Identification Cards in Hawaii

SUMMARY: Hawaii Identification Cards

Applications for an ID card must be made in person at a DOT office. You will need to bring various documents, including proof of your identity and Hawaii residency, and payment for the required fee. Renewals and replacements must also be made in person; however some exemptions may apply.

Continue reading this page to learn how to apply for an original, renewal, and replacement non-driver ID card from the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT).

Hawaii REAL ID Driver's Licenses

The Hawaii DOT and county DMVs issue federally-compliant REAL ID cards in addition to standard non-compliant licenses. After October 1, 2021, only a REAL ID credential will allow you to continue to use your state-issued ID card for domestic travel and entry into federal and military buildings. After this date, a standard ID card will not be accepted—you will need alternative federal identification for these activities.

Apply for an ID Card in Hawaii

Beginning January 2, 2013, the DOT implemented identification requirements for applicants for photo ID (including renewals).

Applicants must be at least 10 years old to qualify for a state ID card. Those under 14 years old must have a parent or guardian apply for them.

Applications must be made in person at a Hawaii driver's license office. You will need:

  • Proof of your legal name and date of birth. Accepted documents include:
  • Proof of Social Security number (SSN), such as your:
    • Social Security card.
    • W-2 form.
    • 1099 form.
  • Proof of legal U.S. presence, such as your:
    • Birth certificate.
    • U.S. passport.
  • 2 documents proving your Hawaii residency, such as your:
    • Utility bill.
    • Bank statement.
    • Voter registration card.
  • Payment for the required fee.

The Hawaii DOT offers a complete list of accepted and required documents for a REAL ID-compliant permit. If you're unable to provide these specific proofs, you'll receive a non-compliant license instead.

All documents must be originals or certified copies. Photocopies are not accepted.

Fees for a State ID Card

  • Original and renewals (valid for 8 years):
    • Maui, Honolulu, and Hawaii counties: $40.
    • Kauai county: $32.
  • Replacements:
    • Maui, Honolulu, and Hawaii counties: $6.
    • Kauai county: $7.

Payment Methods

Hawaii DMV offices normally accept payment in the following forms, however may differ depending on which county office you visit:

  • Cash.
  • Credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover).
  • Check made payable to your county.

You should call the following numbers to verify payment methods and fees:

  • City & County of Honolulu: (808) 768-9100.
  • County of Hawaii: Hilo (808) 961-2223.
  • County of Kauai: 808-241-4242.
  • County of Maui: (808) 270-7363.

Renew a Hawaii ID Card

Standard Hawaii ID cards for permanent or long-term Hawaii residents expire 8 years after they have been issued.

You will need visit your local HI DMV office and have a new photograph taken every 2nd renewal.


  1. Depending on your HI county, you may be allowed to renew by mail. Contact your local HI county DMV office for more information.
  2. If you're a temporary resident, your Hawaii identification card will expire on the date that your legal presence in the U.S. expires.

Replace a HI Non-Driver ID Card

If your Hawaii state ID card has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you'll need to request a duplicate. You will likely need to visit your local HI DMV office with various documents proving your:

  • Identity.
  • HI residency.
  • Legal U.S. presence.
  • SSN.
  • Name change (if applicable).

See the list above for details.

You will also need to pay the duplicate ID card fee.

Contact your local Hawaii DMV office for specific instructions.

Change Your Address or Name

To notify the city of a change of address, you must file a notification within 30 days of the change. For information see information on changing your address or contact your local county DMV office:

  • City & County of Honolulu: (808) 768-9100.
  • County of Hawaii: Hilo (808) 961-2223.
  • County of Kauai: 808-241-4242.
  • County of Maui: (808) 270-7363.

Although submitting a notification will update your DMV record, obtaining a new ID card with your new address will require submitting an application to the nearest driver license location.

If you've changed your name, you will need to provide proof of this change to the Hawaii driver's license office and obtain an updated ID card. Visit our Changing Your Name page for more information.

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