Non-Domicile Commercial Driver License (CDL)
DPS may issue a:
- Temporary, 60-day nonrenewable, nonresident CDL to an individual who does not have a Social Security Number, or
- Non-Domicile CDL to an individual who presents a valid Social Security Number.
NOTE: A non-domicile is not eligible for a hazardous material endorsement.
Residents of Mexico and Canada
Individuals who hold a valid CDL from Mexico or Canada have reciprocity with the U.S.
and may use that license to operate a commercial motor vehicle in Texas. Since Mexico
and Canada are countries whose licensing standards meet the US testing and licensing
standards, they do not qualify for a non-domicile CDL.
Issuance of Non-Domicile CDL
Individuals with a valid Social Security Number may be eligible for a Non-Domicile CDL.
To apply, an individual must:
- Meet all CDL requirements
- Be a resident of a country whose licensing standards do not meet the US testing and licensing standards.
(Customers whose domicile is in Canada or Mexico are not eligible.)
- Present the following documents at the driver license office:
- A Social Security Card issued to the applicant,
- A valid passport issued to the individual by the country of which the individual is a resident,
- Form I-94 Arrival/Departure record or a successor document, or
- Unexpired employment authorization document; and
- Acceptable proof of Texas residency
- Pay the required $121 fee