Frequently Asked Questions

What is a tourist?  A person who travels to other countries for pleasure and returns back home. Tourists are not allowed to work in Honduras. 


What is a Honduran Entry Visa?  It is a stamp on your passport put by an Immigration Officer upon entering the country. It will state the amount of time you are allowed to remain in the country (30,60 or 90 days). If you decide to extend your stay, you may request a one-time extension to your entry visa for an additional 30 days for $20. Extensions are granted if you have the appropriate documents to justify your stay.

Where do I get visa extensions? Visa extensions are obtained at the Honduran Immigration Offices which are located across the country:

La Ceiba: UniPlaza, Second Floor

Tegucigalpa: Colonia el Prado, old Ceutec Building

San Pedro Sula: Barrio El Centro

Roatan: Plaza Mar 2nd Floor, Coxen Hole.


My entry visa expired a long time ago. What do I do? You must visit the Immigration Office at the Airport to pay a fine prior to your departure, or start your Residency process!


How much are fines for overstaying? Fines start at 1/2 a  Honduran minimum wage salary, and increase monthly.

What is a Residency?  A special authorization from the Honduran Government obtained by Residency Honduras to remain and live in the country. Residency Applications must be filed by a Lawyer who is registered with the Honduran Bar Association. There are different types of residencies  such as Permanent Residency and  Special Permits to remain in the country. There are many subcategories, we help you choose the one that fits your needs.


Do I need a Residency? If you plan to work, study, or live in Honduras, then you do need a residency.

What Type of Residency do I need and what are the requirements?  Start Now!


Costs? Prices given include ALL Legal Fees, Expenses and Government Fees. Costs vary according to your situation; a family of 4 will spend more than a single person.  Pro Bono Cases are taken as a way to help out the community.

What is the time frame on a residency? Residencies usually take between 3-6 months, some times faster! We work by submitting complete applications, in order to ensure an expedite process.

What are the requirements for foreign documents? All foreign documents to be valid in Honduras they must be legalized: (a) through the nearest Honduran Consulate ,or (b) with an Apostille.


We provide translation services for documents in English, documents in any another language must be translated to Spanish by a Certified Translator.  


Why use Residency Honduras? Personalized attention from a fully bilingual & responsible attorney with many years of experience who works with you to make the process simple, quick and easy! Check out What People Say

Do you only process Residencies? No. We offer many services, Residencies are just the start! Contact Us for more information.

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