In order to pick up passengers in New York City, you and your vehicle have to meet certain TLC requirements.
A TLC FHV LICENSE
It is against TLC regulations to pick-up passengers in New York City without a TLC license. Anyone who wants to drive with Uber in NYC will need a TLC license. Apply for one here
A TLC LICENSED VEHICLE
You need TLC plates on an eligible vehicle in order to drive with Uber.
TLC DOCS & INSURANCE
You'll need to schedule an appointment with Uber and/or the TLC for certain things - from insurance to vehicle registration.