When the world’s pandemic is at its peak and some industries have difficulties with employing people, everybody is trying to make money in any way possible, at least to make ends meet. Nowadays, a very popular way of making easy money among expats in the Czech Republic is being a taxi driver. The reason is simple – practically the only thing you need is a car and a driving licence.
Wonder what are the requirements for becoming a taxi driver? Go ahead!
More and more expats coming to the Czech Republic choose to become taxi drivers. In Prague, it is very common that almost all the Uber/Bolt drivers are foreigners. The reason is simple – for expats it is a very easily obtainable job, especially for those, who lack qualification or language skills. All while the taxi companies, such as Uber or Bolt are hiring practically non-stop. Having more drivers means having more cars to serve the customers. Therefore the more available their services are the more attractive they are to customers.
Who can become a taxi driver?
Anyone who is older than 21 years old and, of course, has a driving licence can become a taxi driver. Besides that, one needs to have no criminal record. A clean criminal record is essential in obtaining a trade licence – in particular road transport. Which is also necessary in this case.
Besides the trade licence,a yellow card is needed as well. The yellow card is an authorization of a taxi service driver. This authorization can be obtained at the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Prague. You will receive the yellow card in a 30 day period after submitting your application and payment of 500 CZK fee. Yellow cards aren’t usually given to asylum seekers.
Did this opportunity catch your attention? Do you have any further questions? Feel free and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or get your driving licence first if you want to make your living by being a taxi driver!