International Drivers License Procedures Check List

To apply for a South Carolina credential, all International customers who are not US citizens must provide the following each time they apply for an original, renewal or duplicate credential: 
       Proof of Identity (SC Code Section 56-1-80 and 56-1-90(2))
       Proof of Date and Place of birth (SC Code Section 56-1-80 and 56-1-90(2))
       Current authorization to live, work or study in the U.S. (SC Code Section 56-1-40(7) and 56-1-80)
       Social Security Card or Letter from the Social Security Administration stating that the applicant is not allowed to work in the United States (SC Code Section 56-1-90) 
       Proof of SC residency (SC Code Section 56-1-40(7) and Section 56-1-80(3))
       Automobile liability insurance information (if applying for a driver’s license) (SC Code Section 56-1-80(C))

At the time of application, all applicants must provide proper documentation to prove that the US Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State or the US Citizenship and Immigration Services authorizes them to live, work or study in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis, and that they are within their current authorized period of stay, depending on current immigration and visa status.

If your documents are not in English, a qualified translator must translate them and the translated documents presented must be original. A qualified translator is a person who routinely translates documents from another language into English as part of his or her work responsibilities.  Examples of a qualified translator include:  professor or instructor at an area college, university or high school who is authorized to teach a specific language; a person from a company or corporation who is authorized to translate corporate documents by the company; a translator certified to do translations professionally.


More information can be found at the Department of Motor Vehicle website.