Can you drive Uber in another state?

I live right on the Mississippi River near St. Louis. I already drive for Uber in Missouri, but I was thinking about doing the same in Illinois for some extra cash. Can you drive Uber in two states?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you want to make extra cash,
driving for Uber
in two states is a sound idea. However, it’s up to the state, as well as Uber, as to whether or not you’re actually allowed to. 
That’s because Uber drivers can only drive in areas where they’ve been approved with a background check and other regulations.
So, in order to drive for Uber in a new state, you’d have to sign up in
on top of Missouri. The good news is, because you live in St. Louis and lots of traffic goes across the river, you shouldn’t have any issues driving across the state line. 
In fact, you may already have the approval to drive in both Illinois and Missouri! Just check with Uber to confirm you’re legally allowed, and upload any extra documents they require.
If everything is good to go with Uber, remember that you may need to update your
rideshare insurance
as well.
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