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Uber and Bolt driver in Nigeria: Requirements and How to register

Last Updated on October 18, 2023 by admin


Do you want to become your own boss with good pay or you want to earn extra money by driving for a few hours weekly. If yes, Uber or Bolt is the right answer to your needs. Most Nigerians become drivers to make a few extra Naira, while others drive on a full-time basis.

To start with, you’ll need a car and access to a smartphone, which allows you to connect with paying passengers. The good thing with Uber is that it offers a golden opportunity to become your own boss, you can become a driver without having your own car even.

For starters, every Bolt and Uber driver in Nigeria must meet a minimum age requirement and possess some valid documents,driver’s license status, and driving experience. We are going to walk you through for requirements to become Uber and Bolt driver

How to drive with Uber in Nigeria

To start Making money on your schedule with Uber as a driver make sure you are:

Documents you will need

1. You must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license
2. You should not be younger than 21 years
3. You ought to have completed a safety screening
4. Taxpayer identification number to make you fully compliant with local and national regulations.
5.Driver profile photo, which must be in passport format and cannot be your driver’s license photo


Required vehicle documents

1. You should have a vehicle inspection report
2. Vehicle insurance must be in place
3. Road worthiness certificate and A valid Hackney permit

Vehicle requirement for Uber services

1. Model year 2000 or newer
2. 4-door car
3. Good condition with no cosmetic damage
4. A working radio
5. No full-sized vans or trucks
6. No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicle
7. No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Your paperwork

1. Vehicle inspection report
2. Vehicle insurance
3. Roadworthiness certificate
4. A valid Hackney permit

To see the list of require vehicle for this link:


How to get started with Uber registration

1. Sign up online via

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell uber a bit more about yourself and they’ll get you started.

2. Upload your documents

There are some of the documents we need to see:

Valid Nigerian drivers license
Valid LASDRI card (Lagos only)
Minimum of 21 years of age
Driver profile photo
Safety screening and virtual info session

3. Get a vehicle

Make sure that your vehicle is in excellent working and physical condition, so that it meets our standards in Nigeria.

4. Activate your account

If you’ve completed all the above steps, congratulations! You’re ready to activate your account and start making money.

Please note: Uber charges 25% as commission while driver take 75% but it actually takes a little more than that from their earnings. This is all due to the fact that some additional fees are taken by rideshare companies, resulting in a higher percentage for the cut.


How to drive with Bolt in Nigeria

For starters, every Bolt driver in Nigeria must meet a minimum age requirement and possess some valid documents either as a part-time driver or Full time,You can earn approximately N120,000 a week as a full time Bolt driver.

Bolt Driver requirements:

To enable qualify as Bolt driver here in Nigeria you must has the following requirements as listed below:

1. Hold a valid driver’s license
2. Attend driver training for service quality and use of the Bolt driver application
3. A smartphone with GPS
4. A clean criminal record
5. Additional documents for Lagos: LASDRI Card, Driver Badge and LASRRA Card


Bolt Vehicle requirements:

Bolt has a specific vehicle that is accepted which will qualify you to driver here in Nigeria:

1. A vehicle: manufactured in 2003 onwards, 4 doors, fully functional AC
2. Vehicle license
3. Insurance certificate
4. Proof of ownership
5. Certificate of road-worthiness
6. AutoGenius Vehicle Inspection Report
7. Additional documents for Lagos: State Hackney Permit and a vehicle body tag for all routes

Steps for the Bolt driver Registration process.

1. To get started with bolt registration process, kindly visit their online portal at:

Please note: If you have multiple vehicles and drivers, signup as a fleet owner here:

2. Input your Email, Phone number and state of location
3. Input your Personal information and vehicle details
4.Indicate your other information and your payment details
5. After registration with Bolt online portal, you will receive an email with all the necessary information about upcoming training and information about getting your documents inspected.

6. Download the Bolt Driver app on your smart device via (Android, iOS) and pick up your first passenger

7. To start using the app, log in with your chosen username and password. You will receive your login details directly to your email after your driver application has been approved.

How to use the Bolt Driver App

1. Swipe right to go online and set your driving radius
2. When you get a ride request, you will instantly see the pickup address, the distance to the passenger and the estimated time of arrival
3. Swipe right to accept the request — you have 20 seconds to do so
4. When you have reached the pickup point, swipe right to notify the passenger that you have arrived

5. If your rider is not with you 4-5 minutes after reaching their pickup point, call them. You can find the option to call the passenger when you click on the three stripes in the upper right corner

How to get paid as Bolt Driver

Bolt drivers can get paid in two ways
1. in cash: Cash payments go directly to the driver
2. via card: card payments reflect in driver ending balance and are remitted at the start of each week.

Please note: Bolt only takes 20% commission on each trip, meaning that you get to keep 80% on every trip. If you want to get more detailed information, please contact us at


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