How to become an Uber Driver/Partner in Manila

**We’ve moved to www.ubermanilatips.com**

Refer to this UPDATED step by step guide on how to be an Uber Partner:

http://ubermanilatips.com/how-to-be-an-uber-driverpartner-in-manila/

 

There might be some of you who are wondering how to become an Uber Driver/Partner.

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First, we recommend that you go to one of their Info Sessions to know the details firsthand. We’ve posted about their Info Sessions and it’s schedule here.

Everything that’s stated here are from their Info Session late of 2014. If there are details here that needs to be updated, please let us know on the comments section.

As far as we know, here’s how you become an Uber Partner.


Step 1: Create Partner Profile

Go to https://partners.uber.com/drive/  and  choose the city you want to drive in (i.e. “Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines”).

Select your Vehicle Type: UberX or UberBlack. Check this post describing the difference.

You’ll be taken to this page. Fill in the required fields. During registration, you can use our Uber Partner Invite Code: qpkmy.

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Step 2: Register your Banking Details

In your dashboard, click on the “Banking” menu and you will be taken to another page (https://vault.uber.com)

Important Notes:

  • Make sure the name you register is the exact name of the bank account you’re trying to enroll
  • the Uber partner (account holder) and the name on the registered bank account does NOT need to be the same
  • For Bank SWIFT/BIN Code, refer to this link.

Step 3: Enroll a Driver

You’ll need the following details about your driver/s: Driver Name, Cellphone Number, Email Address, Username and Password (you’ll create these) . You can add several drivers including yourself, if you know the limit on the number of vehicles you can enroll, please share with us in the comments.

Requirements:

  1. Professional Driver’s License  + OR
  2. NBI Clearance

Step 4: Enroll a Vehicle

In the dashboard, you need to add a vehicle and indicate these details about your vehicle: model, make, year, color of interior and exterior. Then, upload the required  documents as follows:

  1. Proof of Vehicle Registration: LTO Registration/ ORCR/ Sales Invoice
  2. Proof of Insurance: Comprehensive or TPL
  3.  Four (4) Pictures of your vehicle: Front External View (License/CS visible), Rear External View (License/CS visible), Inside View Dashboard Console and Inside View Backseat

Important Notes:

  • Make sure the documents are valid and not expired, expiration date is correct and documents are clearly seen
  • Model of the vehicle has to be 3 years old or newer upon application (ex. If you’re applying 2016, the car has to be 2013 or newer)
  • You must bring this vehicle in for review by Uber before driving. You can add multiple vehicles, if you know the limit on the number of vehicles you can enroll, let us know in the comments below.
  • The name on the Proof of Registration and Proof of Insurance has to be the SAME
  • The name of the Uber Partner (account holder) and the name on the Proof of Registration and Insurance does NOT need to be the same
  • Uber will deduct a Passenger Accident Insurance on your first pay out. This is Php 165 per passenger per year. This depends on the passenger capacity of your vehicle. Sample computation 5 seats (4 passenger + 1 driver) x Php 165 = Php 825 per year.

Step 5: Driver On-Boarding/ Orientation

Once you’ve completed the requirements, you can go to Uber’s office at 11/F SM Aura Tower, BGC for the Driver Orientation. The schedule is every day from Monday to Friday at 10am which usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

After this, Uber will do a background check and results will be released via e-mail after 7 business days.

Once background check is cleared, the mobile device will be issued to you–no CASH OR DEPOSIT needed from you!

Viola! You can go online and drive immediately.

Important Notes:

  • You need to bring the vehicle for physical inspection
  • You can go for Driver On-Boarding as soon as you’ve uploaded all the requirements above. No need to wait for the document status to be “Active”.
  • Releasing of the mobile device can take up to 7 days and NO CASH DEPOSIT will be collected. We’ve heard some Uber partners are asking some money/cashout from other people wanting to get a vehicle signed up.

Please let us know if there are details that need to be updated in this post, everyone will greatly appreciate your contribution!

If you still have questions, you can contact us or comment on this post. We’ll try our best to give you the most accurate information.

If you’ve found this article helpful, we hope you could use our Invite Code QPKMY when you sign up for a partner account.

Welcome Uber Partner!

 

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Uber Manila Info Sessions

**We’ve moved to www.ubermanilatips.com**

Uber Manila Info Sessions are BACK!
Refer to this updated article about Partner Info Sessions:

http://ubermanilatips.com/uber-manila-info-session-schedule/

 

Hello there!

I’ve received some inquiries on how to become a partner/driver for Uber Manila. Uber themselves will tell you how.

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UBER MANILA OPEN INFO SESSIONS

When: 12nn-1pm, Jan. 21-23

Where: 11/F SM Aura Tower 26th St. cor McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

RSVP here in their Facebook Event.

Note: Since a lot of people as signified interest, ONLY the first 50 people will be accommodated per session on a FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED basis. So be there on time!

Also, before they had this Open Info Sessions every day this week, the schedule  was every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12nn-1pm,11/F SM Aura Tower, BGC, Taguig. Not really sure if they’ll discontinue this after the open info sessions this week.


If you’ll be signing up a partner account, you can do so in https://partners.uber.com

Update: Here’s our more detailed post on how to sign up as an Uber Partner/Driver. Ride on!

Basics: How to switch cards during payment

We’ve told you how to enroll additional credit cards in your Uber account in this post and we also gave you a tip on how you can turn on/off your Uber credits in another post.

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This post, we’ll cover how to switch/change your card for payment. This is also covered in detail in this post about turning off your Uber credits. Basic steps are just the same.

NOTE: You can only do this BEFORE you request for a ride so make sure you switch before confirming that “REQUEST uberX” button.

 Step 1: Open Uber app and click the next button. In the next screen, click on the payment panel showing your source account and credits.

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WARNING: DO NOT click on “REQUEST uberX” yet. Once you confirm your request, you won’t be able to change the payment account.

Step 2: Click on the account you want to use and turn off your credits, if any as seen below.

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Note: Even if you change the account and you don’t turn off your credits, Uber will still credit your Uber credits first. So, make sure you turn the credits off if you don’t want to use it.

Step 3: Click back and you’ll return to the request page. Double check if the changes are reflected in the payment panel before you confirm “REQUEST”.

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Hope this guide helped. If you find this blog helpful, we hope you can share our blog with your friends. Happy Uber Riding!

600creditsUse our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits.

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Tips: How to share your Uber invite code

In one of our posts, we gave you a tip on how you can customize your Uber invite code. You can see that post here.

Today, we’ll run through ways on how you can share your Uber invite code to your friends and family. Of course, you can send your invite code via text message or as a private message to your friends in your social networks. Be creative! 😉

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Uber has provided you tools to easily do this.

Option 1: Thru the web dashboard, click on the “Free Ride” button. You can share your invite code thru Facebook, Twitter, or email it to your friends.

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Option 2: Thru the app, go to the Main Menu and choose “SHARE”. You have more options for sharing.

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Option 3: At the end of the Uber receipt email, there’s an option to share your invite code.

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Option 4: You can also share your invite code thru the Uber mail sent to you when you’ve earned credits.

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Give Uber, Get Uber! Win Win!

Use our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits. Happy Riding!

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Tips: How to turn on/off Uber credits

By default, Uber will credit your Uber credits first before it credits your other accounts; given you still have credits. In case you want to reserve your Uber credits for your personal trips, you can choose to “turn off” or not use your Uber credits. This post will show you how.

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Step 1: Before you request for a ride, click on the payment panel (see the highlighted panel below)

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Step 2: You can toggle on/off your credits as shown below. You can also change the source account for payments.

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Step 3: Once you go back to the “REQUEST Uber” page, you should see that the payments panel has reflected the changes you made. Different payment account and credits turned off. Then you can proceed to request for your ride.

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NOTE: There is no other way to turn on/off your Uber Credits and switch between your payment accounts. Hence, remember to do this BEFORE finalizing a request. Once a request done, you cannot change the payment options.

Happy Riding!

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Tips: How to request for an Uber ride even without mobile data

What if you don’t have mobile data but you still want to use Uber?

No problem!

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You just need to have an internet connection (via WiFi or other network connections possible) while requesting for the ride. Once you’ve booked your ride and the Uber is arriving, you can disconnect from the connection and wait for the ride at the pick-up point you selected.

NOTE: Before you disconnect from the network, take note of the driver’s name, plate number and the model/make of the car. You can screenshot the screen so you can access these information from your picture gallery. Also, take note of the estimated arrival time and be sure you’re at the pick-up point when the car arrives.

Use our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits. Happy Riding!

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Basics: How to enroll additional cards for Uber Payments

There may be times when you’d want to pay for your trip using another card.  For example, it’s an official trip you’d want to charge to your company card instead of your personal card.600credits

So as promised, here’s a guide on how to enroll another card in Uber. You can do this through your web dashboard or through the app.

In the web dashboard, go to the Payments sections. You can easily input the details of your new card and click “Save”. I’m not sure if there’s a limit as to how many cards you can add. If you know, please share with us in the comments below.

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You can do the same through the Uber app. Just go to the main menu and go to “PAYMENT”. In the upper right corner you can see the add card button. Simply input your new card details and save.

 

We’ll cover in another post how to switch your payment modes and turn your credits on/off when requesting for a ride. If you have a specific topic in mind you need help with or any post suggestions, let us know!

 

 

 


 

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Tips: How to register in Uber if you don’t have a credit card

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

Don’t have a credit card but wants to register in Uber?

Look for these logos in your card. Photo credits to instabill.com

Here’s a simple hack, you can use your debit or prepaid card for as long as it’s Visa, Mastercard, Diners, JCB, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, etc. Actually, we haven’t tried first hand the other brands but we’re sure of Visa and Mastercard. If you’ve used others, we’d love to hear your experiences and suggestions in the comments section below.

UPDATE 2/28/15: We’ve getting feedback that their prepaid cards don’t work with Uber but (Visa or Mastercard) DEBIT cards are accepted. Let us know your experience below! 🙂

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

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Also, you can enroll more than one card for your Uber payments. You can even enroll a card under a different name. We’ll cover card enrollment in a different post. Example, if your company has a corporate card (name different than yours), you can enroll this and use this to pay for your official trips. You can even use a friend’s card (of course, with their consent!) or even your parents card.

DISCLAIMER: Kids, please don’t do this without your parent’s consent! And you didn’t get the idea from this blog. Hehe!

Several banks offer a debit card or a prepaid card with Visa or Mastercard. Here’s a simple list of these products, credits to ThinkRichBeFree Blog for most of the list.

BDO Cash Card (Local and International)

RCBC MyWallet Visa Prepaid Card

LBC Plus Union Pay Card

Globe GCASH Mastercard Card and Globe AMEX Virtual card

BPI Prepaid and Gift Cards (My ePrepaid, BPI Express Gift, Express Cash, Express Cash Gift, Corporate Express Cash and Express Money Order)

Metrobank Debit Card and Prepaid Card

Security Bank Cash Card Local and International MasterCard

Security Bank CashLink Card Local and International MasterCard

Security Gift Card Local and International MasterCard

Land Bank Cash Card

Unionbank e-Wallet, Savings Account, and EON Visa Debit Card

EastWest Basic Savings Account with Visa Debit card and Prepaid Card

Maybank MyCash Card and Money2U ATM

Allied Bank ABC Cash Card

HSBC Debit Card

Sterling Bank of Asia ShopNPay Visa Debit Card, Classic Visa Prepaid Card, and Visa Prepaid Gift Card

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

 

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Bonus: Use this promo code “ubermnltips” to get 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.