Initiating a Hawaii DMV identification card renewal is generally completed by individuals whose ID card is expired or about to expire, thus adhering to state rules and regulations. An ID card copy may be obtained by state residents who have lost their document or had it stolen from them. When applying for a duplicate ID card or a renewed credential, individuals will need to address the respective motor vehicle division in their county of residence and follow the set guidelines.

The methods to apply for a state ID renewal or replacement will also depend on the county of residence and the type of procedure. While the process of renewing ID card credentials is generally completed in person (or via mail for applicants of a certain age), ID card copies may be requested both in person and by mail. Learn more about how to submit your HI application for lost ID card documents or apply for a renewal by reading the following sections.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Hawaii

Individuals can request to renew ID card documents as early as six months prior to the expiration date. Nondrivers may also renew Hawaii expired ID card credentials 365 days after their date of expiry, and if they do not complete the procedure within the set timeframe, they may be considered new applicants.

The main ID card renewal method is submitting the required paperwork in person at a local licensing center, which is similar to the procedure of obtaining a new non-driver credential. Renewing an ID card may also be accomplished by mail for individuals who are 80 years of age or older and live in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties.

How to Renew ID Cards in Hawaii in Person

In order to renew an ID card in Hawaii in person, you must visit a local HI driver licensing branch and present the necessary documentation. The process of applying for a state ID renewal is generally the same as requesting an initial document, as it requires you to provide the following documents:

  • A completed application form.
  • Proof of legal name and date of birth.
  • A document proving your lawful presence.
  • Proof of Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Proof of principal residence address.

Individuals between 10 and 14 years of age applying for an identification card renewal may need a parent or legal guardian to complete an affidavit on their behalf.

How to Renew ID Cards in Hawaii by Mail

Submitting an application for an HI DMV ID renewal via mail is only possible for individuals 80 years of age or older who reside in the counties of Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui. Mail-in state ID renewals are also generally available to applicants who have been processed as an in-person initial issuance or renewal upon January 1, 2013 and are not temporarily authorized to stay in the United States.

In order to finalize the procedure of renewing an ID card in HI, applicants will need to mail an application packet to the appropriate licensing agency, including an application form, proofs of name, date of birth, SSN, legal presence and principal address of residence (if applicable), as well as payment for the applicable fees.

The ID card renewal package of residents of Maui must also include their signature on a separate sheet of paper. Honolulu residents applying to renew their ID card via mail for the second time must submit an updated photograph and fingerprints.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Hawaii

Obtaining a duplicate ID card in Hawaii is typically completed for the purposes of replacing a lost, stolen or damaged credential or updating the information displayed on the form.

Nondrivers can generally replace ID card documents by personally submitting the necessary paperwork to a local licensing branch or mailing their request for an HI ID card copy, provided they are currently out of state. Payment for the applicable ID card replacement fees must be submitted as well.

How to Replace ID Cards in Hawaii in Person

To replace lost ID card documents in person, you will be required to go to a nearby licensing office and submit the required paperwork, depending on your county of residence. To obtain an HI ID card replacement in the County of Hawaii, for example, residents will not be required to submit proofs of identity, legal presence, SSN and residence address.

Maui residents requesting a Hawaii copy of ID card credentials may finalize the procedure by submitting an application form and stating they are applying for a duplicate. Additional requirements may apply as well. Applicants replacing ID card documents in Honolulu and Kauai will need to present an application form along with photo identification if their card has been lost or stolen.

Additional documents will be necessary in the event of a name change.

How to Replace ID Cards in Hawaii by Mail

Out-of-state residents who are not able to personally replace their ID card in HI may obtain a copy of their credential by sending a request to the appropriate licensing agency via mail. Honolulu and Kauai DMV ID replacement applicants will need to send a letter to their Driver License Section with the following information included:

  • Name (as it appears on their ID card) and date of birth.
  • Mailing address and principal residence address.
  • Hawaii ID card number or SSN.
  • Email address.
  • Reason for the request (lost or stolen card).
  • Signature and payment for the set fee.

Maui residents replacing an ID card in Hawaii can complete a Duplicate SID Request form, including their name, contact number, email address and reason for duplicate, and submit it along with a completed and signed State of Hawaii Identification Application and payment to the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing.

Hawaii ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

In order to finalize your renewal or Hawaii ID card replacement procedure, you must arrange payment for the applicable prices. Fees to replace or renew identification card documents will vary depending on the procedure and the county of residence.

While an HI DMV ID replacement fee of $6 will apply to residents of Maui, Honolulu and Hawaii, Kauai applicants will need to pay $7 for a duplicate card. State ID renewals may be completed at a price of $32 in Kauai, while residents of the other three counties will need to provide payment for a $40 fee and obtain an ID card valid for eight years. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.