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
Should you wish to move forward after your initial consultation, we will collect 50% of the Professional Fee. Please see The Way We Work for details.
Before booking any international air we require copies of your passports. For domestic air with a return date prior to October 1st, 2021 you can provide your driver's license or state ID; for domestic travel with a return on or after October 1st, 2021, you must provide either your passport or a REAL ID driver's license. Rev 14AUG2020