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Driving history requirements

The following states require you to have a US driver's license for at least a year before you can drive with Lyft:
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
    • At least three years if you're 22 or younger
    • At least one year if you're 23 or older
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
We may get an error on your DMV check if the issued date listed on your current driver’s license card doesn't meet these requirements.
This could happen if:
  • Your license was renewed or reissued in the past year
  • You recently moved to another state
We'll let you know if your driving record doesn't meet our requirements. You can check your Lyft Driver app for more details.

Uploading proof of driving history

To verify your driving history, we'll need one of the following:
  • A photo of an older driver's license
  • A copy of your certified driving record
You can upload either of these in your Lyft Driver app. Once you're done, we'll review your application within one business day.
You can get a copy of your certified driving record through your state's DMV website. Make sure the report includes the original issue date of your license.
Use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page if you need more help with your application.
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