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Frequently Asked Questions - What If You're Moving To South Carolina Or Just Visiting?

If you possess a valid Driver's License from another country, you will need to acquire a SC Driver's License if you plan to stay in South Carolina for prolonged period of time. Visit the official SC DMV website for more information about out-of-country licenses and the procedures you will need to follow: Category
Yes it will be valid. If you are becoming a resident of South Carolina, you will need to replace your out-of-state permit with a SC Learner's Permit.
No. It's okay to drive in SC with a valid out-of-state Driver's license as long as you are not a resident and do not plan to become a resident.
No. You do not have to take the SC Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license for a SC Driver's License. You have 90 days to do this. Additionally, you will have to pass a vision test.
After you become a SC resident you have ninety days to obtain a SC license.