How to Get a Copy of Your Hawaiian Birth Certificate
For whatever reason, at one time or another, you will need a copy of your birth certificate. In most cases, things get lost when you need to move across the state, or across the continent. Any time a major event occurs in your life, important papers always seem to get misplaced.
I've only needed to make copies for my Hawaii birth certificate twice in my lifetime; once when I got married, and the second, when we moved from Hawaii to Florida. A major move by any standard - something is bound to get lost during those 6000 plus miles.
We will cover how to get a copy of your hawaii birth certificate in the following easy steps:
- Birth Certificate Copies
- Birth Certificate in Hawaii
- Official Birth Certificate Copy
Birth Certificate Copies
- Make sure you are talking to the right agency
- Who can request a copy of the original birth certificate
Make sure you are talking to the agency
It's important to know that you'll actually be in contact with the right people, and not just putting more private and personal information out there for scammers to take advantage of you. Most legal documents that you need is handled through the Hawaii State Department of Health. If every you search on the web, make sure that the agency that is helping you, is an agency that you can trust, and that is directly affiliated with the State of Hawaii. For this purpose, I have a link that will take you directly to the Hawaii State Department - the link will be towards the end of this article.
Who can request a copy of the original birth certificate
You can request a copy for yourself, a spouse, children - generally everyone in the family. Legal guardians, ex-spouses, and those that have authority through court orders will all be able to obtain a birth certificate. For a more detailed listing check the link at the bottom of this article.
How many times have you had to order a copy of your birth certificate?
Birth Certificate in Hawaii
- Apply for your copy of your birth certificate in person
- Apply through the mail
- Apply on the Internet (as of this writing it is temporarily available)
Apply for your copy of your birth certificate in person
You can walk in and take care of business on location:
- Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
- 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Room 103 (1st floor) of the Health Department building,
- 1250 Punchbowl Street in Honolulu
Applicants will need to bring in a government issued picture ID card such as a Hawaii drivers license or state ID and have your application filled out prior to coming to the window. Applications will be available at the office. A payment of $10 is needed to have the agency start your search. No personal checks are allowed. Allow 10 days for the agency to find your birth certificate, and unfortunately even if they do not find it, your fee will be kept to pay for the initial search.
Apply through the mail
Requests for a copy of your birth certificate can be done through the mail.
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Include the completed application, a photocopy front and back of a government photo ID, and include the $10 fee. Do not include a personal check or it will be returned, instead use a money order, cashiers check, or certified check.
Apply on the Internet
I have provided a link below for your on-line request for your Hawaii birth certificate. You should know that as of this writing, the service exists for online orders - it may not be available at any time. Length of time till delivery depends on the amount of orders that the service has at any given time. Also, you should know that the service will not electronically transfer the document back to you, instead it will be mailed back to you.
Official Birth Certificate Copies
You will find that the birth certificates that you receive will be fine for any need whether it is other government or state departments, employment, or for school registration. For more information concerning Hawaii birth certificates or to check on the status of an existing application, call 808-586-4539 or 808-586-4542.
Links to important web pages concerning birth certificates
- DOH Online Vital Records Ordering || Home
Use this link to request your birth certificate on-line. This link will take you to another site that will handle your order.
- PDF file for application
This is an application for Hawaii birth certificate that you will need to obtain your copy. Print it, fill it out, and bring with you whether filing in person, or by mail.
- Hawai‘i State Department of Health
The mission of the Hawai‘i State Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai‘i. Health, that optimal state of physical, mental, social and environmental well-being, is a right and responsibility o
Find the Hawaii State Department of Health
The state department of health is located on the corner of Beretania and Punchbowl streets on the first floor, in room 103.