Drivers renewing a taxi or private hire licence
From the 1st January 2016, all drivers renewing a taxi or private hire licence must have a Certificate of Good Conduct if they have lived or been on holiday outside the UK for more than three months since their last licence was issued.
Certificate of Good Conduct
If you have lived in another country for three months or more since the age of 18, you need to produce a Certificate of Good Conduct from the relevant authority in the country, or the countries, you lived in during that time, as well as a Certificate of Disclosure.
All Certificates of Good Conduct must be in English and you must pay for them. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides links to all Embassy and High Commission websites. You will find information on how to apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct on each of these websites.
We may also approach the Embassy or appropriate body to verify any documents you provide.
I have a Certificate of Good Conduct – what do I do?
Once you have got your certificate, please contact us on 0151 233 3015 before you apply for your checks. We will make you an appointment for us to verify and approve of your certificate. You will then be ready to apply for your checks.
I can’t provide a Certificate of Good Conduct – what do I do?
If you cannot provide a Certificate of Good Conduct please contact us on 0151 233 3015. We will make you an appointment for you to come in and tell us why.
You will still be require to provide at least two written references (in English) from individuals and/or bodies who can confirm your conduct while you lived in that country in question. References must not be supplied by a family member.
Once we have approved these reference, you will then be ready to apply for your checks.
I have asylum seeker/refugee status
If you have been granted or are waiting a decision on being granted asylum or refugee status you will not be required to produce a certificate from the country you are claiming asylum from. However, you will need to provide a certificate from any other country you have lived in.
Please contact us on 0151 233 3015 .We will make an appointment for you to come in and see us. You will need to bring in your letter from the Home Office showing you have or are awaiting asylum status together with any other documents/ visa/work permit to support this.
Once we have approved these documents, you will then be ready to apply for your checks.