Applying for a U.S. passport abroad is a different process from applying for one in the United States. The application forms, required documentation, and costs are the same, but expedited services are not available.
The Consular section in Tegucigalpa and Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula processes United States passport applications for U.S. citizens abroad. Currently, processing time for applications from Tegucigalpa and the Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula is at least 6 weeks.
Complete your passport application using our Passport Wizard. If you arrive with inaccurate or incomplete forms, or insufficient funds to pay the fees, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment. Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.
- The validity of your passport cannot be extended. If your passport has expired, you must apply for a new passport.
- To renew a passport for a child under the age of 16, please follow the instructions for a minor passport application.
- If your child received a passport between age 0 and 5 and they are applying for a passport renewal, please provide yearly photographs to demonstrate the change in appearance.
- The processing time for passports is approximately 4-6 weeks. The processing time for passport cards may be longer.
- All passports are returned via courier company. Courier company charges a fee for the service on delivery.
- Individuals unable to communicate in English or Spanish should bring an official certified translator.
Name Change and Correcting Passport Errors
The American Citizen Services fees are as follow:
|Adult Passport – first time or replacement||165.00|
|Adult passport renewal||130.00|
|Child under 16 passport – first time or replacement application||135.00|
|Adult Passport Card||30.00|
|Minor Passport Card (when also applying for a passport book)||15.00|
|Consular Report of Birth||100.00|
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
Credit cards: We accept most U.S. and Honduran credit cards. You can use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Novus/Discovery, and Diners credit cards.
Debit cards: That are able to accept charges in dollars.
Cash: You can pay in U.S. Dollars or Lempiras. Exchange rate might be different from the local rate.
Checks: We do not accept traveler’s checks and personal checks.
Emergency Passport (EPDP)
Please note the following important information:
We strongly advise you to confirm the validity of your passport and resolve any passport-related issues before you book your travel.
If you have a genuine, travel-related emergency, an emergency passport (EPDP) can be issued, usually within a business day of your application. EPDPs are valid for up to a year, but may be exchanged within a year of issuance for a full-validity passport for no additional fee.
Please be aware that you will be required to schedule an appointment and appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to apply for and receive an EPDP.
EPDP application instructions:
- If you are experiencing a genuine, travel-related emergency and would like to request an EPDP, you may schedule an appointment by contacting Embassy Tegucigalpa’s American Citizen Services Unit by emailing USAHonduras@state.gov.
- To apply for an EPDP, follow the general instructions for an passport application.
Replacing an EPDP with a full-validity passport instructions:
- If you were issued an emergency limited validity passport (EPDP) because of an urgent need to travel, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your trip.
- You may exchange the EPDP free of charge for a full-validity passport within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.
- You must exchange the EPDP by mail if the EPDP meets the following requirements:
- was issued less than 12 months ago; and
- does not have an endorsement on page 11 stating “A fully validity passport must be approved by the Department of State”
- To exchange your EPDP by mail, you must mail in the following:
Please mail the above required materials to:
U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
Avenida La Paz
If you are located in the U.S., please find additional information here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html.
- If the EPDP does not meet the above mail-in requirements, please follow the general instructions for a new passport application, which requires payment of the appropriate fee.
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
- If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
- If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
- If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
- If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
- Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom are wheelchair-accessible.
Please contact us at USAHonduras@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.