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How Do I Schedule an Appointment with the SCDMV?

The SCDMV offers various online services so South Carolina drivers can process many DMV transactions from home. If you need to visit a DMV location in person, you can find all SCDMV office information, find your nearest SCDMV office, and [schedule appointments using our SCDMV offices directory.

If you’re renewing a South Carolina driver’s license, you can do so online before its expiration date or up to 9 months after it has expired as long as you pass an online vision screening allowing you to skip scheduling a visit to the DMV and waiting in lines. Your vision test results are submitted to the DMV electronically so you can process your license renewal at the SCDMV website immediately after the virtual eye exam. You’ll receive your new driver’s license in the mail within 15 business days.

How to Make a SCDMV Appointment

Most South Carolina DMVs are open during COVID-19, but some are offering limited hours so make sure you check or make an appointment ahead of time if you want to visit your local branch. In order to avoid long lines and provide a safer environment for South Carolina residents, the SCDMV has created an online scheduling platform to help drivers plan ahead if they need to visit a location in person so they can conveniently schedule their visit.

If you need to visit a SCDMV office, you’ll want to plan accordingly. If you need to apply for a new license or document in person, make a SCDMV reservation at your nearest location. You can see what online transactions are available at our SCDMV offices directory.

How to Prepare for Your DMV Appointment

Wear a facemask to your scheduled SCDMV appointment

After you make an appointment to visit a SCDMV there are some things you can do to make sure your visit goes as smoothly as possibly. First, have all of your documents ready. The SCDMV offers a useful document guide where you can find what forms you will need to bring with you to your appointment for the transaction that you’re doing.

When it’s time for your appointment download the NextMe app before you head to the DMV. When you arrive, you’ll give your phone number to the greeter and you’ll get a text message as soon as someone is available to help you. This minimizes wait times and allows people to wait outside the facility or in their car until it’s time to process their transaction.

For your safety and the safety of others, a face mask or covering is required for the entire duration of your appointment.

Find your nearest open location at our South Carolina DMV offices directory to make a SCDMV appointment.

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