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 the Public Carriage Officer (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 to renew your PCO licence
It can take up to 6 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 it will mean your insurance policy will be invalid 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 it as if you leave it more than 3 months 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 the start.
What do I need?
- You will need a recent passport photo.
- Photocopies of both parts of your driving licence.
- Completed Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) form.
- Completed medical form (if required, normally if you are over 45 and are not a taxi driver or hold a group 2 DVLA licence)
- Payment of £250
If you are required to send a medical form or a CRB 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 the PCO and Transport for London on:
Tel: 0343 222 4444
Fax: 020 3054 5314