United States, California, Certificates Surrendered at San Francisco from Aliens Previously at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1912-1946
This collection contains copies of INS Form 546, Alien Certificate - Insular Territory. Before Hawaii's admission to statehood in 1959 any immigrants departing Hawaii for the mainland (whether citizens of Hawaii or those temporarily porting there) were required to be inspected and then given this certificate. Upon arriving at the mainland the alien had to surrender the certificate in order to be admitted. The forms are arranged chronologically. Images are originally housed at The National Archives and Records Administration (A3975).