International Adoption – Hawaii

Hawaii State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Hawaii.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

(808) 832-5300Department of Human Services

Secretary of State

http://www.ehawaii.gov/dakine/index.html

Vital Records and Health Services

Vital Records Section
State Department of Health
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-4533
$10/1st doc, $4/additional copies, Check made out to Hawaii State Department of Health
vr-info@doh.hawaii.govAll documents except those that are to be APOSTILLED, must go to the Circuit Court before going to the Lieutenant Governor’s office: In Hawaii, Dr. Alvin Onaka is the official State Registrar, and when you order a birth or marriage certificate, there must be a certification letter attatched from him. If you include a check or money order made out to the Chief Clerk First Circuit Court, they will forward the document for you. If you include another check or money order made out to The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, they will forward it on for you as well. It is best if you include express mailers for everyone, and include a letter asking them to forward it for you.

State Police Check

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Kekuanao’a Building
465 S. King Street, Rm. 102
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813Phone: (808) 587-3100

Website: http://hawaii.gov/ag/hcjdc

Office Hours:
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. HST, Monday – Friday
Except State holidays and furlough days

Criminal History Record Checks/Expungements: (808) 587-3279

USCIS Office

Honolulu Field OfficeUSCIS
595 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

In order to visit this office, speak with an Immigration Information Officer, or make an appearance for an interview, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

Fingerprints are only taken at the Honolulu Application Support Center located at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-5417. For more information on this office, go to the Application Support Center section of the Office Locator.