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Ho‘oulu Verification Services



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Mail or bring the HAR form and required documents to the Data Center or one of our community drop–off locations. Once the information is received, we will begin the Hawaiian ancestry verification process.

Ho‘oulu Verification Services receives notification of all Preschool and Campus applicants who have requested to be considered for Orphan preference during the Admissions application process.

Kamehameha Schools definition of Orphan: A child who has lost one or both biological/birth parent(s) through death.

Children in single-parent households do not qualify as “orphans” unless the absentee parent is deceased. To verify orphan status, the deceased parent’s death certificate must be submitted, and his/her name must also appear on the child’s birth certificate.

To verify and record your childʻs orphan status with Kamehameha Schools the following will be required, if not already on file with Ho‘oulu Verification Services:

  • Certified original Death Certificate for: Biological deceased parent(s)
  • Ceritifed original Birth Certificate for the student

Ho‘oulu Verification Services will validate if documents to confirm orphan status is already on file. If document(s) are needed, Ho‘oulu Verification Services will work with you to have them submitted.

If requested or if you already know documents need to be submitted, do one of the following:

  • By Mail:
    Ho‘oulu Verification Services
    567 King St, Suite 102
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Bring documents to any one of our KS Resource Centers located nearest you. We highly recommend you visit the Resource Center website for information prior to visiting their location. Appointments may be required.
  • Email documents to; Original birth and death documents will still be required and need to be mailed or brought in person to one of our KS Locations.

You can also contact us, at 808-523-6228 or Toll Free at 1-800-842 – IMUA, 2

It is important that you include your name and contact information so we can reach you if we need to discuss anything further.

Mahalo for the opportunity to support you through this process.

Ho‘oulu Verification Services is a processing arm for Kamehameha Schools. Previously known as Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center, we now support centralized recordation and verification services for Orphan, Age, Ancestry and Custodial information