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In Hawaii apostilles for public and private documents are issued by the office of the Honourable Shan S. Tsutsui Lieutenant governor.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Vital records as birth, marriage and deaths certificates issued by the State Bureau of Conveyances need to be in the form of certified copies with a pen in hand signature.
  • Court documents submitted for apostille need to bear the seal and stamp of the clerk of the court.
  • General documentssuch as power of attorney documents, corporate documents and school records submitted for apostille must to be correctly notarized and verified by the Circuit Court.
  • Academicdocuments such as diplomas and transcripts need to be previously notarized by a commissioned Notary Public of the State of Hawaii.
  • If you need to authenticate a document for non-member countries of the Hague convention, your authentication will be issued by the State Circuit Court.

For a new copy of a Certificate please contact The Department of Health Status Monitoring –

Apostille Hawaii contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol, Fifth Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone (808) 586-0255

Price and processing time:

Price is $1 per apostille.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 7 business days for mailed orders.