How To Join Uber Cebu and be an Uber Partner or Driver
First, we want you to refer to UberMNLTips’ TNVS FAQs to know more about the LTFRB regulation that now governs ridesharing or you can also refer to Uber’s Guide.
Second, we recommend you read this article about what being accredited and regulated means for partners & drivers to know more the business you’re interested to get into.
Step 1: Create Partner Profile
- Under ‘City’, select the option “Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines.” Wait for the autocomplete drop-down menu.
- If you sign up as a Partner-Driver through our referral link, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE Uber Cebu Ebook Guide.
2. Select your Uber Partner Account Type:
- Select Partner-Driver: If you will drive your OWN CAR .
- Select Partner-Operator: If you are a car owner and you plan to have someone else drive the vehicle (e.g. hired driver/s,friend, relative, etc).
You will see this message when indicating that you’ve successfully created an Uber Cebu Partner Account.
You will also receive an email (see below) from email@example.com notifying that you’ve registered as an Uber Partner in Cebu. There’s also instructions reminding you what to do next.
Step 2: Register your Banking Details
In your dashboard, click on the “Banking” at the lower left of the menu.
Then, you will be taken to this page: https://vault.uber.com. Provide the necessary details.
- Make sure the name you register is the exact name of the bank account you’re trying to enroll
- The Uber registered partner and the name on the registered bank account does NOT need to be the same (ex. you are the registered Uber Partner and you want the payments to be transferred to the account of your wife)
- For Bank SWIFT/BIN Code, refer to this link.
- Payments are done weekly. Cut-off is every Monday 4am after which the payment is transferred/wired directly to your enrolled bank account. There’s usually 1-2 days processing so expect your payout earliest Tuesday night, latest Thursday evening depending on bank.
- Most banks charge a receiving fee/ remittance charge for incoming money transfers (which means every weekly payout) usually about Php 100-200. Here’s our review of the best bank for receiving your Uber payouts. We prefer using Eastwest Bank because they don’t charge a receiving fee
**UPDATE: If you’d like to know the best bank and account type to enroll for Uber Banking, refer to this post.**
Step 3: Enroll a Driver
- Professional Driver’s License + OR
- NBI Clearance
- PNP Clearance (have this ready for TNVS Accreditation)
If you plan to drive, simply upload the Driver Requirements in your own profile as seen below. You can add several drivers including yourself.
NOTE: If you are a Partner-Operator but you DO NOT plan to drive, you don’t need to upload any of these documents at all. Just make sure your driver has all these requirements.
If you have an existing Partner account and want to add a driver, Refer here.
Step 4: Enroll a Vehicle
- Proof of Vehicle Registration: LTO Registration/ ORCR/ Sales Invoice
- Proof of Insurance: Comprehensive or TPL
- Four (4) Pictures of your vehicle: Front External View (License/Conduction Sticker visible), Rear External View (License/Conduction Sticker visible), Inside View Dashboard Console and Inside View Backseat
- Make sure the documents are valid and not expired, expiration date is correct and documents are clearly seen
- Model of the vehicle must be at least 3 years old or newer from year of application (as per LTFRB Regulation). If you’ll register in 2016, car should be 2013 and up.
- You can add multiple vehicles in your Uber Partner account.
- The name on the Proof of Registration and Proof of Insurance has to be the SAME
- The name of the Uber Registered Partner (account holder) and the name on the Proof of Registration and Insurance does NOT need to be the same. Ex. you plan to be an Uber Registered Partner but you will use your friend/relative’s vehicle.
- Read our guide for TNVS Accreditation if vehicle is not under your name: http://ubermanilatips.com/how-to-get-tnvs-and-ltfrb-accredited-in-uber-if-vehicle-is-not-under-your-name/
- 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.
- If you have an account and want to add a vehicle,refer to this post to know how.
IMPORTANT: If you are NOT the car owner of the vehicle you registered with Uber, you MUST read this article about getting TNVS and LTFRB Accreditation if vehicle is not under your name.
Step 5: Submit Provisional Authority Requirements for LTFRB Accreditation
- Notarized SPA with Uber
- Filled up TNVS Motion for PA (no need to be notarized)
- Signed Engagement Letter
- Vehicle Details in Excel (*.xls) format
- Proof of Filipino Citizenship (NSO or Passport)
- OR/CR or Sales Invoice/Delivery Receipt of the vehicle
If you need help accomplishing or filling up the the requirements, refer here. Once you’ve signed and prepared the requirements, you need to them upload here: t.uber.com/TNVSPAsubmitCebu
- Read UberMNLTip’s TNVS FAQs
- Download TNVS Requirements here: http://t.uber.com/TNVSPAKit
- Once done, submit the requirements online here: t.uber.com/TNVSPAsubmitCebu
- If you are the Uber Registered Partner but the vehicle is NOT under your name, here’s a guide to get TNVS Accreditation.
- Lastly, you might want to read our article “LTFRB Accreditation: What it really means for Uber Partners & GrabPeers” so you know the business you want to participate in.
REMEMBER: Make sure to submit your requirements as soon as possible. You won’t be able to drive unless you have submitted all the requirements.
*Have questions about TNVS? Here’s UberMNLTips TNVS FAQs*
**Click here for Uber’s TNVS Guide**
Step 6: Driver On-Boarding/ Orientation
- Make sure to UPLOAD all the requirements first before going in for Onboarding. Drivers with incomplete requirements will not be allowed to attend the Onboarding Session.
- Please bring your Professional Drivers License, NBI Clearance and PNP Clearance to the onboarding.
- No 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”.
- Only those who will be driving are required to attend (example: if you sign up as a Partner-Operator but do NOT plan to drive – only your DRIVER needs to attend onboarding.)
Step 7: Download Uber Partner Driver App
- Here’s a review of the Best Mobile Device/ Smartphones for Uber Manila.
- Uber Partner App consumes about 2GB data per month of usage. Here’s our recommended prepaid mobile data plan.
- Devices can be shared by drivers and vehicles; drivers would simply need to login to their individual driver accounts and choose the appropriate vehicle upon login.
After you’ve submitted your TNVS requirements and attended the Driver Onboarding*, you can go online and drive immediately.
*Make sure that you have an active driver and active vehicle in your account.
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