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Transfer To Joint Licence

The Hackney Carriage Knowledge Test is an important part of the licensing process for new drivers. You will be tested on your knowledge of the roads, streets, nightspots, tourist attractions and taxi laws within the Ashford Borough.

Hackney Carriage Vehicles can be hired immediately from taxi ranks or flagged down in the street. As a result, it is essential that licensed drivers have an advanced knowledge of the Ashford Borough.

The knowledge test is a two-hour verbal exam with a licensing officer. To book a knowledge test please email the licensing team.

An appointment will be made for you. A fee of £57.00 is payable for the knowledge test and for each subsequent test that is taken.

When you have successfully passed the knowledge test a further fee of £30.00 is payable to create your new joint badge. You’ll also need to provide a passport sized photograph of yourself.