As traditional employment models have been changing, many individuals are turning to innovative platforms like Uber to secure their financial future. Uber driving has become synonymous with the gig economy, offering a flexible rewarding income source. However, entering this trendy job requires a clear understanding of the activation process. This article explores the ins and outs of how to activate an Uber driver account in Bangladesh. It also covers the account deletion and reactivation procedures.
Prerequisites for Activating an Uber Driver Account
Prospective Uber drivers have the opportunity to join the platform without the necessity of owning a motorbike or car. However, adherence to ride-sharing regulations is crucial, varying country-wise. For instance, in Bangladesh's perspective, it includes obtaining a ride-sharing enlistment certificate from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). The certificate can be acquired by the vehicle owner and through Uber's company for those who do not own a vehicle.
Additionally, there is a universal requirement for all Uber drivers in Bangladesh to meet the minimum age criterion of 18 years, as established by the BRTA for driver's licenses.
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Documents Required to Activate Uber Driver Account
For the Driver
- An identity card containing the driver's personal information.
- A profile photograph that adheres to specific guidelines: it must be a well-lit image without glasses, focusing on the driver's full face and top of shoulders. This photo should solely feature the driver's face without the inclusion of a driving license image or any other printed photograph.
- A National Identity Card (NID)
- A valid driving license.
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For the Vehicle (Motorbike/Car)
- Registration form
- Fitness certificate
- Tax token
- Insurance certificate.
If the applicant does not own a vehicle, only the following documents are required:
- National Identity Card (NID) or equivalent identification
- Valid driving license.
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Application Process for BRTA Ride-Sharing Enrollment
Registering the BRTA Service Portal
- Initiate the process by visiting the BRTA Service Portal (https://bsp.brta.gov.bd/register).
- Click on the 'Register' option and verify the email address. Verification involves receiving a confirmation message in the email and an OTP on the mobile number.
- Once verified, log in using the email address or mobile number and password.
Access the profile by clicking on the image on the dashboard and complete all required information.