Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a non immigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of non immigrant visa categories.


To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

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).


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.


The U.S. Embassy is located at the following address:

Avenida La Paz
Tegucigalpa M.D.C.
Telephone: (504) 2236-9320
Fax: (504) 2236-9037

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.

A-1, A-2, and G-1 through G-4 visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials for official travel to the United States. Generally, the type of visa required by a diplomat or other government official depends upon their purpose of travel to the United States. There are very specific requirements which must be met by applicants in order to qualify for A, G, or NATO visas under U.S. immigration law.

Applications for A-1 and A-2 visas for Honduran nationals must be submitted to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section through the Ministry of Foreign Relations, or Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Third country national applications for A-1 and A-2 visas may be submitted by courier to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section from accredited diplomatic missions in Honduras. A diplomatic note must accompany all A-1 and A-2 visa applications.

Applications for G-1 through G-4 visa applications must be accompanied by a diplomatic note or, for international organizations, an official letter requesting the issuance of a G visa. Applications for A-1 and A-2 and G-1 through G-4 visas may be submitted directly to the U.S. Embassy consular section at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Do not pay an MRV visa application fee through this site, as it will not be refunded.

For more information, please visit the Department of State’s U.S. Visas website or consult with your government or agency’s administrative office responsible for visa issues.

Domestic employees of employers assigned to an international or bilateral mission applying for an A-3 or G-5 visa (A, G, or NATO visa holders) are not required to pay the MRV fee, nor schedule an appointment, since they can appear at the Consular Section at 1 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays with the suggested documentation for their interview.

You can visit the Department of State’s U.S. Visas website for additional information about qualifying for Diplomatic and Official visas and for more specific information about A visas and G visas.


We receive your applications when in official travel Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. There is no need to contact the Visa Call Center. Be advised we are closed to the public every first Tuesday of each month.


U and T visas are for victims of violent crimes committed inside the United States. Some family members of crime victims may also be eligible for U and T visas. To obtain such visa, an applicant must submit a petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Visa Specific Information

  • U Visa: The U visa is intended for victims of violent crimes who assist with the investigation of the criminal activity or the prosecution of the accused. In some cases, immediate family members are also eligible. For more information about this visa class, see the USCIS website.
  • T Visa: The T visa is intended for victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons. In some cases, immediate family members are also eligible. For more information about this visa class see the USCIS website.


If the beneficiary is older than 14 years old he or she will be required by DHS/CIS to be fingerprinted at the Immigrant Visa Unit, Consulate in Tegucigalpa. This would be through an appointment at The fingerprints will be sent back to the DHS Service Center in the United States on a sealed package on the beneficiary’s expense.

What Happens Next?

Once the petition is approved, the applicant will receive an approval notice (Form I-797). The applicant then makes an appointment to come to the Embassy for the visa interview.

To Schedule an Appointment

In order to schedule an appointment you must need to contact the Call Center. The representatives will be available:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Local telephone: (504) 2202-8959; from the U.S. (703) 745-5478

How to Pay the Visa Appointment Fee

  • Applicants will now have the option of paying their visa appointment fee online with a credit card through the Call Center website.
  • For applicants who wish to pay in person, they must first print an individualized bank deposit slip from the Call Center website and then can pay their visa appointment fee at any Citibank branch location.

Passport Return

Please note that there is no home delivery service.

Required Documentation

  • Valid Passport.
  • The DS-160 Visa Application Form confirmation page.
  • Non-Immigrant Visa photo: size 2″X 2″ taken with a white background.
  • Original Receipt for Application Fee.
  • Birth and/or marriage certificates proving the relationship between principal applicant and any derivative applicants. All documents must be original or in literal form (forma literal) from Honduras’ National Registry (Registro Nacional de las Personas). If the document was issued in a country other than Honduras, it should be an original or a certified copy.
  • Proof of relationship between the derivative applicants and principal applicant (family photos, letters, joint legal documents, etc.)

The above items should not be considered an exhaustive list and presentation of these documents does not guarantee visa issuance. Applicants should be prepared to explain to the Consular Officer the circumstances that gave rise to the petition, and the relationship between applicants.

Further Reading about T and U Visas