Foreign General Partnership
To register a Foreign General Partnership in Hawaii, the Registration Statement for Partnership ( Form GP-1 ) is filed with the appropriate filing fee. Click above “Forms” link to get a complete listing of Foreign General Partnership forms.
Statement must be typewritten or printed in black ink, and must be legible.
All signatures must be in black ink.
Submit original statement with the appropriate fee(s).
Statement must be signed and certified by at least one general partner and be filed in the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, together with the required filing fee, within thirty (30) days after the commencement of business in the State of Hawaii. Failure to file the registration statement within the prescribed time will make each partner liable severally to the State in the amount of $25.00 for each and every month while the default shall continue.
Filing. Make checks payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS. Filing fees are NOT REFUNDABLE. There is a $25.00 fee charge for all dishonored checks.
Information for Partnerships After Registration With This Department: Chapter 425, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to partnerships in general, provides the following:
- You must file annually a statement of facts concerning your partnership as of the preceding year. Reminders will be mailed to every partnership each year. The filing fee is $5.00. If you fail to file any annual statement for a period of two years, your partnership may be canceled by the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The cancellation of your partnership shall not relieve you of liability for the penalties for failure to file any annual statement.
- Whenever your partnership name is changed, a statement of change of firm name must be filed in this office within thirty (30) days after the change on a form provided by this office showing: a) the registered name of the partnership, and b) the new name of the partnership. The filing fee is $10.00.
- Section 425-17 provides that a foreign general partnership may withdraw its certificate of authority to transact business in the State of Hawaii by filing an application for certificate of withdrawal. The filing fee is $5.00
- Failure to comply with any of the above requirements carries a maximum penalty of $25.00 for each month of delinquency. The penalty may be waived provided the reason for the delinquency is satisfactory to this office.
NOTICE: THIS MATERIAL CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. PLEASE CALL THE DIVISION SECRETARY, BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION, DCCA, AT 586-2744, TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST.