How Do I Form A Corporation Hawaii?

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We make it easy to start your corporation in Hawaii. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your corporation. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the Hawaii Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review the certificate of incorporation
  • Provide an Hawaii registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Hawaii
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a corporation in Hawaii?

  1. Select a company name. The name must contain one of the following words or abbreviations:
    • Corporation
    • Corp.
    • Incorporated
    • Inc.
    • Limited
    • Ltd.
  2. List a mailing address of the principal office: Include street number, street name, city, county, state and zip code. PO Boxes are NOT permitted.
  3. State the number of authorized shares of stock.
  4. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a corporation name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. There is a $20 filing fee to reserve a corporation name.

Does Hawaii require a principal office?

Yes. Hawaii requires a principal office. The office must be a physical address.

Does Hawaii permit a mailing address?

Yes. You can list a mailing address with Hawaii. A PO Box IS acceptable.

Do I need to list a corporation purpose on the certificate of formation?

No. Hawaii does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate of formation.

Do I need to provide Hawaii an email address?

No. Hawaii does NOT require an email address.

Do I need to provide Hawaii a telephone number?


Does Hawaii require a website URL?


How much does it cost for a corporation in Hawaii?

Hawaii charges an initial filing fee of $50.

Does Hawaii offer any expedited services?

Yes. For an expedited review, Hawaii charges an additional $25.

Are there any annual renewal fees in Hawaii?

Yes. Every domestic corporation registered to do business in Hawaii shall file an annual report due within the formation quarter. The annual report fee is $15.

Does Hawaii charge a fee if the annual report is filed late?

Yes. Hawaii charges a delinquent late fee of $100.

How long does it take to get a corporation in Hawaii?

Hawaii takes about 9-11 business days to setup your corporation and receive your incorporation certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Hawaii?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Hawaii state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Hawaii website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming an Hawaii corporation.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a corporation from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Start Your Business Today for Only $50 Plus State Filing Fees.