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Simplify Your Hawaii Apostille Certification

A Hawaii apostille certificate is an official certification that verifies the authenticity of a document issued in Hawaii for use in countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention. The purpose of obtaining an apostille certificate is to simplify the document authentication process for international legal purposes. This means a certificate will be attached to your document. 
Due to strict guidelines, obtaining an apostille certificate can be complex and time-consuming. Elite Documents simplifies this process, offering expert guidance and efficient service to certify your documents correctly and promptly. Our reliable service ensures your documents are ready for international use in 2 to 3 weeks.
Apostille Certificate Process:
The Hawaii state apostille process requires a two-step verification procedure. First, the document must be certified by the County Clerk. Only after obtaining this initial certification can the document be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor’s office to apply for the apostille certificate. This ensures the document meets all necessary legal standards before receiving the final apostille.

Documents That Typically Require Apostille:

  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Divorce decrees
  • Court judgments
  • Notarized Powers of attorney
  • Educational diplomas and transcripts
  • Corporate documents
  • Notarized company documents

Before starting the apostille certification, we conduct a thorough review of your documents to ensure they meet the requirements:

  • Document Type: Verification of document eligibility for apostille certification.
  • Condition and Authenticity: Assessment of document condition and confirmation that it is an original or certified copy. 


Our experts evaluate whether your document is ready for the apostille process or if additional steps are needed:

  • Compliance Check: Ensuring the document complies with Hawaii’s specific requirements for apostille certification.
  • New Document Retrieval: Assisting in obtaining a new certified copy from the appropriate authorities if the current document does not meet requirements.
  1. Contact Elite Documents for Verification
    • Contact Elite Documents through our website or customer service to begin the verification process. Provide details about the document(s) you need to apostille, and we will assess their eligibility.
  2. Approval and Mailing Instructions

    • We will notify you of the approval once we verify that your documents meet the necessary criteria. You will be instructed to mail the original documents to our office at this stage. Ensure that the documents are securely packaged to prevent any damage during transit.
  3. Receipt Confirmation

    • Upon receiving your package, we will send you a confirmation email to acknowledge the receipt of your documents. This email will include a summary of the following steps and an estimated timeline for the process.
  4. Invoice and Payment

    • After confirming receipt of your documents, we will issue an online invoice for our services. This invoice will be sent to your email and will contain detailed payment instructions.
  5. Processing the Hawaii State Apostille

    • Once we receive your payment, we will obtain the necessary County Clerk certification and, subsequently, the apostille from the Lieutenant Governor’s office. We will keep you updated throughout the process and notify you once the apostilled documents are ready for return shipment.
  6. DHL Shipment to Your Destination

    • We will send the apostilled documents to your specified destination via DHL. You will receive a tracking number to monitor the shipment’s progress and estimated delivery date.


Feel free to contact us anytime during the process if you have questions or need further assistance.


  • Expertise: Our extensive experience ensures we understand the intricacies of Hawaii’s apostille requirements.
  • Efficiency: Our approach minimizes delays, ensuring swift processing.
  • Reliability: We handle all aspects of your apostille certification with precision and professionalism.

Order your Hawai'i State Apostille Certificate