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					              HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER LICENCE - RENEWAL APPLICATION

Documents to be submitted to make application;
1. Driving Licence
2. 1 Photograph, colour passport size (recent and a true likeness - avoid hats and sunglasses)
3. Proof of Right to Work in the UK (see notes)
4. Medical Certificate (see notes)
5. Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure Application – A CRB is required on First Grant /
    First Renewal / and then every 3 years.
6. ID Documents to support your CRB - please see separate guidance from the CRB on
   what ID documents are required and how to complete the CRB application.

 Name:            _______________________________________________________

 Badge No.        _______________________________________________________

 Address:         _______________________________________________________

 Contact details: _______________________________________________________

 e-mail address: ________________________________________________________

 Are you aware of any ENQUIRIES OR INVESTIGATIONS of any kind or description
 (including motoring and/or Hackney Carriage/Private Hire) being made at the present
 time by the Police or any Local Authority? If YES, please give details;


 Have you had any summons served on you for any offence(s) which has NOT been
 heard at Court? If YES, please give details;


 Have you received any convictions, cautions or warnings since your last driver
 application, if YES, please provide details

     Convictions, Cautions, Warnings & Reprimands (including Binding Overs)
     Date                  Offence             Penalty / Sentence imposed




 I DECLARE that the answers to ALL questions and all other particulars provided in
 connection with this application are accurate and no relevant information has been
 omitted either knowingly or through lack of care.

 Applicants Signature: _________________________________ Date: ______________
                                 HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER
                                  NOTES FOR APPLICANTS

1. When the licence expires it may then be renewed for a period not exceeding three years.

2. Until you hold a valid hackney carriage driver’s licence then you are not permitted to drive
   any hackney carriage vehicle for any purpose. If you are found to be driving a hackney
   carriage vehicle without a valid hackney carriage driver’s licence you may be liable to
   prosecution.

3. Any vehicle that you intend to drive for Hackney Carriage purposes must be a licensed
   Hackney Carriage Vehicle.

4. Criminal Record Bureau Enhanced Disclosures are required with the following
   applications;
   a) First Grant
   b) First Renewal (after initial 12 month licence)
   c) Every three years on renewal

5. Medical Requirements - A Medical Certificate to Group 2 Standard is required on the
   occasions listed below:-

    (a)   First Application for a licence;
    (b)   Application for grant of licence
    c)    Application for renewal on or after age 45 and then every 5 years until age 65;
    (d)   Application for renewal after age 65 and every year thereafter (badges only issued
          for up to 1 year); and
    (e)   Any other times when required by the Council

7. Proof of Right to Work in the UK - proof should be submitted on application also, but if
   proof cannot be provided at that time the Council will allow application to be made, but no
   licence will be granted until proof has been provided.

8. All supporting documents to this application including Medical Certificate and DSA
   Assessment must be submitted within 3 months of a satisfactory Criminal Records
   Bureau Disclosure. If an applicant fails to provide the necessary documents in the
   timescale provided their application will be rejected.

9. If you fail to renew your licence before it expires and wish to re-apply, you will be a
   new applicant and will be required to undertake a CRB, Medical, DSA test and any
   other current requirements as a new driver.

10. Additional Convictions/Cautions/Warnings/Reprimands
  From 1st January 2011 the Councils Conviction Policy will take effect. The policy provides a
  clear and easy to understand eligibility criteria for applicants and current licence holders.

The City of Wakefield MDC requires this information in order to process your application for a
licence. The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and may use the
information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. From time
to time, as prescribed by Law, we may share your information with other Government
Departments such as the Inland Revenue, Benefits Agency and the Police, and with other
bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds. Further information is available on
our website at: www.wakefield.gov.uk/nfi

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Licensing fees
1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012

Driver licence
First grant

For hackney carriage or private hire
1 year                                                                             £235

For both hackney carriage and private hire
1 year                                                                             £293
The above is a total cost and includes a badge fee of £23 and CRB check at £44

Renewal

For hackney carriage or private hire
1 year                                                                             £114
2 year                                                                             £190
3 year                                                                             £226

For both hackney carriage and private hire
1 year                                                                             £171
2 year                                                                             £285
3 year                                                                             £340

The above does not include the cost of a CRB check and a fee of £44 should be added where
appropriate

Additional licence type to expire with existing licence

1 year                                                                             £57
2 year                                                                             £95
3 year                                                                             £113


Replacements

Licence (lost or stolen)                                                           £23
Badge                                                                              £23


If you are refused a licence or you decide to withdraw your application then we will refund
your application fee minus an administration charge of £69




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                        PROOF OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK
                       LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTATION
To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (as amended at 1 May 2004), before
you obtain a licence to work as a Private Hire or Hackney Carriage driver, you must supply
original documentation proving that you have a right to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

If the applicant can produce a satisfactory document from List A, eligibility to work in the UK
will have been established and will not need to be checked again. If an application is made
after a licence has expired then proof of a person’s RTW in the UK will be required again.

LIST A

1. A current valid British passport
2. A passport or national identity card showing that the holder is a national of a European
   Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
3. A residence permit or registration document certifying or indicating permanent
   residence issued by the Home Office or the UK Border Agency to the national of an
   EEA.
4. A permanent residence card issued by the Home Office or the UK Border agency to the
   family member of a national of an EEA country or Switzerland.
5. A Biometric Immigration Document issued by the UK Border Agency to the holder,
   which indicates that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or
   has no time limit on their stay in the UK.
6. A passport or other travel document endorsed to show you are allowed to stay
   indefinitely in the UK, have the right of abode in the UK or have no time limit on their
   stay in the UK. .

Documents 7-11 if produced MUST be submitted with an official document giving the person’s
permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or previous
employer. This could be: a P45 or P60 issued by a previous employer, a National Insurance card, or a letter
from a relevant Government Agency.

7. An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration
    Agency or UK Border Agency indicating that the person named in it is allowed to stay
    indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.
8. A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Island, the Isle of Man or Ireland which
    includes the name(s) of at least one of the holders parents.
9. A full adoption certificate issued in the UK, Channel Island, the Isle of Man or Ireland
    which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s adoptive parents.
10. A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen.
11. A letter issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or UK Border
    Agency to the holder which indicates that the person named in it is allowed to stay
    indefinitely in the UK.

If you produce a document from List B then the document must be re-verified on expiry which is at least every
12 months, to produce evidence of the eligibility to work in the UK.




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List B


1. A passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay
   in the UK and is allowed to do the type of work in question, provided that it does not
   require the issue of a work permit.
2. A Biometric Immigration Document, issued by the UK Border Agency to the holder which
   indicates that the person named in it can stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in
   question.
3. An Application Registration Card (ARC) issued by the Home Office, Border and
   Immigration Agency or the UK Border Agency stating that the holder is permitted to take
   employment, when produced in combination with evidence of verification by the UK
   Border Agency Employer Checking Service.
Documents 4 -8 if produced MUST be submitted with an official document giving the person’s
permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or previous
employer. This could be: a P45 or P60 issued by a previous employer, a National Insurance card, or a letter
from a relevant Government Agency.

4. A work permit or other approval to take employment issued by the Home Office, Border
   and Immigration Agency or the UK Border Agency.
5. A certificate of application issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or
   the UK Border Agency to or for a family member of a national of an EEA country or
   Switzerland, stating that the holder is permitted to take employment, which is less than 6
   months old.
6. A residence card or document issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration
   Agency or the UK Border Agency to a family member of a national of an EEA country or
   Switzerland.
7. An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration
   Agency or the UK Border Agency to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the
   person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom, and is allowed to do the work in
   question.
8. A letter issued by the Home Office or the UK Border Agency to the holder or the employer
   or prospective employer, which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the
   United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question.



Website address:- www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk




         Please note:
         Applications must be submitted to the licensing office no later than
         4.15pm (Mon to Thurs) or 3.45pm (Fri).




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                         Criminal Records Bureau – ID documents
What identity documents can be used?

All applicants must initially be considered for Route one.
Can the applicant produce a Group 1 document? If yes, then the applicant must
produce 3 documents:

        ▪ 1 document from Group 1 (refer to list of Valid Identity Documents); and
        ▪ 2 further documents from Group 1, 2a or 2b; one of which must verify their
        current address.

If the applicant has satisfied this route, then the document check is complete.

Every applicant must produce a Current Driving Licence (UK) as part of this application
therefore this route will nearly always be satisfied. If you have any issues producing a
document from Group 1, please contact the Licensing Office.


        Group 1 – Primary Trusted Identity Credentials
        ▪ Current valid Passport
        ▪ Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
        ▪ Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel
        Islands;
        ▪ Photo card only (a photo card is only valid if the individual presents it with
        the associated counterpart licence; except Jersey)
        ▪ Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at the time of birth;
         Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities
        overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces

        Group 2a – Trusted Government/State Issued Documents
        ▪ Current UK Driving licence (old style paper version)
        ▪ Current Non-UK Photo Driving Licence (valid only for applicants residing
        outside of the UK at time of application)
        ▪ Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - (issued after the time of birth by
        the General Register Office/relevant authority i.e. Registrars – Photocopies
        are not acceptable)
        ▪ Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
        ▪ Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
        ▪ HM Forces ID Card (UK)
        ▪Fire Arms Licence (UK and Channel Islands)

        Group 2b – Financial/Social History Documents
        ▪ Mortgage Statement (UK or EEA)** (Non-EEA statements must not be
        accepted)
        ▪ Bank/Building Society Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must
        not be accepted)
        ▪ Bank/Building Society Account Opening Confirmation Letter (UK)
        ▪ Credit Card Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must not be
        accepted)
        ▪ Financial Statement ** - e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
        ▪ P45/P60 Statement **(UK & Channel Islands)

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        ▪ Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands) **
        ▪ Work Permit/Visa (UK) (UK Residence Permit) **
        ▪ Letter of Sponsorship from future employment provider (Non-UK/Non-EEA
        only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of
        application)
        ▪ Utility Bill (UK)* – Not Mobile Telephone
        ▪ Benefit Statement* - e.g. Child Allowance, Pension
        ▪ A document from Central/ Local Government/ Government Agency/ Local
        Authority giving entitlement (UK & Channel Islands)*- e.g. from the
        Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service , Customs &
        Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security
        ▪ EU National ID Card
        ▪ Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)
        ▪ Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal (16/17 year olds in full time
        education - only used in exceptional circumstances when all other documents
        have been exhausted)

Please note:
If a document in the List of Valid Identity Documents is:
▪ denoted with * - it should be less than three months old
▪ denoted with ** - it should be issued within the past 12 months
▪ not denoted – it can be more than 12 months old.




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