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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your SC License

Yes. You have to complete a vision test. The DMV office will test your vision at some point during your application process.
No. You do not have to take a physical in order to get a SC driver's license.
To apply for a learner's permit in SC, you must be at least 15 years old.
When you apply for your initial license, you will need to bring with you documents that verify your identity: your birth certificate, your Social Security Card, proof of your residency and your insurance information.
You should apply for your SC license at your local South Carolina DMV office. You can find a list of those locations at this website:
Yes. You can contact a South Carolina DMV office at any time by calling this number 803 896 5000 or you can e-mail this address You can also visit a local office near you. Visit this website for more information:
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your application.