New Jersey Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other for-hire vehicles

Application Steps


Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.


Download the Lyft Driver App and Upload Your Documents

Take clear photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Lyft Driver App (App Store (iOS) or Google Play store).

  • Driver's license
    Make sure we can see your valid driver’s license number and the date it was issued in the photo (see sample here). A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it. If license was issued less than 1 year ago, please include another document in your photo to show additional driving record. For example, you can include an expired driver’s license. More info from the NJ DMV here.
  • Vehicle registration
    Your valid vehicle registration should be current (not expired) and should match the vehicle on file with Lyft (see sample here).
  • Personal vehicle insurance
    Your personal vehicle insurance card must include your name and the make, model, and VIN of your vehicle (see sample here). Note: If your name is not on this document, please include in the photo a declaration page from your insurance company that includes your name.
  • Driver photo
    Lyft requires a photo of all drivers. Have a friend take a picture of you with a solid background. Make sure the camera is horizontal and that your head and shoulders are included. Smile and remove your hat! Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.

Become Approved

Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.

Get Set to Drive

Trade dress emblem placement
Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.