Nonresident Commercial Driver License or Permit


How do I apply for a Nonresident Commercial Driver License or Permit?

To be eligible for a nonresident CDL the applicant must provide:

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Who is not eligible for a Nonresident CDL?

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Can I apply for a hazardous materials endorsement on a Nonresident CDL license or permit?

No. Applicants who are only eligible for a nonresident CDL may not add or retain a hazardous materials endorsement. A hazardous materials endorsement may only be issued to drivers who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent resident aliens.

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If I currently hold a Missouri CDL permit or license, will I be exempt from the Nonresident CDL requirements at the time of my next renewal?

No. If your immigration status at the time of license upgrade or renewal makes you ineligible for a resident CDL, you will be required to meet nonresident CDL employment and residence address verification requirements. If you are unable to meet those requirements, you must downgrade to a noncommercial license.

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Do I have to take all commercial written and skills tests to apply for a nonresident CDL license or permit?

Yes. The testing requirement must be met to be eligible for a nonresident CDL.

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Is the Commercial Driver License knowledge (written) test administered in other languages?

No, effective August 28, 2008, the knowledge (written) test can only be administered in English pursuant to 302.720, RSMo.

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Can a “Farm Related Services Waiver”, also referred to as a Seasonal CDL, be issued to applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens?

No. A Farm Related Services Waiver (Seasonal CDL) to waive the commercial written and skills testing cannot be issued to an applicant who is only eligible for a nonresident CDL license. He or she must take all written and skills test and provide the required employment verification letter as noted in question 1 above.

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If you still have questions, please check out other Driver Licensing FAQs.