Who is Eligible to Apply for Late Registration?

As provided by law (HRS §§338-15, 338-29.5), the following persons may apply for late registration:

  • Any person born in Hawaii who is one year old or older and whose birth has not been previously registered in Hawaii, or that person’s parent, guardian, next of kin, or older person acting for that person and having knowledge of the facts of birth may request the registration of a late certificate of birth, except that an application will not be accepted for a deceased person.
  • Registration of a late certificate of death, marriage, or divorce may be requested by the person in charge of the disposition of the body, marriage officiant or performer, or court clerk, respectively.

How to Apply for Late Registration

  1. For information and assistance on applying for late registration of birth, death, marriage, or divorce:

    Send a written letter of inquiry to:

    State Department of Health
    Office of Health Status Monitoring
    Registration/Vital Statistics Section
    P.O. Box 3378
    Honolulu, HI 96801

    – or –

  2. For information regarding late registrations, please call (808) 586-4540 during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. HST). This number should be called only to obtain information concerning the late registrations of births, deaths or marriages.

    Counter service is available Monday – Friday (excluding holidays), from 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred