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Hawaii Marriage License

Steps To Apply For Your Maui Wedding License

Hawaii Marriage License

Maui Wedding from the Heart

As part of our coordination services, we will schedule your marriage license appointment for you with the agent on Maui.  Please give us your preferred appointment date and time on your Reservation Form. Directions to the agent’s office, along with pre-application instructions, will be emailed to you either with your confirmation documents or directly from the agent.

If you’d like to schedule your appointment on a different island, you must schedule directly. Click for a list of agents.

Foreign Nationalities

For couples coming from other countries to be married, you’ll find information about the APOSTILLE on the State of Hawaii website.  A certified copy of a marriage certificate issued by the State of Hawaii may need to be officially authenticated in order that it be recognized and accepted by government officials of foreign countries.  Ask your marriage license agent for the form at your appointment.

Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationships

A reciprocal beneficiary relationship is a legal relationship created when two consenting adults who are prohibited from marriage declare their intent to enter a reciprocal beneficiary relationship.

Eligibility

      • There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements.
      • Blood tests are not required.
      • There is no waiting period
      • The legal age to enter into a legal marriage or civil union is 18 years old..
      • Proof of age is required for anyone 18 years of age or under.  A certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented.  For more information regarding applicants under the age of 18, please contact the DoH at doh.marriage@doh.hawaii.gov.
      • If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death occurred less than 30 days prior to picking up the license.
      • Cousins may marry. However, the blood relationship between the prospective applicants cannot be closer than first cousins.

How to Apply for a Hawaii Marriage License

      • Complete the online application and pay the required fee of $65.
      • Write down or print your Authorization Code/Record ID Locator and provide it to the license agent prior to your appointment.
      • Schedule your appointment with a Hawaii State Marriage License Agent (your wedding planner will do this for you).
      • Click here to review all legal documentation required for your appointment.
      • Both applicants must appear together in person before an agent no more than 30 days prior to your ceremony date.  Proxies are not allowed.
      • Both applicants must present a valid government issued photo ID (Passport, Driver’s License, or State ID)
      • Upon approval of your application and any necessary documentation, plus payment of a $5 agent fee (cash only), a marriage license will be issued to the applicants by the agent.
      • There is no waiting period before the ceremony can take place.
      • The marriage license is valid only for a ceremony which takes place within the State of Hawaii.  Your marriage is considered legal worldwide. 
      • If the ceremony is not performed within 30 days of your appointment with the licensing agent, the license becomes null and void.

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