General Notice: Cancellation of all consular appointments June 17 – 21, 2019
The criminal vandalism directed at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa on the afternoon of May 31, 2019, caused damage that has forced the Consular Section to cancel all visa appointments and routine services for U.S. citizens for the week of June 17-21, 2019. Until access for visa applicants and U.S. citizens is restored, the Consular Section is unable to offer any new appointments.
The Embassy has cancelled all consular interviews and will notify these applicants of the cancellation of their appointments via e-mail.
U.S. citizens who believe they need emergency services should e-mail USAHonduras@state.gov and consular staff will work to make alternate arrangements as necessary.
The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).
To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone from the US: (703) 745-5478
- Telephone from Honduras: 2231-3120
Call Center representatives are available Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except on holidays).
Cases in Administrative Processing
If your case was put in “Administrative Processing,” under section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you can check the status of your application online. When tracking your case status, please go to the Visa Status Check website and select the following options:
- Visa Application Type: Non Immigrant Visa (NIV).
- Select a Location: Honduras, Tegucigalpa.
- Application ID/Case: Confirmation’s bar code number.
The U.S. Embassy strongly urges all individuals to apply for their visa at least three months in advance of planned travel.
Please contact the Visa Information Center directly for all questions and comments related to applications for non-immigrant visas to the United States.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to respond directly to inquiries sent to any other e-mail address, unless it is in response to an e-mail that we have sent directly.
Thank you for understanding, and we wish you an excellent day.
Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
- We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
- We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
- We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
- We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
- We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
- We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
- We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
- We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
- Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
- Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
- Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
- Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
- Complete your application fully and accurately.
- Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
- Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.