PCO Licence Renewal
The PCO Licence 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 licenced private hire driver in London. Luckily, Transport for London, who run what everyone still refers to as The Public Carriage Office (PCO), will send you your renewal forms before your current licence expires so all you need to do is remember to send them back.
Don’t leave it too late – PCO licence Renewal.
It can take several weeks for a renewal to be processed, so don’t leave it too late otherwise your licence may expire and you won’t be able to work if it runs out. Not only because you’re unlicensed but also because your insurance policy will automatically be invalidated too.
If your licence does run out and you’re thinking of having a break then make sure you don’t apply too late to renew. If you leave it more than 3 months (grace period) from your expiry date before your renewal application then you will be treated as a completely new applicant meaning you will have to go through the entire application process from start.
What do I need?
- Completed Criminal Record Check (DBS).
- Completed Medical Form (only required if you are over 45 and are not a taxi driver or hold a group 2 DVLA licence)
- 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’ve got any questions regarding your renewal then please feel free to contact Transport for London on:
Tel: 0343 222 4444
Fax: 020 3054 5314