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Death Abroad

Deaths of American Citizens in Honduras

Providing assistance to the relatives of U.S. citizens who die abroad is one of the most difficult and important services performed by Consular Officers.

Although the U.S. Government is not able to pay for funeral or burial expenses, the Consular Section will gladly provide information on funeral homes, see charts below:

Funeral Homes in Honduras

Disclaimer: The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians and other service providers.

Funeral Homes in Tegucigalpa

  • Funeraria La Auxiliadora
    Address: Barrio La Hoya; 2 Calle B, # 804
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    Contact: Judith Cortes, Administrator; Mario Sanders, Assistant
    Tel: (504) 2237-3946, 2237-6694
    Fax: (504) 2237-8853
    Cell: (504) 9998-3159
  • Funeraria Santa Anita/Señorial/Gayosso
    Address: Boulevard Suyapa, contiguo al Materno Infantil
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    : Provides assistance with paperwork at an additional cost.
    Contact: Celia Vindel, Administrator
    Tel: (504) 2232-0686
    Fax: (504) 2232-0686
    Cell: (504) 3390-9353
  • Funerales San Miguel Arcángel
    Address: Colonia Alameda
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    Contact: Laudelino Coca Cantarero, Administrator
    Tel: (504) 2232-5070, 2232-5669
    Fax: (504) 2232-5384

Funeral Homes in San Pedro Sula

  • Funeraria Cama Nacional
    Address: 9 Ave., 9 y 10 Calle S.O.; Barrio Lempira #87
    San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
    Note: Provides assistance with paperwork at an additional cost.
    Contact: Sergio Mena, Administrator
    Tel: (504) 2550-5905,2550-5907
    Fax: (504) 2550-2776
    Cell: (504) 9924-5523
  • Funeraria Jardines y Funerales del Recuerdo
    Address: San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
    Note: Cremation available, Provides assistance with paperwork at an additional cost.
    Contact: Keyllin Pineda, Assistant
    Tel: (504) 2553-6405
    Fax: (504) 2553-6404
    Cell: (504) 9905-4481
  • Funerales San Miguel Arcángel
    Address: Ave. Circunvalación, contiguo a la 105 Brigada de Infantería, Complejo del IPM
    San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
    Contact: Alejandra Banegas, Administrator
    Tel: (504) 2552-3554
    Fax: (504) 2552-3554

Funeral Homes in La Ceiba

  • Funeraria San Jose
    Address: Contiguo Escuela Episcopal Barrio Solares Nuevos
    La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
    Contact: Flor de Padilla, Administrator
    Tel: (504) 2442-2904, 2443-0461

Estimated costs: Costs will vary depending on the type of disposition, transportation, quality of caskets or containers and memorial service desired.  Some of your options are:

  • Preparation and burial in Honduras ranges from US$ 1,000 to US$ 6,000.
  • Embalming and burial in Honduras ranges from US$ 1,500 to US$ 6,500.
  • Embalming and repatriation to the United States ranges from US$ 3,000 to US$ 5,500.
  • Cremation (repatriation of ashes to the United States optional) ranges from US$ 1,300 to US$ 5,500.

Issuance of a Report of Death Abroad

The Consular Section will also issue Consular Report of Death, which serves in the United States as a death certificate for probate and other legal purposes.  There is no fee for this service; however, the following documents must be submitted in original to the Consular Section along with the attached questionnaire completed (PDF 17KB):

  • Death Certificate from the Honduran Civil Registry.
  • Medical certificate from the attending physician or hospital stating the cause of death.
  • U.S. Passport.
  • If applicable Consular Report of Birth or Naturalization Certificate.

If the deceased is being transported to the United States or in transit to another country for burial, the following documents are required:

  • Death Certificate from the Civil Registry.
  • Medical certificate from the attending physician or hospital stating the cause of death.
  • Passport.
  • Honduran Export Permit from the Ministry of Health.
  • Name, address and phone number of the funeral home at final destination.
  • Flight information (Name of airline, date, port of entry, flight number, departure and arrival schedule).
  • A representative from the local funeral home must be present to sign the affidavit of preparation of remains for shipment.

In the case where an unaccompanied U.S. citizen dies in Honduras, a U.S. Consular Officer may serve as a provisional conservator of the deceased's estate.  As provisional conservator, the Consular Officer will assist family members by taking possession of the personal belongings until the next-of-kin or legal representative instructs Consular Officer on how to proceed with the effects.

How to Reach Us

For more information, please contact us at (504) 2238-5114, extension 4400 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For after hours emergencies, the Embassy duty officer can be reached by calling (504) 2238-5114, extention 4100.  Written inquiries may be sent to this e-mail:

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