How to become a taxi driver in Ireland?

Whether you drive your own vehicle, drive a vehicle owned by someone else, or work as an employee for a dispatch operator or another third party, you must comply with the SPSV regulations.

To become a taxi driver you must have the following:

♦   SPSV licence
You must have an SPSV driver licence in addition to your regular driving licence.


♦   A licensed SPSV

The vehicle that you operate must be associated with an active vehicle licence.

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♦   A valid certificate of insurance

The vehicle must be insured to operate as an SPSV.

♦   A valid certificate of roadworthiness

The vehicle must have an NCT certificate.