Amazon’s Flex service allows third party users to work as Amazon delivery drivers through a ridesharing-type mobile app. It works similarly to Uber or Lyft and can be a great way to earn some extra cash. The requirements are fairly simple; you need to have a valid SSN and driver’s license, as well as a working vehicle of a certain size. You must also be 21 years of age and pass a background check before you begin work.
When signing up for this opportunity, Amazon will have to verify your valid driver’s license. This process is fairly straightforward. You simply upload pictures of your license to the Amazon Flex mobile app. However, the timeline for verification can vary quite a bit depending on your location and other factors.
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’s License Verification Take?
Some Flex drivers report being verified within a couple days, whereas for others it can take weeks. It really depends on how quickly Amazon’s people can move through the verification process. Unfortunately, there is no consistent answer to this question.
If Amazon Flex has just opened up in your area, there may be many people trying to sign up, and so verification may take longer. Some of these accounts may have signed up to be on a wait list for new opportunities before Flex was even available in your area, so it can become quite competitive.
If you want to cut down on the time it takes your license to get verified, taking a good picture with everything in order is key. Make sure your license is not expired, and has a clear photo of your face. Also make sure that all the information on the license matches the data you put into the app during signup.
If all of your information is in order, it should be fairly quick to get your license verified (reports online say as quickly as two days). However, be prepared to wait two weeks or more for your license verification. If it’s been a while and you’re concerned about your application, you can contact Amazon Flex Support through Email or by phone.
Does Amazon Check Your Driving Record?
Part of the signup process for Amazon Flex is a background check. You must consent to the background check and wait for it to be completed before you can start driving for 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 large number of citations in relation to your motor vehicle records. They also check for any other red flags such as a criminal record. If you’re concerned or have questions about the background check process, Amazon recommends you contact Accurate Background at 1-800-216-8024. You can also visit their support page to review frequently asked questions about their background check process.
Reports online show that the background check typically takes a little longer than the driver’s license verification, usually between four days and two weeks. If you’ve been waiting a long time for your background check to be completed, you can contact Amazon Flex customer support by Email or Phone.
What To Do If your Driver’s License Verification Keeps Failing
Some users have reported that their license verification fails repeatedly. This can happen for a number of reasons. The most common issue is that the pictures you uploaded of your driver’s license were unclear or missing information.
Amazon Flex lists a number of requirements for License verification on their FAQ page:
- You must upload a valid Driver’s license with a photo. A learner’s permit or temporary license without a photo will not work.
- License images must be uploaded in order. The app will ask you to upload the front of your license first, and then the back. Make sure to upload your images in the right order.
- The images must be clear and in focus. Amazon cannot verify your information if the photos of your license are blurry. Make sure to take clear photos of your license before uploading.
- The edges of the license must be clearly visible. Don’t crop the image too close to the edges of the license, and use a dark background to make sure the edges are clearly visible.
If you follow all these guidelines, then your license verification should go through no problem. If you followed all these guidelines and your license is still repeatedly rejected, contact Amazon Flex customer support by email or phone.
How Long Does It Take For Amazon Flex Background Check?
Like with the license verification, the background check can take anywhere from a couple days to multiple weeks. There is no consistent answer for how long it takes. The reason for this is that background checks can take longer depending on your area and how much information is available.
The Amazon Flex FAQ page claims that background checks typically take 5-10 business days, but may take longer ‘in some cases’. This is consistent with what users are reporting online; although some users say their background check was completed in as little as one day.
If you’ve lived a straightforward life with no criminal convictions or traffic violations, then your background check should come back clean and get approved sooner. If your background check shows a long list of traffic violations, you may get rejected altogether.
Amazon uses a third-party background checking service to perform background checks for Amazon Flex. If you are concerned or have any questions about the background check process, Amazon advises you to call Accurate Background at 1-800-216-8024. You can also visit their support page to review frequently asked questions about their background check process.
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Amazon can take anywhere between a couple of days to even weeks to verify their drivers license and conduct a background check.
Although most drivers are on the road and working within 5 to 10 days, the time can vary depending on the city you’re in and how many applications Amazon has to verify before yours.