Virginia Driver Application Requirements
Applicant Requirement Checklist
- Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. state vehicle inspection certificate
- Driver's license
- Vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
- Driver photo
- Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke, & Harrisonburg: 2005 or newer
- All other cities: 2002 or newer
- 4 doors
- 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Click here to view Washington, D.C. driver requirements.
Start an Application
Apply to drive with Lyft.
Upload Your Documents
Take photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Dashboard.
Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. state vehicle inspection certificateDrivers are required to upload a copy of their state vehicle inspection before becoming approved to drive. It can be from Virginia, Maryland, or D.C.
Driver's licenseDrivers are required to have a valid driver's license. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.
Vehicle registrationDrivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration.
Personal vehicle insuranceDrivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.
Driver photoLyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.
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
The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your rear windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.