Dual Driver eligibility criteria


Dual Driver eligibility criteria

There are strict requirements for becoming a Dual Driver in the Rother area

In order to apply for a Dual Driver's Licence, you must:

  • Hold a full DVLA, Northern Ireland or other EEA state driver's licence
  • Have held your licence for at least 36 months
  • Be a "fit and proper" person

In order to establish that you are a "fit and proper" person you will need to:

  • Provide details of your driving history by allowing the Council access to your DVLA records
  • Provide evidence of your conviction history by completing a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure form to Enhanced Level.  You will be given details of how to complete this at your first appointment.
  • Pass a Private Hire/Hackney Carriage practical driving assessment test.  Details of the organisations we use to provide this service will be provided at your first appointment. (NB: Applicants who hold a current PCV Licence will be exempt from this requirement).
  • Undergo a rigorous medical examination, carried out by your own doctor, to DVLA Group II Medical Standards. This will be required with each time your licence is renewed until reaching 65 years.  Thereafter it will be required annually.

Applicants who have undergone Group II Medicals in respect of their vocational licences may in certain circumstances be exempt from undergoing a further medical examination. Please speak to an officer if you think this may apply to you.

Criminal Convictions' Policy

Before applying or renewing a licence, applicants should check whether any convictions (including spent convictions) will bar you from holding a licence.

Dual Drivers and the Immigration Act 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 introduces new sanctions to tackle illegal migration and illegal working.

Knowledge test

Our Knowledge Test asks a variety of questions about driving legislation, vehicle maintenance and the local area.

English Qualification and test

If you are unable to prove that you have English Language qualifications to a secondary school level then you will need to take our English test.

Ready to apply?

If you think you are likely to meet the standard to become a Dual Driver in Wealden then please move on to our Apply to become a Dual Driver page.


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