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,
- A form I-94, Arrival/Departure record or a successor document, or
- Unexpired employment authorization document; and
- Acceptable proof of Texas residency, if not previously provided
- 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.
Effective September 1, 2023, a Mexican CDL holder (Licencia Federal De Conductor), operating a commercial motor vehicle outside the State's border counties, will be required to possess a federally issued work visa for the license to be valid. (Transporation Code §522.015)