Amazon Flex Driver’s License Verification (How Long Does It Take?!)
Amazon’s Flex service allows third-party users to act as Amazon delivery drivers through a ride-sharing-type mobile app. It works similar to Uber or Lyft and is a great way to earn extra cash. The requirements are fairly simple; you need to have a valid SSN and driver’s license, as well as a sized work vehicle. You must also be at least 21 years old and pass a background check before starting work.
When registering for this opportunity, Amazon must verify your valid driver’s license. The process is fairly simple. You just upload your license image to the Amazon Flex mobile app. However, depending on your location and other factors, the timeline for verification can vary widely.
This article will explain the wait times for Amazon Flex license verification, as well as some details on Amazon’s requirements and background checks for Flex drivers.
How long does Amazon Flex driver license verification take?
Some Flex driver reports are validated within days, while others may take weeks. It really depends on how quickly Amazon employees go through the verification process. Unfortunately, there is no consistent answer to this question.
If Amazon Flex just opened in your area, there may be a lot of people trying to sign up, so verification may take longer. Some of these accounts may be signed up for new opportunities before Flex is even available in your region, so it can become very competitive.
If you want to reduce the time it takes to pass license verification, the key is to take good photos and keep things organized. Make sure your driver’s license is not expired and you have a clear photo of your face. Also make sure that all the information on the license matches the data you entered into the app during registration.
If all your information is in order, validating your license should be fairly quick (online reports say as fast as two days). However, be prepared to wait two weeks or more for license verification. If it’s been a while and you’re concerned about your application, you can contact Amazon Flex Support via email or phone.
Does Amazon Check Your Driving Record?
Part of the Amazon Flex registration process is a background check. You must agree to a background check and wait for it to complete before you can start driving the Amazon Flex. Part of this background check involves motor vehicle record checks.
According to Amazonflexbusiness.com, this background check goes back seven years and looks for major violations or numerous citations related to your motor vehicle record. They also check for any other red flags, such as criminal records. If you have concerns or questions about the background check process, Amazon recommends that you contact Accurate Background at 1-800-216-8024. You can also visit their support page for frequently asked questions about their background check process.
Online reports show that background checks typically take a little longer than driver’s license verifications, usually between four days and two weeks. If you’ve waited a long time to complete a background check, you can contact Amazon Flex customer support via email or phone.
What to do if your driver’s license verification keeps failing
Some users reported that their license verification failed repeatedly. There are many reasons why this happens. The most common problem is that your uploaded driver’s license image is not clear or the information is missing.
Amazon Flex lists a number of license verification requirements on its FAQ page:
- You must upload a valid driver’s license with photo. A study permit or temporary permit without a photo will not work.
- License images must be uploaded in order. The app will ask you to upload the front of the license first, then the back. Make sure to upload the images in the correct order.
- The image must be sharp and clear. If your license photo is blurry, Amazon will not be able to verify your information. Before uploading, make sure to take a clear photo of your license.
- The edges of the license must be clearly visible. Do not crop the image too close to the edges of the license, and use a dark background to ensure the edges are clearly visible.
If you follow all these guidelines, your license verification should be fine. If you have followed all of these guidelines and your licenses continue to be denied repeatedly, please contact Amazon Flex Customer Support via email or phone.
How long does an Amazon Flex background check take?
As with license verification, background checks can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. There is no consistent answer to how long it will take. The reason is that background checks can take longer, depending on your region and the amount of information available.
The Amazon Flex FAQ page states that background checks typically take 5-10 business days, but may take longer “in some cases”. This is consistent with what users report online; although some users say their background checks are completed within a day.
If you live a straight-forward life with no criminal record or traffic violation, your background check should come back and be approved soon. If your background check shows a long list of traffic violations, you may be denied outright.
Amazon conducts background checks on Amazon Flex using a third-party background check service. If you have concerns or have any questions about the background check process, Amazon recommends calling Accurate Background at 1-800-216-8024. You can also visit their support page for frequently asked questions about their background check process.
If you have any questions or comments about this article, feel free to fire in the comments section. Thank you and good luck driving!
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It can take days or even weeks for Amazon to verify their driver’s license and conduct a background check.
While most drivers are on the road and working within 5 to 10 days, times may vary depending on your city and the number of apps Amazon must verify before you.