Uber Military Base: How To Get Base Access For Uber
Last Updated on June 7, 2021 by Rideshare Community Support
Driver Community Question
I’m not military, so I can’t go on the base; how do I get base access for Uber?
The first thing you should try is to go to the visitor’s center and let them know you’re a delivery driver and ask how you can get a base pass. Don’t be shocked when they asked to perform a background check. Upon passing of your background, you’ll get a pass for 30-90 days, depending on which base location you’re at. Once you have obtained the pass, show the pass and ID at the gate, and then you can deliver or pick up your rider(s) at the address on base.
Not all bases are the same when it comes to obtaining access. Some will search and check you in and out every time you go, and passes are unavailable.
Some drivers refuse to drive on base because it’s a restricted area; you lose several Constitutional rights once you enter the property; 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendments do not apply — no guns, no pictures, they can search you at will, etc.
Can I see base requests before I accept?
No. The app will not alert you that it’s a military pick-up, drop-off, or delivery.
If I’m unable to get a base pass, what can I do?
Text or call the customer and let them know you cannot get on base, ask them to meet you at the gate. If they cannot meet you at the gate, apologize for the inconvenience and request that they cancel. If they refuse to cancel, call Uber Support and let them cancel.
In some cities and countries, Uber has UberMilitary this is where the app matches riders with drivers who have base access. Drivers who get an annual base pass, or veterans and spouses/dependants who have military I.D., qualify to drive for UberMilitary.