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Driver Licensing for minibuses

Minibuses (between 9 and 16 passengers)

The 3 scenarios below are the most common types of driver licences that our customer ask for guidance on.

Minibus Type approval an overview

Vehicle Type Approval is confirmation that the vehicle meets prescribed standards. These standards derive from European Whole Vehicle Type Approval regulations (ECWVTA).

Minibuses for Volunteer Drivers

A full car driving licence obtained prior to 1997 permits the holder to drive a vehicle with a maximum capacity of 16 passengers, providing this is not for hire and reward.

Minibus Accreditation - Fully accredited minibus converters

To achieve accreditation from a base vehicle manufacturer, the company must prove it's manufacturing capabilities, provide excellent customer service, be of sound financial standing and have indept

The difference

Minibus Options do not offer a one size fits all solution. All our minibuses are custom built to your specification based on your requirements.

Driver licences

Not sure if you have the correct licence to drive a Minibus? Click here for some guidance

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Volunteer drivers

Are you looking for information about driving a Minibus as a volunteer? Click here for some guidance

Type approval

What is European Type Approval and why does it matter? Click here for some guidance

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