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    Summary: How to Change Your Name in Hawaii

    To change your name on your Hawaii driver’s license and vehicle documents, you’ll first need to update the Social Security Administration with your new information. Next, you'll need to visit your local DMV office in person and show proof of your name change. The process varies based on your island and county. Payment is required for updated documents showing your new name.

    Continue reading for more information on what documents and payment you'll need to change your name with the Hawaii DMV.

    Change Your Name with the SSA

    Before you head to the Hawaii DMV office to change your name on your driver’s license and vehicle documents, you should first update your information with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

    The HI DMV may verify your information with the SSA before they process your name change request, so this first step may be in your best interest.

    To change your name with the SSA and receive a new Social Security card, you’ll need:

    NOTE: For a complete list of required documents, visit the SSA website.

    Send or take the above documents above to your local SSA office. Once your name change has been processed, the SSA will send you an updated Social Security card showing your new name.

    HI Driver’s License & ID Card Name Change

    If you’ve changed your name in Hawaii due to marriage, divorce, or other court order, you’ll need to update your driver’s license or ID card. Depending on which Hawaii county you live in, the process may differ a little.

    Honolulu County

    If you live in Honolulu county, you’ll need to change your name in person at a local HI DMV driver’s license office. You’ll need to:

    • Complete the appropriate application form (available at the office).
    • Provide proof of your name change. A list of accepted documents can be found on the City and County of Honolulu website.
    • Pass a vision test.
    • Provide your fingerprints.
    • Pay the required fees for a duplicate driver’s license.

    For more information, contact your local HI DMV office.

    Hawaii County

    To change the name on your driver’s license in Hawaii county, visit your local HI DMV office with:

    • Your current HI driver’s license.
      • If you do not have it, you’ll need to also bring 2 documents proving your identity (e.g. Social Security card and birth certificate).
    • Proof of your name change, such as your certified:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Court order.
      • Divorce decree.
    • A completed State of Hawaii Driver’s License Application.
    • Payment for the duplicate driver’s license fee.

    NOTE: If your license is eligible for renewal, you may be able to change your name at renewal instead of applying for a duplicate driver’s license.

    For more information—including fees you’ll need to pay—contact the Hawaii DMV directly.

    Maui and Kauai Counties

    If you’re from Maui county or Kauai county, you’ll need to change your name in person at a HI DMV office and obtain a duplicate driver’s license. The process may vary depending on which county you reside in, but you’ll most likely need the following documents:

    • Proof of your name change, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Court order.
      • Divorce decree.
    • Your current HI driver’s license or other proof of identity.
    • Payment for the duplicate driver’s license fee.

    You may also need additional documents. For specific instructions, including fees, contact your local HI DMV office.

    Car Registration & Title Name Change

    To change your name on your car registration and certificate of title, you’ll need to visit your local HI DMV office in person.

    The documents you will need to bring in and the fee you’ll need to pay will differ depending on which county you reside in. You may need to provide:

    • Proof of your name change (e.g. court order, marriage certificate, divorce decree).
    • Your current registration.
    • Your certificate of title.
    • Proof of your identity.
    • Payment for a duplicate registration and/or certificate of title.

    For specific instructions, contact your local Hawaii county DMV office.

    Fees to Change Your Name in Hawaii

    The fees to change your name on your Hawaii driver’s license/ID card, car registration, and certificate of title may differ depending on which county you live in.

    For specific fee information and accepted payment methods, contact your local HI DMV office directly.

    Generally, you’ll need to pay standard fees for duplicate documents. See our following pages as a guide:

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