There are several benefits to becoming a Hawaii resident. Read our blog post about it here.

According to FreeTaxUSA:

In other words, a year of residency typically means you’ve paid taxes in the state of Hawaii, making you eligible for residency.

The State of Hawaii has a helpful page of resources on becoming a resident here. But if it still feels really overwhelming to you, don’t worry! We’re going to help you break it down:

Step 1: Get a Hawaii State driver’s license and register your vehicle.

     For your license, make a DMV appointment and make sure you have all the required documents beforehand.

     Most of the time the DMV requires you to have separate appointments for separate needs, so you might want to register your vehicle online and save yourself some time!

      Alternatively: If you don’t drive, you can learn more about obtaining a state I.D. here.


Step 2: Register to Vote (if you haven’t already)

You will have the option of registering to vote when you get your driver’s license, but in case you missed it, you can register online here.

Step 3: Enjoy the benefits!

Now that you’re a resident you can get a library card, get kamaaina, and so much more! Need to bring your pet to paradise? Read our blog post about it here! 

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