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Family Petitions (I-130)

This page contains Instructions for Filing an I-130 (PDF 201KB) with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services office in Honduras.

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Consulate in Tegucigalpa accept I-130 (PDF 201KB) petitions by person from U.S. citizens who reside in Honduras. U.S. citizens whose principal residence is not in Honduras, and/or are abroad temporarily as a visitor or on business, must file the petition in the United States.

If you are not eligible to file in Tegucigalpa, you should file the petition with the Chicago Lockbox. Lawful Permanent Residents must file the petition in the United States.

Evidence of Residence

We require evidence of petitioner's residence in Honduras, such as a photocopy of a Certificate of Residence, a Foreigner's Permit to Stay, or documentary evidence from the petitioner showing an established residence in Honduras (i.e. utility bills, property or rental deeds) or a copy of the petitioner's orders if he/she is member of the U.S. military stationed in Honduras.

Checklists for Form I-130

Please read the instruction pages attached to the petition carefully and complete all appropriate sections of the form. You may download and use the following checklists for filing your I-130 (PDF 201KB).


Supporting Documentation

Original with their legible photocopies is required as supporting documentation. Any document in a foreign language must be submitted with an English translation which has been certified by a competent translator per Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 204 1(F) (3).

Processing Times

The minimum processing time for an I-130 (PDF 201KB) petition is 30 days. If it has been more than 30 days, you may send an e-mail to We ask that you please refrain from contacting this office for status checks while your application is pending. Your cooperation will help us ensure that we maintain our processing times.

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