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Marriage License Hawaii Steps

Getting married in paradise is a dream for many, and with the straightforward process of obtaining a marriage license on Oahu, your dream can become a reality with these Marriage License Hawaii steps.


Below are marriage license Hawaii steps for securing your marriage license on Oahu, allowing you to focus on the love and excitement of your wedding!

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Below are the marriage license Hawaii steps


Step 1: Check Eligibility and Requirements

Before you dive into the planning, it's essential to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Hawaii. Both you and your partner must be at least 18 years old. There are no blood tests or waiting periods necessary, making the process even smoother.


Step 2: Gather Required Documents

To apply for a marriage license on Oahu, you will need to present specific documents. These typically include:


a) Valid Identification-A government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license, passport, or military ID for both partners.


b) Proof of Age-If either partner is 16 or 17 years old, you must bring an original or certified copy of your birth certificate.


c) Proof of Divorce or Death Certificate (if applicable)-If either partner has been previously married, you'll need to provide documents verifying the dissolution of the previous marriage, such as divorce decrees or death certificates.


Step 3: Apply for the Marriage License


Apply online for your marriage license HERE and pay the $65 application fee online via credit card. You'll need one of our officiant license ID which we will provide to you once you pay your deposit. ​This fee is something you pay and is not included in your wedding package. You can apply and obtain a marriage license the same day but it is recommended you pre-apply for the license once we finalize the venue details and the wedding date. Once the license is physically obtained, it is good for 30 days.

You will receive a LOCATOR ID number once you purchase your marriage license. This number is very important to the final processing of your marriage certificate and we will need it to make everything official. ​ Once you arrive in Hawaii, both of you must appear in-person before a licensed agent to obtain a marriage license. You must both show a photo ID at time of pick-up. The address is 1250 Punchbowl Street in downtown Honolulu.​

Double check that all the information on your license is correct. After the Wedding, we will file the license on your behalf. The State of Hawaii will mail your Marriage Certificate to the address you listed on the application within 4-6 weeks. ​

More Information can be found at on the Hawaii Department of Health website HERE.


Step 3: Receive Your Marriage License

Congratulations! After completing the application process, you'll be issued a temporary marriage license. This license is valid immediately and allows you to get married within the state of Hawaii for up to 30 days.


Step 4: Choose Your Wedding Location and Celebrate!

With your marriage license in hand, you're officially ready to say your vows and begin your journey as a married couple. Oahu Wedding Officiants can't wait to help you get married on your special day.

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