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a Hawaii wedding license legal elsewhere?"
- ANSWER: Yes, a Hawaii wedding is recognized
throughout all the other US states and territories and all foreign
countries. But if you are not a US citizen, you should contact
your country's consulate. You may also contact the State of Hawaii
licensing department. That number is 808-586-4544. Please do
this prior to your wedding date to make certain whether or not
there is any special documentation required by your home country.
do you obtain a Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: You will need an appointment
with an official Hawaii marriage license agent (the license is not available from
the minister or officiant). The fee for the license is $65 in
cash payable directly to the Hawaii licensing agent. The appointment
takes about 20 minutes and the license is good for 30 days from
and including the date of its issuance. So you can get married in Hawaii
immediately after obtaining your Hawaii wedding license. The license is valid anywhere in the State of
Hawaii. (Some of our Hawaii wedding couples who come into Maui on a
cruise obtain their license in Honolulu).
I be a Hawaiian resident to get a Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: No. There are no residence
or citizenship requirements to be married in Hawaii.
blood tests required for a Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: No blood tests are required in Hawaii.
old must you be to get a Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: The legal age to be married in Hawaii is 18 years for both males and females. However, with the written
consent of both parents, legal guardian or family court, the
male or female may be married at 16 or 17. The parents or guardian
do not have to reside in the state. Consent forms may be obtained
from the Hawaii marriage license agent.
I need proof of age for a Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: Yes. A certified copy
of a birth certificate must be presented to the Hawaii license agent for anyone 18 and under.
For anyone 19 and over, proof of age may be requested in the
form of an ID or driver's license.
proof of divorce do I need for my Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: If you have been divorced
within the past six months, you will need to bring the divorce
decree with you for the Hawaii wedding license appointment.
I need a Hawaii license for a vow renewal ceremony?"
- ANSWER: No. Because you are
already married, a vow renewal ceremony is just between you and
your spouse. But like your marriage ceremony you may likely be
asking for God's blessing.
do I do with the Hawaii wedding license?"
- ANSWER: You must bring your Hawaii wedding license to the wedding site.
(If you forget it, the minister can't perform the ceremony). After your
Hawaii wedding ceremony,
the minister will take responsibility for having you fill out the license
(showing your names after marriage) and then filing it with the State of Hawaii. The
State of Hawaii will then mail the fully executed marriage license to you
after several months.
if I need a copy of my Hawaii wedding license certificate earlier?"
- ANSWER: To have proof that you
are married back home, you might want to pay an extra fee to the State of Hawaii
($10) to get them to expedite their processing of your marriage
certificate. As the state is slow in making that documentation
available, many couples do this. Your Hawaii wedding license agent will
provide you with
a green form that you can mail off to the State of Hawaii after your
names must we take after the wedding?"
- ANSWER: That's entirely up to
you. The wedding license is a legal document in which one or
both people can change their names. Whatever you want your name
to be after your marriage--you can do it on this legal document. We've
performed wedding where both the grooms and the brides have changed
- For example, if John Doe is
marrying Mary Smith, she might want to be known as Mary Doe-Smith
or Mary Smith-Doe. Or he might want to become John Smith or John
Smith-Doe. You probably will want to talk this over before the ceremony
so that you will know exactly what you will want your new married
names to be after the ceremony.
- "Should I get
married in Las Vegas?" (Bonus
- ANSWER: Do you really want to have a
cheap Las Vegas wedding? Explore the incredible difference of coming to
Hawaii for your wedding. Maui is so much more romantic than Vegas. Many couples are realizing that a Hawaii wedding
offers so much more value than a Las Vegas wedding.
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