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Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do not travel to:
Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Honduras:
Gracias a Dios Department
Gracias a Dios is an isolated area with high levels of criminal activity and drug trafficking. Infrastructure is weak, government services are limited, and police and military presence is scarce.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gracias a Dios as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling to the area.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.
Honduras is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Honduras.
The Department of State will provide updated information on adoption.state.gov as it becomes available.
Please visit the Department’s country specific information for more information on travelling to Honduras and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa’s website for information on consular services.
Transition cases: We are awaiting confirmation from the Honduran Central Authority on whether Honduras will continue to process cases in which a U.S. citizen filed a Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, or a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, prior to July 1, 2019 with USCIS, or in which a final adoption was completed in Honduras prior to July 1, 2019. Once we confirm this information, we will post an updated notice on our website at adoption.state.gov.
U.S. Embassy in Honduras
Avenida La Paz
Tel: (504) 2238 5114
Honduras’ Adoption Authority
Dirección de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (DINAF)
Colonia Humuya, Calle la salud, casa 1101
Semaforo entre la colonia El Prado y Blvd. Kuwait
Tel: (504) 2239-7900
Honduras also operates consulates in: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about filing a Form I-800A application or a Form I-800 petition with the USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC):
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-913-275-5480 (local); Fax: 1-913-214-5808
For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
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