PCO Licence Application Checklist

There are 5 steps to complete your PCO Licence Application.

1.  Topographical Skills Certificate

Unless you are exempt, as part of the application for a PCO Licence you will need to demonstrate your Topographical Skills, which is your ability to read a map and plan routes.

2. Application Forms

There are several forms in the application pack that need to be completed in order to become a licenced mini cab driver in London. The PHV/203 is the main part. Click here to download the forms.

3. DBS (CRB) Check

Every PCO Licence applicant will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously known as CRB check) with TMGCRB, which can be done on line. Got to www.tmgcrb.co.uk, register and follow the instructions to complete the form, print the ID Verification page and take it along with your Identification papers to the Post Office who will complete the ID check and take the payment of £56.85. A ten digit Reference Number (‘E-Number’) will be sent to your email address within 3 to 5 days by the CRB, which will need to be added to the PHV/203 form.

Important: Your full PCO Licence application pack will need to be submitted to TfL within 90 days of having completed the CRB check. A CRB Check is only valid for 90 days.

4. Medical Check

Your GP will need to complete the PHV/204 form included in the application pack.  In the event of any serious medical issues that could hinder a successful application for a PCO Licence, we advise you to read the information pages in here and complete a medical check with your GP at the outset.

​5. Application Checklist

The final step is to make sure that the forms have been filled in correctly and that all the supplementary information required is sent along with the PCO-Licence Application pack.

You can send your Application Pack directly to the LTPH, or use the Post Office Check-and –Send service. Alternatively, PCO-Licence London can do it all for you.

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