Even if you hold a driver’s license from another state, you need to determine if you need a REAL ID from that state (many states are in the same situation and have the same deadline).
Of course you will always need your passport to travel internationally!
*You must have a reason to visit a military installation, and, even with a REAL ID, you may be subject to additional visitor control measures once on site.
New South Carolina
driver's licenses and identification cards, some of which
are compliant with REAL ID, are now available for purchase.
There’s been no change in the price of any card the SCDMV
issues. The new cards are valid for no more than eight years.
A REAL ID will be your license or your ID. You are not issued separate cards. Either you will hold a REAL ID license, REAL ID ID (no driving privileges), standard license that says "Not for Federal Identification," or a standard ID (no driving privileges) that says "Not for Federal Identification." A gold star on your license or ID designates it as a REAL ID.
Regardless of whether you buy a REAL ID or not, you must still have an unexpired US Passport to travel internationally.
Documents needed to buy a REAL ID
If you’re interested in changing your current card to a REAL ID and are ineligible for online purchasing, you must bring to the SCDMV:
10764 Hwy 707, #1 Salem Shoppes, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
*Please note that in some cases we charge a planning fee for completely custom designed itineraries that are not otherwise part of a cruise or tour. In such cases, we would advise you that you would incur a fee if you still wish to proceed. Agency Cancellation Fees of $100 per person for 1st and 2nd passenger, and $50 per person for each additional passenger on the same reservation applies to cancellations. Please note: Agency Cancelation Fees may not be covered by some insurance premiums. Additionally, credit card chargebacks will incur a $150 fee, per occurrence, for chargebacks relating to correctly planned and client authorized application of funds for travel which has been deposited, or those after deposit whereby interim payments have been applied after deposit, and those paid in full.
When booking separate airfare that is not provided by a tour operator or cruise line, we charge a ticketing fee for international air of $100 per person and domestic air fee of $30 per person and $50 per person for Hawaii & Alaska. The fee will be waived if booked as part of a supplier package. Please note that travel suppliers may have ticketing, deviation, custom air, or stopover fees.
Before booking any international air we require copies of your passports. Cancelling a scheduled appointment is fine but no shows will incur a $50 fee.
MGA Travel only recommends select properties at all-inclusive resorts, please check with an advisor.