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The Hawaii State Department of Health requires that all birth certificates be filed within one week of the child’s birth. Birth certificates are legal documents and, as such, must be letter perfect.
Parents should complete the birth certificate worksheet as soon as their baby is born and take it to the birth certificate office. The birth certificate clerk will provide parents with a statement of birth in order to update personnel records and to enroll the newborn baby into DEERS.
You can order certified copies of the birth certificate from the state’s Department of Health by mail:
Hawaii State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Or through the website: ehawaiigov.org/ohsm.
It usually takes about four to six weeks before certified copies are available. The Social Security card is ordered automatically and takes about 13 weeks to receive, unless you do not want it automatically sent to you or if you had multiple births. In that case, you will need to apply for the card at the Social Security office. Call the birth certificate clerk at 433-2031 if you have questions (i.e., unwed, divorced, alien, etc.).