Marriage Information

If you are getting married in Honduras, you must meet the requirements prescribed by Honduran law. The following is an unofficial translation of several documents issued by Tegucigalpa City Hall on marriage requirements in Honduras.

For further information, please contact: +504 2237-3768, Marriage Department in the Local Municipality in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

  1. Photocopy of identification card of both parties. Expanded.
  2. Photocopy and original identification card of two witnesses over 21 years old; they must be extended. You are not allowed to change witnesses at the last minute; Parents and relatives can not be witnesses.
  3. CERTIFICATION OF THE CIVIL STATUS, THAT DOES NOT PASS FOR 3 MONTHS (their names must coincide exactly with the one that appears on the Identity Card and proof of relationship, WHICH SHALL REQUEST IT IN THE REGISTRY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PLACE OF BIRTH.
  4. PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP REQUESTED IN THE REGISTRY OF PEOPLE IN THE PLACE OF BIRTH OF EACH OF THE CONTRAYENTS
  5. Medical Evidence and HIV tests, when there are no children among them.
  6. Pregnancy test, if you are pregnant. (With original seal and signature of the laboratory)
  7. Original birth certificates of the children, when they are of both parties. One thing excludes the other.
  8. Criminal Record Sheet of both spouses, they can requested at La Granja Courts.
  9. A 350.00 Lempira fee for marriage services, when it is with Notary Ballot of 500.00 Lempira fee * For foreign Ballot of  3, 000.00 Lempira fee Art.143 Number 8, deposited in Banco Ficohsa with account No. 01201316404.- According to the current arbitration plan.
  10.  NOTARIAL ACT OF THE ECONOMIC REGIME. Art. 64 of the Family Code (only if they have assets, for Separate Assets, submit original and copies of documents that accredit it)

For those Under 21 Years of Age PARENTS MUST AUTHORIZE IN WRITING AND AUTHENTICATE THE SIGNATURES BY A NOTARY.

  • Bring a photocopy of the identity of the parents, when one of the parents is deceased, bring the death certificate and authorize the survivor.
  • When both parents are deceased THE AUTHORIZATION will be given by the paternal or maternal grandparents of preference those who live in the same domicile of the minor contracting party, when the whereabouts is unknown of who should give the authorization, THE CORRESPONDING COURT THE DARA.- And they must present the Certification of Judicial Resolution.

Must provide a Single Statement issued by a Consulate of the country of origin accredited in Honduras, the statement must state the single civil status and that there are no obstacles for the marriage to take place. The single statement must then be authenticated by the Ministry of Government and Justice, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Required Documents:

  • Photocopy of passport or safe conduct in your case.
  • Photocopy of the date you enter the country through the immigration office attached to the passport upon entering Honduras.
  • Bring a criminal record of your country of origin apostilled or authenticated (both) in the nearest Representation of Honduras and if they are in another language translate them into Spanish and apostille and if they have one year of residing in Honduras they are requested in the Courts of the Farm , if only they come authenticated of the Representation of Honduras to take them to the Ministry of Interior and Population and External Relations.

Note: If the Single Statement and Criminal Records are in English or any other language than Spanish, translate and authenticate or apostille the same (both in the country that was granted).

If your witnesses are also foreigners, the witnesses must also provide photocopies of their passports.

Note: The Law does not allow the authorization of a civil marriage of a minor who has not reached the age of 18 or of a woman who has not reached the age of 16.