How to become an Uber Driver/Partner in Manila

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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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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.

 

 

Basics: How to redeem Uber Promo Codes

Hello Uber people!

This post is about redeeming Uber promo codes. There are different types of promo codes, some gives discount on trip fares, some gives credits which you can consume and apply to your fare, some gives free rides up to a certain amount, some are location (pick up and destination point) specific, etc etc. The discount/ promo will then be reflected in your fare invoice after the trip.

Here’s how you can redeem Uber promo codes. There are 3 ways; a) through the main menu of the mobile app, b) through the screen before you request for your ride, and c) on your web dashboard.

A) through the Main Menu of the mobile app

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Step 1: Open Uber App, Step 2: Open Main Menu on the upper left and click “PROMOTIONS”, Step 3: Input Promo Code and click “Apply”

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 Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

  If you’d like to check if the credits are credited to your account, simply go back to the Main Menu and click “Payment”. The redeemed credits should be reflected there, if it’s an Uber credit promo code.

B) Through the screen before you request for your ride

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Step 1: Open Uber App and click the Next (>) button, Step 2: Click the button “PROMO CODE” on the lower right just beside Fare Estimate, Step 3: Input the Promo Code in the pop-up dialogue box and click “APPLY”

Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

C) Through your web dashboard

uber-website-loginStep 1: Login to your Uber account at http://www.uber.com

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Step 2: Click “Payment” in your side bar menu

dashboard1 Step 3: Input promo code in the highlighted box and click “Apply”

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Redeem this promo code “ubermnltips” to get Php 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.