Commercial Driver Licenses and Permits
Dec. 6, 2016, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will require
proof of U.S. Citizenship, lawful permanent residence or temporary legal
presence, along with proof of Connecticut residency for holders of commercial
driver licenses and permits. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration is mandating this requirement.
DOES NOT APPLY
to current U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents who already satisfied
this paperwork requirement when obtaining a verified driver’s license that
shows both a gold star and their CDL designation on it.
applicants for a commercial driver’s learner permit (CLP).
commercial driver license (CDL) holders when renewing licenses beginning
out-of-state CDL holders transferring to Connecticut.
Wait. There’s no need to
rush to DMV. Wait for your renewal notice.
Read. When you get your CDL renewal notice, read it carefully and
Prepare. If necessary, gather your identity documents early to
new requirement is in addition to all other CDL requirements (medical,
knowledge and skills testing, etc.).
the official document checklist here. http://www.ct.gov/dmv/lib/dmv/selectct/selectid_accpt_docs3.pdf
general, this additional paperwork requirement includes:
- Proof of identity.
- Proof of Social Security number.
- Proof of legal presence in the United States. Undocumented individuals will not be issued a CDL
- Proof of Connecticut residence. Proof must be from two sources.
- Name change documents (if applicable).
citizens must show proof of legal presence in the United States to be eligible
for a CDL or CLP. If you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent
resident (i.e. temporary visitor), your CLP or CDL document will have the words
“Non-Domicile” on it and you will not be eligible for a hazmat
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