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Apply for, update, or transfer your CDL

Non-domicile changes effective February 13, 2018

We've implemented a temporary workaround for non-domiciled Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders that will need to renew their CDL between February – September 2018.

There have been changes for CDL drivers who aren't United States citizens. If you have a CDL and have an:

  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • or
  • Unexpired foreign passport with an approved unexpired I-94 form

We'll issue you a non-domiciled CDL for 1 year.

If you have an unexpired Commercial License Permit (CLP) you can apply for a CDL if you meet all other requirements to hold a CDL. See Steps to getting a CDL. All documents must be approved and valid (not expired) at the time we issue your CDL.

When you apply, upgrade, or transfer your CDL, visit a driver licensing office location, and if you haven't already, you'll need to:

Always verify the document we issue you is correct. If you have questions, please ask us.

  • At the time of transferring to WA, if you don't transfer the OOS CDL, you'll be required to meet all WA CDL requirements to get a CDL. See Steps to getting a CDL.
  • If you upgrade your CDL, make sure you've taken all required knowledge tests before we issue your CLP. If you don't you'll have to:
    • Get another CLP
    • Wait 14 days to take a skills test

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