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Which foreign country’s Commercial Licenses are reciprocally recognized for operating a CMV in the United States?

Cross-border commercial and non-Commercial Driver License Requirements

FAQ001:  Which foreign country’s Commercial Licenses are reciprocally recognized for operating a CMV in the United States?

Answer: The only foreign commercial driver licenses (CDLs) that are accepted in the United States are from the federal government of Mexico and provinces and territories in Canada.  The United States has CDL reciprocity agreements with only these two North American countries.  In rare instances, FMCSA may issue temporary waivers (up to 90 days) or exemptions (up to two years) to allow drivers licensed in other countries to operate in the United States. These drivers are required to carry the waiver or exemption document with them.

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