The OHA Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) provides registered Hawaiians, worldwide, with a card that verifies their Hawaiian ancestry. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs issues the card after verifying indigenous Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage. No blood quantum is required.
The ancestry verification card confirms your Hawaiian ancestry for OHAʻs purposes. The card qualifies you to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants and scholarships. Registering is an easy, one-time process* and you can use the card instead of hauling‚ around your documents. Itʻs FREE!
* Renewal of ancestry verification card required every 5 years.
How to Register:
1. Obtain an application form:
2. Collect ALL of the following required documents:
3. Submit all required documents:
For applications submitted by mail or email, please allow us a minimum of 4 business days from the date we receive all required documents for processing of your registration. Same-day processing usually available for hand-delivered/walk-in applicants.
Have Questions or Need Assistance?
Call (808) 594-1914
The Hawaiian Registry Program is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oʻahu.
For information about applying to the free program, call (808) 594-1914.