New drivers

New drivers

Download How to apply for a licence to be a private hire or hackney carriage driver (pdf)

Apply for a basic English and numeracy test

(You will need a valid credit or debit card)

The next available test date is January 2019

 When we receive your application we will email you with details of where and when the test will take place. 

You must provide a valid email address and check your junk mail settings.

 

Before the test please make sure you read:  

Medical examination

  • New applicants must have a medical examination by a doctor (GP) who has access to all of the applicant’s medical history
  • Applicants must pass the Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Knowledge test before submitting the medical form
  • Applicants should discuss any motoring or criminal convictions which may result in the licence being refused before completing the medical examination as Newport City Council will not refund any medical fee.

Download the taxi driver medical report form (pdf) 

Application

When the basic English and numeracy test is passed and the medical examination is completed please email environment.licensing@newport.gov.uk to make an appointment to discuss a new Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Driver’s licence. 

We will send you an application form which you can either complete electronically and email to us before the appointment or bring with you when you come to see us.  

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