Do I Need A Passport To Go To Hawaii?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Mon Aug 14 2017

Traveling can be daunting, whether it’s your first time going out of town or your hundredth. Before you pack your bags, it’s important to make sure you’re informed on what you’ll need for your trip and make sure any required paperwork and legal documents are filled out and secured in advance. At Travel Visa Pro, we recognize that things happen. If you have a last-minute question or emergency or want to double-check something in advance, we’ve got your back! We provide a variety of different services in order to cater to your needs, and we aim to ensure that
you avoid unnecessary hiccups during your trip.

If you’re traveling to Hawaii, you might be wondering if you’ll need to bring along a passport. This depends not only on where you’re traveling from, but whether or not you’ll be traveling elsewhere after your island getaway as well.

Do U.S. Citizens and Legal Residents need a passport to go to Hawaii?

If you’re a U.S. citizen or legal resident traveling to Hawaii from another U.S. territory, you will not need to bring a passport unless you plan on traveling out of the country from Hawaii.  However, you will be required to present a valid form of photo ID in order to board an airplane. A passport will be accepted as a form of legal identification, but it isn’t necessary to use one if you have a government-issued state I.D. Your reservation must match the name on your state I.D. or passport. If you’re traveling within the United States and you are under the age of 18, it’s not necessary foryou to have a government-issued state I.D., but it is recommended to traAvel with a copy of your birth certificate.

International Travel

If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident, you will need to have a passport for your trip to Hawaii. If you are a U.S. citizen or legal resident and will be traveling internationally after your stop in Hawaii, be sure to have a passport as well as any of the necessary legal documentation for the country you’re traveling to, including visas and/or permits. If you’re traveling to Hawaii as a U.S. citizen or legal resident and have a layover in Canada, you must have a passport on you. If your final destination has further documentation requirements, you should also be prepared to provide evidence of a return ticket as well as of sufficient funds to last you your entire trip.

Policies and Documentation Requirements

You may consult the U.S. Department of State with any questions regarding immigration and tourism policies. You can also use the U.S. Department of State to stay updated on U.S. passport and visa requirements. If you’re traveling for tourism or business and the duration of your trip is less than 90 days, you may qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. You must submit an application for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) through the Department of Homeland Security. If your application is approved, you must also ensure that you have a valid electronic passport.

Expedited Passport Services

If you are bringing a passport, it’s recommended that you make sure it will still be valid at least six months after your trip is complete. Validity requirements can change depending on the destination of your trip. At Travel Visa Pro, we provide expedited passport services and are equipped to handle any emergencies you might have before or during your trip. If you’re in need of a passport or passport renewal and your trip is rapidly approaching, we can help you acquire the documentation you need in time for your flight, giving you a restful sleep rather than a
stressful sleep!