Child & Family Matters

Births & Eligibility for a Consular Report of Birth

A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship may file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).

For more information regarding Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, please click here.

Two-Parent Consent 

Parental consent is required for U.S. passport applications for children under the age of sixteen. More information regarding minor passport renewals can be found here.


For U.S. and Honduran adoption procedures, please refer to our adoption page.


For general information on getting married in Honduras, please refer to our marriage page.

Traveling with Minors (under 21)

Under Honduran law, children under age 21 who are traveling unaccompanied or with only one parent must have written, notarized permission to travel from the non-traveling parent(s).

  • If notarizing a permission letter in Honduras, the letter should be notarized by the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy or by a Honduran notary public.
  • If notarizing a permission letter in the United States, the letter should be apostilled by the U.S. state registrar where the notary is registered.  Honduran immigration authorities may also accept permission letters notarized at a Honduran embassy or consulate in the United States.
  • If there is no second parent with legal custody of the child (e.g., the second parent is deceased, one parent has sole custody, etc.), travelers can provide copies of the relevant paperwork such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc.