Official US Government Icon

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Secure Site Icon

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

The latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on coronavirus.gov.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

A driver with residence in Mexico drives for a U.S. company. Does that driver need a state-issued commercial driver’s license?

Cross-border commercial and non-Commercial Driver License Requirements

FAQ002:  A driver with residence in Mexico drives for a U.S. company.  Does that driver need a state-issued commercial driver’s license?

Answer:  No, the driver may hold a valid license for the type of vehicle operated that is issued by the Mexico’s Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT).  Licensing is not dependent on place of employment.

However, to clarify further, the U.S. only recognizes the license (Licencia Federal de Conductor) issued by Mexico's SCT (NOT a Mexican-state-issued license) as reciprocal for operations in the U.S.

Regulatory Topic: Cross-border commercial and non-Commercial Driver License Requirements
Published Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Issued Date: Monday, March 5, 2018