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Bath document requirements

Drivers who are licensed by Bath & North East Somerset Council must provide the documents listed below to be considered for driving on the Bolt platform. Drivers in Bath can operate in the Bristol area.

Please follow carefully the instructions to have your documents successfully reviewed for account activation:


DVLA Driving licence

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  • Must be a photograph of the front of the current UK DVLA Plastic Driving Licence
  • Must be a full licence, not provisional
  • Address (including postcode) must match with your Private Hire Driver's licence

DVLA Check Code

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  • Must be generated on thegovernment webpageor by calling the DVLA
  • Must be a combination of letters and numbers exactly as shown on the webpage - the code is case-sensitive (please underline the capital letters if you are copying the code)

Private Hire Driver Badge

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  • Must be issued by Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Must be a photograph of the front of your current Private Hire Driver Badge, or Combined Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Driver Badge
  • Your image, PHL Number, Name and Expiry Date must be clearly shown
  • Your Licence Number, Name and Expiry Date must match your PHL

Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver's Licence (PHL)

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  • Must be issued by Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Must be a clear photograph of the full, original document
  • Address (including postcode) must match with your UK Plastic Driving Licence

Private Hire Vehicle Licence (PHV)

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  • Must be issued by Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Must be a clear photograph of the entire page
  • Must be a valid Private Hire Vehicle Licence
  • The vehicle make and model must match the vehicle make and model on the V5C Logbook

MOT Test Certificate

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  • MOT issue date must be within 6 months from the test last taken
  • For vehicles less than 1-year-old, not needed

V5C Logbook, New Keeper Slip or E-Logbook

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  • Must be the most up-to-date version of the V5C
  • Vehicle registration and Vehicle Keeper details must be presented. Please upload the sections containing the vehicle owner details and the car details
  • New Keeper Slips will be accepted for a period of 2 months since the day of transfer or sale
  • The Confirmation of Registration is accepted 2 months from the date of first registration. After 2 months, a full logbook must be submitted.

Hire and Reward Insurance Certificate

  • The insurance policy must state for “Hire and Reward”
  • Make sure that the Insurance policy does not have any typos in your name
  • Insurance documents with time restrictions on coverage are not accepted

If you rent a car:

  • Fleet insurance policy certification and any other supporting documents such as Policy Schedule (Driver and Vehicle schedule) or/and Permission letter

Bank statement

  • Must be for the same account that you will receive your Bolt payments to
  • The account must be in your name
    • We accept only personal bank details (including joint personal accounts)
  • The address, sort code and account number must be visible
  • The statement must not be over 3 months old
    • This can be shown as an issue date or as a date of a transaction
  • The financial details of the transactions can be excluded from the statement (cropped or blurred out)

Profile picture

  • Visible to clients on Bolt passenger App
  • Matches the requirements.
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