You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Hawaii processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Hawaii apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Hawaii, by the office of the secretary of state of Hawaii.
We advise that you call the apostille office,
describe your document to make sure
that they are ready for apostille.
Prepare an envelope and include all the following items:
- All documents required apostille.
- The completed request form must be included with your document.
- Check or Money Order Payable to: "Hawaii Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Hawaii
State Capitol, Fifth Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Hawaii and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Hawaii State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Hawaii.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services
Department of Agriculture
Department of the Attorney General
Department of Budget and Finance
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
State of Hawaii Department of Defense (see also Hawaii National Guard)
Department of Education
Hawaii State Public Library System
Department of Hawaiian Homelands
Department of Health
Department of Human Resources Development
Department of Human Services
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Department of Public Safety
Hawaii State Department of Taxation
Department of Transportation
The Apostille certification only certify the capacity of the person who has signed the public document, and the authenticity of the signature.
An Apostille certification does not certify the content of the public document to which it relates.
Documents issued by a different state can not be apostilled by the State of Hawaii. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Hawaii must obtain the Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
To order an Apostille, you must include a "Submittal Form" with your request. To download the State of Hawaii form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Hawaii will only issue an Apostille strictly for use in Hague Participating Countries.
All documents issued for Non-Hague Participating Countries will be certified, not apostilled.
Apostille services are not necessary within the United States or any of its territories or possessions; Therefore the Secretary of State of Hawaii will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hawaii Secretary of State charges $1 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 7 business days.