You may find general information on getting married in Honduras below. Additional information or specific questions should be addressed with your attorney or the municipality where the marriage will take place. Requirements may vary depending on the municipality.
You may find a list of local attorneys that can assist you with this process here.
Requirements for All Individuals
- Original ID and photocopy of the contracting parties
- Original ID and photocopy of two witnesses over 21 years of age (witnesses must not be relatives of the contracting parties).
- Certification of Single Status (should not have more than a 3-month validity). To be obtained in Honduran National Registry (applies to Honduran citizens).
- Proof of kinship (should not have more than a 3-month validity). To be obtained in Honduran National Registry (applies to Honduran citizens).
- Sworn statement of assets of the contracting parties.
- Prenuptial medical certificate of the contracting parties.
- Proof of Criminal Record. To be obtained at the Criminal Records Office, please visit: www.poderjudicial.gob.hn (applies to Honduran citizens or Honduran residents).
- Notarial Act of Economic Regime. The contracting parties must choose a regime to be incorporated into the marriage certificate. There are three regimes: community of property system, joint venture, or separation of property.
Requirements for Individuals Under the Age of 21
- Parents or legal guardians must be present, with valid IDs, to provide a written consent. (If one or both parents are deceased, a death certificate is required)
- Birth certificates of the contracting parties.
Requirements for Foreign Citizens
- Original Passport and a photocopy.
- Original ID and photocopy of two witnesses over 21 years of age
- A Single Statement (known locally as a Certificado de Soltería). This document must be issued by the American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa or Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula.
Please review Information on how to schedule an appointment for a single statement here.
- Apostilled criminal record translated into Spanish. Records should be requested in the U.S. You may find more information here.
- Original divorce certificate apostilled and translated into Spanish (if applicable).
NOTE: The American Citizens Services Unit does not provide apostille services, we cannot certify or authenticate any vital record. Documents issued in the U.S. must be apostilled in the state where the document was issued. Please review the information on how to obtain an apostille here.
The American Citizen Services Unit does not provide translation services.