The PCO License renewal process is simple. The PCO License is valid for a period of 3 years, and every 3 years you will have to get it renewed in order to carry on working as a licensed private hire driver in London. Luckily Transport for London, who run the Public Carriage Officer (PCO), will send you your renewal forms before your current license expires. So all you need to do is remember to send them back.
Don’t leave it too late to renew your PCO license
It can take many weeks for PCO licence renewals to be processed. Don’t leave it too late otherwise your license may expire and you won’t be able to work. Coupled with this your insurance policy will be invalid too.
If you overlook the renewal of your licence make sure you don’t re-apply too late. If more than 3 months has lapsed from your licence expiry date before your renewal application will be refused. In such a case you will be treated as a completely new applicant meaning you will have to go through the entire application process from the start.
What do I need?
As part of the renewal process, it is important that you follow these guidelines:
- Read through thoroughly and sign the declarations
- Send your renewal application form in before the expiration of your current PCO-licence
- Remember to send both the Licence Fee and the Application Fee with your completed form
- A new DBS (CRB) check is required (as they only have a validity of 3 months)
- A new Medical Check is also required
- The appropriate renewal payment
If you are required to send a medical form or a DBS form then these will be automatically included in your renewal application pack. If you wish to get your Medical Check done asap please call us on 020 3780 1055 and we’ll get you booked and seen asap.
If you’ve got any questions regarding your renewal then please feel free to contact the PCO and Transport for London on:
Our office: 020 3780 1055
Tel: 0343 222 4444
Fax: 020 3054 5314