Hawaiian Marriage License Application
From this link you will be able to fill out your application online and pay the $65 application fee. After completing the application you will be given a reference number which you will need for your Marriage License Appointment once on island!
Bride and Groom must be at least 18 and provide a valid photo ID. If either has been divorced in the past year, they must bring a valid copy of their divorce decree. If you are from Canada there is no additional paper work that has to be completed. Please go to the Canadian Government Web site if you have any questions.
Marriage License Appointments
Go to the Department of Health website to fill out and pay for your marriage license. Once completed you will be given a locator number which you will need to bring to your marriage license appointment once on island. There is a $5 processing fee to be paid at the time of your appointment. You will be issued your marriage license at the end of your appointment. Please note, if you are more than 10 minutes late, your time slot may be given away.
Receiving your Official License
You will be able to access your temporary marriage license online 24 hours following your ceremony. The official copy of your marriage license can take up to 120 days to be received by mail from the Department of Health in Hawaii. You can expedite the process by going to the Department of Health Vital Records Ordering system and paying a $10 fee, then you will receive a copy with in 3-4 weeks.
*Please note, if the bride is taking the grooms last name HIS credit card (with the correct last name) must be used to make the purchase.
Marriage Information for Foreigners
Nearly every nation recognizes marriages performed in other countries. Some countries may require that the Marriage Certificate have an official Apostille Stamp in order to be recognized. Please check with your local authorities on how you are to register your overseas marriage (performed in the USA) upon your return to your country.
A few countries known to require an Apostille Stamp* are:
Austria, Italy, and China (including Hong Kong)
*We can help you arrange this if required.
BRITISH CITIZENS MARRYING OVERSEAS
Overseas marriages are legal in the UK, provided they comply with the marriage laws of the country you have got married in.
Marriages entered into overseas are generally recognised as valid in Australia
* if the marriage was recognised as valid under the law of the country in which it was entered into, at the time when it was entered into, and the marriage would have been recognised as being legal under Australian law if the marriage had taken place in Australia.
There is no requirement to register a marriage in Australia which takes place overseas. The foreign marriage certificate is prima facie evidence in Australia of the occurrence and validity of the marriage.