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How to Apply for a Hawaii Identification Card

The Department of the Attorney General in Hawaii issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permits from the State or any other jurisdiction. The ID card can be used to prove your identity, age, and residence in a variety of situations. The identification card is valid for six years, and expires on your birthday six years after it was issued. Applications for ID cards and subsequent renewals can be done at the Honolulu office or any of the other island offices.

APPLYING FOR A HAWAII ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person.
  2. Complete the State ID Application Form.
  3. Bring proper identification as stated on the ID form. Different identification has to be provided for US Citizen, US Nationals and Non US Citizens
  4. You must also provide your original Social Security card.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $15.00 (for those who are up to 65 years of age). If you are 65 and above, the fee is $10.00. Cash is accepted.

RENEWING A HAWAII ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person.
  2. If you have not changed your name or citizenship status, possess your current ID, and you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you do not have to bring any documents with you. All you will have to do is fill out the form.
  3. If you do not fall into the above category, you will have to bring your current passport with a valid I-94 card, Form I-20, or Form IAP in order to renew your card.
  4. If you obtained your ID card after 1 November 1998 and over 65 years of age, you may be eligible to renew by mail. You can call 808-587-3112 for more information on this.
  5. Pay the ID card renewal fee currently $15.00(for those who are up to 65 years of age). If you are 65 and above, the fee is $10.00. Cash is accepted.

APPLYING/RENEWING AN ID CARD ONLINE

  1. Visit the Hawaii State ID Card Express site to fill in your online application.
  2. Follow the instructions given there.
  3. You will be asked to choose a processing location, where you will have to submit the required documents.
  4. Your ID card will be handed to you at this location or mailed to you if it is an Outreach location.
  5. Payment can be made by credit card - there will be a $3.00 service fee charged above the normal fee for renewal or a first time application.
  6. This service is currently only applicable in Oahu and outreach offices.

REPLACING A LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED ID CARD

You may be issued a replacement identification card if your original ID card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, or if you have had a name or address change.

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the State ID Application Form.
  3. Bring proper identification as stated on the ID form. Different identification has to be provided for US Citizen, US Nationals and Non US Citizens
  4. You must also provide your original Social Security card.
  5. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $15.00, by cash. This fee is not applicable to persons over the age of 65. No fee is required from them.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • If you do not wish to have your Social Security Number printed on the ID card, you can ask for an alternate ID to be printed.
  • If you are under 14, you will need parental/guardian consent to apply for the card.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.

Reviews of How to Apply for a Hawaii Identification Card

the application form links to the criminal justice page.

If renewing by mail (over 65 w/prior id), can we pay by check or is it money order?

 

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