The state of Connecticut recently announced that drivers will have to provide additional documentation, including proof of citizenship, when the obtain or renew their commercial driver’s licenses, starting on December 6, 2016.
The Connecticut DMV says that in many cases, truck drivers will be able to renew if they present a birth certificate or passport, social security card, and then a billing statement of piece of postmarked mail for address verification. Non-U.S. citizens will also be required to prove that they are in the country legally.
The new licensing requirements will also apply to drivers from other states who want to transfer their CDL to Connecticut.
The requirement will not apply to the 25% of Connecticut CDL holders who already have a verified license with gold star designation. Those CDL holders had their identity and address verified at the time that they obtained their license, so they will not be required to provide additional documentation.
Connecticut will mail out renewal notices two month before a driver’s CDL expires in order to give him or her time to gather the necessary documentation. Until you receive a renewal notice, you do not need to act.
Learn more by visiting the Connecticut DMV website.