✅ Updated October 2021

Here's the ultimate guide to getting your Real ID at the South Carolina DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need To Get your South Carolina Real ID

  • Proof of Identity
    • Examples:  Government-issued birth certificate or unexpired US Passport
  • Proof of Social Security Number
    • Examples:  Social security card or W-2 Form that has your social security number and name and your employer's name
  • Two Proofs of Current, Physical SC Address
    • Examples:  Current, unexpired South Carolina driver's license or identification card and a no more than 90-day-old utility bill with the same name and address
      View a complete list of all accepted address documents on the United States Citizens’ Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93).
  • Proof of all Legal Name Changes - Examples:  Marriage license or court order issued by your county's probate or family court.You must show a complete name change history that links your birth certificate name to your present day name. If you have a valid US Passport or US Passport Card with your current, legal name, you may use that as your name change document.


What You’ll Do to Get your South Carolina Real ID

  • Step 1: Complete requirements needed
  • Step 2: Schedule an appointment to visit the DMV
  • Step 3: The REAL IDs customers purchase will be mailed to them after completing the transaction at a mobile office. No customer will walk away with a REAL ID license or ID. Customers should receive their REAL ID via mail within ten business days of completing the transaction. If a customer is interested in completing other transactions, he or she should visit an SCDMV branch.


Caveats and Exceptions to Getting your South Carolina Real ID

  • If you are a veteran who has honorably served in the country's armed services, please bring your Discharge Certificate (DOD Form DD-214) that shows you were honorably discharged to add the "veteran" designation to your driver's license or identification card.


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