehicles recommended for Uber service in Ghana.

Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Optima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nisan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Jetta, Volvo S40

This list is by no means exhaustive. It is just a clear picture of what is required from an Uber driver in Ghana.

How to Register to Become An Uber Driver in Ghana

Once you have met all the necessary requirements, proceed to sign up at https://www.uber.com/signup/drive.

Thereafter, you will receive an email from Uber requesting that you fill some documents and upload the scanned documents and send back.

Uber Interview and Background Check

During this stage, Uber will use your uploaded documents to conduct thorough background checks to ascertain if an intending driver possesses a criminal history. Intending Uber drivers are also expected to undergo a screening process where they are required to pass both oral and written interviews to ascertain your driving skills. This process takes about 2 to 3 weeks.

Uber then signs you up on the platform once you pass the screening process, background checks and vehicle inspection.

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Uber Formal Signup

After you have scaled through the test and screening processes, you will be signed up formally into the Uber Ghana driver service.

You can choose your preferred Uber service. Currently, there is only one Uber service avaliable in Ghana. it is called the Uber-X service and it is the most used and well known Uber service worldwide. The Uber X service also offers affordable service package.

How Much Do Uber Driver Earn in Ghana?

The Demand for Uber service is quite high in Accra. If you decide to become a full-time driver with Uber, you are going to be making a lot of trips which translate to lots of money.

Below is the Uber fare estimate in Ghana.

  • Base far: GHS1.7
  • Cost per min: GHS0.19
  • Cost per KM: GHS0.81

The minimum charge incurred on the Uber service is GHS5 and cancellation fee is GHS5.

Other Requirements for Uber Drivers in Ghana

  • You must be about 21 years and older to be a driver with the Uber driver service
  • You must be aware that all costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, Uber royalties and so on are solely your responsibility.
  • You must have a good smartphone with which you’ll need to use the Uber application.

The Uber Ghana driver service is a good way of making money as a driver. So what are you waiting for, you can get started today.

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