Non-Domicile Commercial Driver License (CDL)
Individuals with a valid Social Security Number may be eligible for a Non-Domicile CDL.
To apply, you 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 you,
- A valid passport issued to you by the country of which you are 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
NOTE: A non-domicile is not eligible for a hazardous material endorsement.
Residents of Mexico and Canada
The countries of Mexico or Canada have reciprocity with the U.S., therefore, individuals who hold a commercial driver license from those countries may use that license to operate a commercial motor vehicle in Texas. Since Mexico and Canada are countries whose licensing standards meet the U.S. testing and licensing standards, individuals from those countries do not qualify for a non-domicile CDL.