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Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states (August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the 8th-least extensive, the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Hawaii’s coastline is approximately 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after Alaska, Florida, and California.

Incorporating a Corporation in Hawaii

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation as required by the state law and help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Name of Hawaii corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any existing entity as well as fictitious names, trade names, trademarks or service marks registered with the Secretary of State. Company Expresswill research your company name to make sure it meets Hawaii’s standards.

Permitted designations: Hawaii corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations:The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Citius Altius Fortius
  • Cooperative
  • Cpa
  • Credit Union
  • Escrow
  • Escrow Depository
  • Exchange
  • Financial Institution
  • Financial Services Loan Company
  • Insurance
  • Interinsurance
  • Interinsurer
  • International Banking Corporation
  • Intra-Pacific Bank
  • Olympiad
  • Olympic
  • Pa
  • Public Accountant
  • Reciprocal
  • Savings and Loan
  • Savings Association
  • Savings Bank
  • Trust
  • Trust Company
  • Underwriters
  • Underwriting

Prohibited designations:

  • Post office
  • Postal office

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Turnaround time: About 12-15 business days. Expedited filings for an additional fee is available – 2-3 days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: The minimum three directors is required, if there are three or more shareholders, minimum two directors, if there are two shareholders and one director minimum,  if there is one shareholder. Corporations must also have a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

Director qualifications: A director who is a resident of Hawaii must maintain a registered office and agent.

Appearance in articles: Not required.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Principal office to may be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: on or before the last day of the calendar quarter that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The state filing fee is $15.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Forming an LLC in Hawaii

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC as required by the state law and help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Name of Hawaii Limited Liability Company must be distinguishable from the name of  any existing entity as well as fictitious name, trade name, trademark or service mark. Company Express will recearch LLC’s name for you to make sure that it meets to the state requirements.

Permitted designations: Hawaii LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • LTD. Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Citius Altius Fortius
  • Cooperative
  • Cpa
  • Credit Union
  • Escrow
  • Escrow Depository
  • Exchange
  • Financial Institution
  • Financial Services Loan Company
  • Insurance
  • Interinsurance
  • Interinsurer
  • International Banking Corporation
  • Intra-Pacific Bank
  • Olympiad
  • Olympic
  • Pa
  • Public Accountant
  • Reciprocal
  • Savings and Loan
  • Savings Association
  • Savings Bank
  • Trust
  • Trust Company
  • Underwriters
  • Underwriting

Prohibited words:

  • Post Office
  • Postal Office

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Organization.

Turnaround time: About 12-15 business days. Expedited filings for an additional fee is available – 2-3 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: At least one managers/members is required.

Principal Office Location /Registered Agent:

Hawaii permits an LLC’s principal office to be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual report by the last day of the calendar quarter that marks the anniversary of formation. The state filing fee is $15.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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