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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. There is a fee for the knowledge test and any subsequent re-test.

When you have successfully passed the knowledge test, there is a further fee for the additional driver’s licence (adding a licence before the expiry of current licence). You’ll also need to provide a passport sized photograph of yourself.