SPARTANBURG, S.C. - We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for folks to make it out to a local DMV. That's why we're excited to be partnering with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to offer a quick and convenient DMV experience to our residents, by bringing the DMV to YOU!
SCDMV will host their first REAL ID roadshow in Spartanburg County, in the lower level of the Cleveland Park Event Center on Wednesday, July 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The REAL ID looks just like a regular driver’s license, but it has a gold star in the top right corner. The purpose behind the REAL ID is to standardize government-issued identification cards.
Beginning on May 3, 2023, drivers will be required to have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic commercial flight, enter a secure federal building, or visit a military base.
For those who plan to take advantage of this unique opportunity, there are a few things they'll need to bring with them:
1. Proof of identity. This can include a birth certificate or a passport.
2. Social security card or a W-2 that has a social security number on it.
3. Two proofs of their current, physical South Carolina address. That could include an unexpired driver’s license and a utility bill that is no more than 90 days old.
If you have any legal name changes, you’ll also need to bring a marriage license or a court order.
For those who want to know how much it will cost: You can expect to spend $25 for a regular license and $40 for a CDL license.
The REAL ID lasts for eight years (will expire in 2030), and an eye test is required to get one.
SCDMV will bring an eye machine with them to this event.
Folks should be prepared to have their picture taken on-site. Their new ID will then be mailed