Driver's licenses issued by your home state are generally valid in Hawaii until they expire; however, this is not true for all state, so you should double check. If you wish to apply for a Hawaii driver's license, you must present your Social Security card and current out-of-state license. If your out-of state license has expired, you will also be required to file an application form, complete a written examination, pass an eye test, and pass a road test. Your original license will not be returned.
The Hawaii license will cost $8.50 if you are between the ages of 25 and 64 and is valid for four years. If you are younger than 25, you license will cost $5.50 and is valid for two years. For individuals 65 or older, the license is $4.25 and is valid for two years.
To drive your vehicle on a military installation, you must obtain a military base decal by registering at the pass and identification office of the base to which you are assigned. When registering, you will need:
Military Identification card;
Registration of vehicle with the State of Hawaii or a state tax exemption certificate;
Valid driver's license, as appropriate for automobile, motorcycle or motor scooter;
Hawaii safety check receipt; and
Proof of Hawaii no-fault insurance.
When registering your motorcycle or motor scooter, you may have to show your helmet with the affixed decal certifying its adequacy.