How to get a tourist visa for Honduras?

Kanan Isazade 02 August 2021 0 views 6 min. read

Do you know which country gained a reputation as the Republic of Banana? Probably, some of you know the answer. Honduras is well known as the Republic of Banana worldwide. Such as most other Latin American countries, Honduras has an enormous stock of bananas. But, there are more than bananas in the country, and it is not a secret for people. Millions of people travel to Honduras per year (two million tourists visited the country in 2019). Rich history, mesmerizing nature, local cuisine, and more charms all visitors.

I am sure there are some among our readers who want to visit Honduras. So, today you will learn everything that you must know about a Honduras tourist visa. In this blog, you will get answers to these questions and more:

• How to get tourist visa to Honduras?

• How much are Honduras tourist visa fees?

• How long is a tourist visa for Honduras?

• Can I extend Honduras tourist visa?

• What are the Honduras tourist visa requirements?

• Do I need a birth certificate for tourist visa Honduras?

Honduras visa policy

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As we said, millions of people travel to Honduras per year, and not all of them visit the country for tourism. There can be various reasons for visits. Depending on the purpose of the visit and stay duration, Honduras offers various types of visas. Only the citizens of the visa-waiver countries can travel to the country without undergoing the visa application process. What kind of visas do Honduras have? We can divide visas into four categories:

• Honduras Tourist Visa

• Honduras Business Visa. It allows you to enter the country and engage in business activities. You will have a chance to take part in such kinds of activities till the end of permission.

• Honduras Diplomatic/Official/Courtesy Visa. It is designed for the heads of states, diplomats, government officials, and their families. Via this visa, they can participate in diplomatic activities.

• Honduras Transit Visa. A transit visa is for tourists who want to enter the country just for transiting through it.

Honduras tourist visa

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People who want to see remains of ancient Mayan civilization, visit the oldest cathedral and clock in the North American continent, and more can apply for a tourist visa to realize their trips. Of course, you are luckier if you are from one of the visa-free countries. Which countries are visa-free countries? As you know, thanks to special agreements between the countries, citizens of various countries can visit each other's countries without a visa. All of this happens under visa-waiver agreements. Today, 85 countries have visa-free visit agreements with Honduras. Some of them are:

• Andorra

• Antigua and Barbuda

• Argentina

• Brunei Darussalam

• Costa Rica

• Czech Republic

• El Salvador

• Marshall Islands

• New Zealand

• North Macedonia

• Saint Kitts and Nevis

• Saint Lucia

• San Marino

• Sao Tome and Principe

• South Korea

• United Arab Emirates

• United Kingdom

• United States of America

Honduras has some charming locations that everyone should see, such as Roatan Island, Copan Ruins Archeological Site, Utila Bay Islands, Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, Museum of Mayan Sculpture, etc. Also, some of the delicious meals that you will admire are Baleada, Tamale, Plato Típico, Pupusa, Yuca con Chicharron, Atol de Elote, etc.

How to get tourist visa to Honduras?

roatan island

If you are familiar with the visa application process, then you have information that all applicants should finish several application steps. On the other hand, if it is your first experience, do not worry. You will get all the needed details today. Also, the steps are not so complicated, but it is required to be attentive. The minor mistakes in one of these steps can be the end of your Honduras dreams. The application steps are:

• Arranging an appointment

• Collecting the documents and details

• Paying the visa charge and other possible fees

• Visa interview

• Processing time

Honduras tourist visa requirements

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After setting the appointment, you can start to collect documents. A checklist can help you with this purpose. Either write it for yourself or get the print and put the mark after getting each one. It will assist you in decreasing the chance of failing. The required documents are:

• Honduras tourist visa application form. All applicants must complete the Honduras tourist visa application form, and they must sign and date it. If the applicant travels with a child, he (she) must sign for the child.

• Photo. You will provide two photographs in white background, 3x4 size, colourful, and with high quality. The applicant's face must cover 70-80% of the photos, and the image must be taken during the last six months. Please avoid matching the background with the same colour clothes.

• Passport and a copy of the main page of the passport; applicants must provide a passport with at least six months of validity and one free page.

• National ID Card

• Resident permit/visa copy. If your country of residence and citizenship are not the same, then you will need it.

• Contact details. You must give your contact details, such as telephone number, address, email, as the embassy may need to get in touch with you.

• Travel itinerary. You will need to provide a copy of the round-trip flight ticket reservation. Moreover, applicants must give details of the hotel, hostel, or apartment where they plan to stay. Accommodation paper must include the following information; name, street, city, zip code, contact information, and booking reference. If there is a host, then you will need to provide an invitation letter from the host with some documents and details (passport, address, exact visit date, etc.).

• Proof of financial means. Applicants must show evidence of their financial means. There are several ways, such as bank statements for the last three months, cash, and so on.

• Purpose of the visit. You will write a letter to explain the reasons for visiting the country. Also, the letter must include where and how long you plan to stay, which places you will visit, etc.

• Evidence of current professional status: depending on your status, you will need to give different documents: employment certificate (salary records, type of contract issued in the last 30 days), entrepreneur details (proof of ownership, certification of properties), and certification paper for students (date of issue must be less than 30 days).

• A copy of the receipt of payment

• Copy of previous visas

• the applicant currently possess

• Evidence of clear criminal record

• Medical certificate

• Documents for children n. If you accompany minor children, you should submit a copy of the birth certificate for tourist visa Honduras.

Honduras tourist visa fees

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The next step is paying the charge. How much does the visa cost? There are two types of tourist visas: single and multiple-entry. If you apply for the first one, the fee will be 30 USD. On the other hand, applicants who want a multiple-entry visa will pay 60 USD. There can be slight differences in prices related to the applicant's country of submission.

How long is a validity of tourist visa for Honduras?

roatan island

The validity of a tourist visa lasts for a maximum of 90 days. Probably, this time will be enough to discover all the beauties of the country. But, sometimes people fall in love with the country and want to stay more. Can tourists extend tourist visa? Yes, the Honduran government gives such opportunities to foreign people. Tourists can extend their visas in the immigration office for another 30 days.

Honduras tourist visa processing time

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After finishing all the steps and attending an interview (it may not be required for some people), you will wait for an answer from the embassy. How many days will I wait? Actually, it can change depending on the country of submission. But, in general, the processing time for a tourist visa is 3-15 working days. While applying, pay attention not to apply during some national holidays. It will increase processing time.

Where can I apply?

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As there is not an opportunity to realize online application, you will undergo standard paper-based application. You can apply for a tourist visa for Honduras in Honduras visa application centres, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. In some cases, people may not find any of them in their country. In that case, they need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to their location, which can be a neighbouring country.

Some additional facts

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Finally, I would like to give some details which can be useful during the application process. As you know, visa application is a serious procedure, and most countries are very strict in visa applications. So, be attentive during the application and ensure that you answer all requirements. It is not a mystery that not all applicants get permission at the end of the application. There are several reasons for that. The most popular ones are missing or invalid documents, criminal background, insufficient money, etc.

Furthermore, there is an agreement called CA-4 between Honduras and El-Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala. CA-4 agreement allows visa holders of these countries, regardless of nationality, to travel to each of these countries without obtaining a new visa. Additionally, tourists who have valid multiple-used or unused Schengen or Canada or the United States visa do not need a visa to visit Honduras. But some countries are the exception. You can get the list of these countries in the visa policy section of our website.

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