Hawaii Resources


As we navigate the home port change, we have linked various details below to help you make the transition with ease. Please share this page with any families that may need additional resources on moving to Hawaii~

Newcomers Guide

How to Live in Hawaii (A non-military affiliated website about moving to and living in Hawaii.)

Saving to Get to Hawaii


As of July 13, 2017, the following instructions apply.

Required to allow pets into Hawaii-

  • Microchip with owners information (only accepted are Avid and HomeAgain)
  • Original certificates for last two Rabies.
  • Owner mails in documents 10 days before arrival.
  • Allow 121 days from FAVN to avoid quarantine in Hawaii if Rabies up to date.
  • Quarantine can be completed in Hawaii kennels at cost to owner.

See this flowchart for timelines and necessary action.

Hawaii Animal Quarantine Office (808) 483 – 7151

Flying with Pets

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Are you PCSing to Hawaii? A new arrival? There are many resources available to you thru your local Military Family Support Center (MFSC), Military OneSource (www.militaryonesource.mil) and official base websites.

The State of Hawaii also provides an interactive guide for newcomers, to help answer many of the questions you probably have about moving to and living in Hawaii. This guide is also handy for current residents searching for local resources and services.

Newcomer’s Guide:

Connect with the State of Hawaii’s interactive Newcomer’s Guide for everything related to moving to the Islands.


  • register your vehicle
  • register to vote
  • obtaining a state ID or drivers license
  • traveling, shipping and transport information
  • animals & pets
  • utilities


Resident’s Guide:

Utilize this interactive portal to locate information for City & State services and programs.


  • emergency information
  • job & employment
  • education
  • farmer’s markets
  • recycling & waste management
  • libraries

This content originally appears on Hickam Enlisted Spouse Club Facebook Page. We are not endorsing this club, its members – merely sharing a valuable resource for families.

Image credit: Family O’Abé via Flickr

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Military Saves Month  is celebrated in March, leading to the discussion and preparation for the transfer to Hawaii. This is a great time to get your savings accounts or debt paid down before moving.

A few unexpected expenses you should plan for:

– Pet Boarding

– Car Rentals (not covered by TLA)

– Hotels (outside of the approved hotels, when all are booked)

– Shipping a second vehicle


Here is a resource for a Painless Vacation Fund to help jump start your savings and avoid any surprises!
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