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how long does it take to join zipcar?

It only takes a few minutes to apply online. Once we have everything we need from you, we will process your application and confirm once you're approved. It normally takes us around 24 hours to approve a successful application. Once approved, you're good to go (plus you will see any free minutes on your account the next time you log in online)

The Zipcar team needs 24 hours in order to check the documents you send us as part of your application (driving license, ID) and ensure that you meet our eligibility requirements. If you're not sure of what these requirements are, please see here.

If you do not meet these criteria or do not have the requisite documents, Zipcar will not be able to approve your account.