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How to Become a Verified Driver

Outdoorsy works hard to ensure that all members are safe, insured and qualified to drive.

Becoming a Verified Driver is a required step to protect yourself and the vehicle you are renting Outdoorsy. In order for your Protection Package to be considered active for your trip, you must successfully pass the two-step verification process  and meet the minimum age requirement of 25 to become a Verified Driver.

This article outlines the steps and requirements for becoming a Verified Driver and additional drivers. The Trips page will describe your current Driver Verification status and any necessary actions.

Please complete the following steps in order to become a Verified Driver.

  1. Log into your Outdoorsy.com account and view your Upcoming Trips

  2. You’ll see options to Add a driver and Verify my ID

  3. Follow the Personal ID verification steps. Persona provides a secure platform that collects, verifies and analyzes the identity of an individual, along with confirming the validity of their driver’s license. Upon securing a booking, you will be prompted to upload 3 selfie-style pictures (looking left, looking face on, and looking right) as well as a picture of your valid driver’s license. It is important to note that your photos must not be blurry or too dark in order for us to verify them. 

At the time the booking is sealed and paid, we run a quick proprietary analysis of the overall booking. We consider hundreds of factors, big and small, when evaluating potential insurance coverage through Outdoorsy.

This includes, but is not limited to: the location, length of booking, vehicle type and value, length of time before departure, and identity check variables such as the name on the card used for payment, IP address, and other information secured at booking. 

If you would like to add additional drivers:

  1. Click Add a driver and submit a Name and Email address.

  2. We’ll send an invitation to Accept the Trip, then login to Outdoorsy.com to complete the Verify my ID portion of the Driver Verification outlined above.

If you have failed the driver verification, please reach out to our team [email protected] for information on your available options.


Canadians and international renters will complete the same qualifications above. We do not accept passports, state ID cards, country ID cards, government ID cards, or any other form of ID card. You must provide a valid, current driver’s license in your home country. 

OFAC Compliance: In some locales, Outdoorsy must comply with The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. This agency administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. OFAC acts under Presidential national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze assets under U.S. jurisdiction. Outdoorsy will not allow listers or renters on the site who are from countries where sanctions are in place. Outdoorsy cooperates with The United Nations and other international mandates, and works in close cooperation with allied governments.


For more information on reviewing a non-verified driver, please review: Why would a renter fail driver verification? What are my options?