To become a taxi driver in France as a foreigner, you generally need to follow these steps:
- Meet the requirements: You must meet the following requirements to become a taxi driver in France:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have a valid driving license for at least 3 years
- Have a clean criminal record
- Meet the medical fitness requirements
- Pass the French language test (if you don’t speak French)
- Obtain a professional driving license: You must have a professional driving license (“permis de conduire professionnel”) to work as a taxi driver in France. To obtain this license, you may need to take a specific training course and pass a written and practical exam.
- Obtain a taxi license: To work as a taxi driver in France, you also need to have a taxi license (“carte professionnelle de conducteur de taxi”), which is issued by the local prefecture. To obtain a taxi license, you may need to provide proof of insurance coverage, a medical certificate, a clean criminal record, and other required documents.
- Register with a taxi company: In France, most taxi drivers work for taxi companies. To find work, you can register with a taxi company in your area or apply for a job as a taxi driver.
- Obtain a work permit: If you are not a citizen of an EU country, you may need to obtain a work permit to work as a taxi driver in France.
It is important to note that the requirements and procedures for becoming a taxi driver in France may vary depending on the region or city where you wish to work. Therefore, it is recommended that you check the specific requirements for your situation with the local prefecture or a taxi company.