Immigrant Visa Interviews
When the Department of Homeland Security approves an immigrant visa petition in the United States, the case is then transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC). If you have received a notice that the case has been sent to the National Visa Center, but you still have not received a case number beginning with the letters ‘TGG’, you can call the NVC at (603) 334-0700 or write to them by mail at: National Visa Center, 32 Rochester Ave, Portsmouth, NH, 03801-2909. When the case is ready to be processed, the National Visa Center will forward the case on to the Embassy in Tegucigalpa. Note that petitions which are filed at the Embassy in Tegucigalpa are not sent to the NVC.
It is important to note that if the petition is for a category in which only a limited number of visas are available each year (such as F categories – spouses and children of legal permanent residents and siblings or adult children of American citizens), the case will not be forwarded to the Embassy until the case is current and a visa is available. To check on the current status of these types of immigrant visas, please see the Department of State’s Visa Bulletin.
Once a petition has been sent to the Embassy for processing, the applicant and petitioner will receive a notice in the mail informing the applicant of his or her appointment date and time. This notification will also contain a packet of information regarding the types of documents that the applicant is required to bring to his/her interview. These documents depend on the category of the visa petition.
Click on the appropriate category to view the packet of information that describes the required documents (the packet is in both English and Spanish).
Immigrant Visa Categories
|IR or F
|Spouses, children, parents and siblings of American Citizens OR Spouses and minor unmarried children of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs)|
|Non Immigrant Visa for Spouses of American Citizens|
|T and U
|Non Immigrant Visa for Victim of Trafficking|
|Non Immigrant Visa for Spouses or Children of LPRs|
|Immigrant Visa for Battered or Abused Spouses|
For more information regarding application and documentation requirements by visa classification, please see the Department of State website.
No one can assure you in advance that the visa will be issued. Please do not make plans to depart Honduras before your visa is issued. For example, do not quit your job, sell your property, or leave school until the visa is issued. If you receive a visa, you will have six months to travel to the U.S.
If you still have questions about getting ready for your interview, please call us at (504) 2236-9320, extension 4287 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or send us an email to email@example.com with your questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Embassy and want to work with you to issue your visa as soon as possible.
Please note that the Consulate only accepts cases in which the applicant is a Honduran citizen or has official Honduran residency.
Attorneys or other family members may accompany the applicant during their visa interview.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.