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Buckinghamshire document requirements

The Buckinghamshire area includes Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire and Wycombe. Drivers licensed in any of these areas must provide the documents listed below to be considered for driving on the Bolt platform.

Please follow the instructions carefully 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 the government webpage or 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 Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire or Wycombe Council
  • Must be a photograph of the front of the current Driver Badge
  • Your image, PHL Number, Name and Expiry Date must be clearly visible
  • Your Licence Number, Name and Expiry Date must match your paper PHL

Private Hire Driver Licence

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  • Must be issued by Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire or Wycombe Council
  • Must be a clear photograph of the whole page
  • Address (including postcode) must match with your UK Plastic Driving Licence

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

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  • Must be issued by Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire or Wycombe Council
  • Must be a clear photograph of the entire page
  • Must be a valid Private Hire Vehicle Licence

MOT Test Certificate

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  • Must be your most recent MOT test certificate
  • The certificate must state "Pass" or "Pass with defects"
  • Must be a valid MOT certificate
  • Required for all vehicles

V5C Logbook, New Keeper Slip or E-Logbook

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  • Please upload pages from the logbook which include your vehicle registration number, V5C document number, and Vehicle keeper's details (name and address)
  • New Keeper Slips will be accepted for a period of 2 months from the day of transfer or sale
  • Confirmation of Registration is accepted 1 year from the date of first registration
  • E-logbooks are accepted

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:
    • Your face is centred in the frame
    • Nobody else is in the frame
    • The image is not blurry
    • Please do not wear a hat or sunglasses (eyeglasses and religious garments are accepted)
    • The photo is taken in good lighting (try facing a light source, like a lamp or window)
    • The image is taken against a solid background
    • The photo is taken with the camera at eye level
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