The application for a notary public commission is provided by the State of Hawaii, Attorney General’s Office. Effective July 1, 2017, all applicants must register for an eHawaii.gov account and must submit their applications online. You can set up your eHwaii.gov account here: https://login/ehawaii.gov. No mail in applications will be accepted. You must submit your application through the eHawaii.gov website at https://notary.ehawaii.gov. When applying, be sure to register your name the way you sign it. For example, if you sign your name as Jane Smith then you would register your name as Jane Smith, not Jane K. Smith or Jane Kathy Smith.
As part of the application process, you will be required to upload two signed letters. The first being from a person that currently resides in the State of Hawaii, that is not a relative or employer, that can vouch for your integrity and moral character. A friend is often a good person to use for this letter. The second letter will be from your employer, or yourself if self-employed, detailing the reasons why your commission is being sought, the types of documents you would be required to notarize in you line of work, and the approximate number of transactions you would perform each month. The employer letter must also contain a statement acknowledging that your employer recognizes that the notary is a public officer and that the applicant would be permitted to serve the general public in such capacity during normal business hours.
At the end of the application you will be asked to sign and submit an Affidavit and Oath to faithfully discharge your duties as a notary public, declare that you are the applicant named in the application,that you have read the same and know the contents thereof, and that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, the answers and statements contained in the application are true and correct and are made in good faith.