Why can't I bring my money and application to the Department and receive my license on the spot?
There are several steps involved in processing an application. Paperwork with checks attached are sent to the Accounting Division for processing of the check. The Accounting Division enters the check number, name and FEIN/SSN. An invoice is generated for payment of the entity. After the invoice is generated, the licensing paperwork is forwarded to the Licensing Division. The Licensing Division must ensure each entity application meets the requirements established by state law. Once the information is verified and approved by our processors, the application is entered into the database. If all required paperwork has been submitted and additional information is not needed, the license is processed. Entities can check the status of their license on the Department’s website, https://online.doi.sc.gov/Eng/Public/Queries/AgncyLicSrch.aspx. When the license shows active, the license can be printed from the Department’s website, https://online.doi.sc.gov/Eng/Members/Companies/AgncyLicPrintTerms.aspx.

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1. What is your mailing address?
2. What is your physical address for personal or overnight delivery?
3. To whom do I make my check payable?
4. What is your fax number?
5. What is your email address?
6. What is the turn-around time for paperwork submitted to the Department?
7. How can I expedite the processing of my application?
8. Why can't I bring my money and application to the Department and receive my license on the spot?
9. How do I find my entity license number?
10. How can I obtain a copy of my license?
11. How do I change my address?
12. My userID and password for my online account has expired. How can I have my userID and password reset?
13. I forgot my userID and password for my online account. How can I have my userID and password reset?
14. How do I change the name of the entity with the Department?
15. How much are the license fees?
16. When do the licenses renew?
17. How do I cancel my South Carolina license?
18. How do I request a Letter of Certification?
19. How do I request a Letter of Clearance?
20. What are the basic requirements for obtaining a resident entity license in South Carolina?
21. What are the basic requirements for obtaining a nonresident entity license in South Carolina?
22. How do I add a new line of authority to an existing license?
23. How do I transfer from resident to nonresident in South Carolina?
24. How do I transfer from a nonresident license to a resident license in South Carolina?
25. May I send a completed application by fax?
26. Are appointments required in South Carolina?
27. Where may I find licensing forms?
28. How can I verify my license status?
29. May an agency pay a finder's fee or referral fee to an unlicensed individual?
30. How can I obtain a copy of an entity file?
31. How many affiliated or designated responsible producers are required to maintain a business entity license?