If you have a car and you want to earn some extra money, the ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem would be your ultimate choice. Both the companies started their business in Pakistan only a year ago but their services are highly appreciated by the masses in general.

The companies hire private cars after meeting their technical requirement and register on their ride sharing service. Whenever a customer desires to avail Uber and Careem by using their smartphone apps, a cab is assigned with the ride along with live sharing of location and movement.

People can sign up to become a part-time driver for Uber or captain for Careem to earn more than 40,000 per month. The process is very easy and simple, just go through following paragraphs to know more….

How To Become an Uber Driver

Uber is USA based ride-sharing company that gives their independent contractors the luxury to set up their own schedule and start driving whenever they want. Here’s how you can sign up to become an Uber driver:

  • Make sure you’re 18 years of age, have an eligible vehicle and a smartphone
  • Sign up online on Uber’s website
  • Upload your CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card), driving license, photograph, and proof of vehicle registration
  • Stop by Greenlight Hub (Uber’s Office) for driver screening
  • Download the Uber Driver mobile application
  • Once your account is activated, log into the app and you can start earning money

Vehicle Specifications

  • Engine capacity: Any car with an engine capacity of 600cc or greater
  • Body Style: 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Seating: Must have seats and seat belts for the driver and 4 passengers
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No commercial branding
  • Cars model year 2001 or newer qualify to drive with uberGO (Working AC is mandatory)
  • The car should be registered

These are the most popular car models for Uber right now but other can also qualify as well:

  • Toyota: Corolla, Vitz, Prius, Passo, Belta, Aqua, Yaris
  • Suzuki: Cultus, Wagon R, Mehran, Swift, Alto, Liana, Every
  • Hyundai: Santro
  • Honda: City, Civic, Life, Fit
  • Daihatsu: Move, Mira, Hijet

How to Become a Careem Captain

Careem is a mobile app-based car booking service providing company. It is based in Dubai and was launched in Pakistan last year. Careem likes to call their independent contractors/drivers “Captains” and offers a wide number of options for riders as well as captains to further facilitate their experience.

Careem also gives the luxury of walking into their office for getting yourself registered. Just bring original CNIC, original and computerized driving license, Android smartphone and two recent Utility bills of current address.

Their registration process consists of following six steps:

  • Car Registration
  • Captain Registration
  • Captain Training
  • Training Test
  • Configuration
  • Getting onboard with Careem

Here’s how you can sign up to become a Careem captain:

  • Sign up online on Careem’s website
  • Upload your documents
  • Attend the training session on the given date and pass the Captain’s test
  • Start earning with Careem

Vehicle Requirements

For Islamabad:

  • Go+: Local and Imported Sedan cars 2009-2014 model, Local and Imported Hatchback cars 2014-2017 (CNG not allowed)
  • Go: Local and Imported Hatchback cars 2007-2013, Local Mehran not allowed (CNG not allowed)

For Lahore:

  • Business Class: Local and Imported Sedan cars 2015-2017 model (CNG not allowed)
  • Go+: Local and Imported Sedan cars 2008-2014 models (CNG not allowed)
  • Go: Local and Imported Hatchback cars all models, Mehran & local Alto 2007-2012 (CNG not allowed)

For Karachi:

  • Go+: Local and Imported Sedan Cars 2008-2017, Local and Imported Hatchback Cars 2012-2017 Mehran & Alto not allowed (CNG not allowed)
  • Go: Local and Imported Sedan Cars 2001-2007, Local and Imported Hatchback Cars 2002-2011 Mehran & Alto allowed, CNG is allowed

Required Documents

  • CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card),
  • Driving license
  • Photograph with white background
  • Proof of vehicle registration or bank authority letter and excise document if the car is leased
  • Two recent utility bills of the current address
  • IBAN number (Printed on cheque or official Account information statement-Manually written IBAN will not be accepted)
  • Car insurance

Enjoy Uber and Careem!!!