USCIS Resumes Operations at Tegucigalpa Field Office, Honduras

USCIS Resumes Operations at Tegucigalpa Field Office, Honduras

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the reopening of an international field office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Tegucigalpa Field Office aims to enhance refugee processing capabilities and facilitate family reunification for individuals already residing in the United States.

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou emphasized, “Reopening the Tegucigalpa Field Office establishes USCIS’ presence and expertise in a critical location in the Western Hemisphere and is part of our commitment to the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to facilitate safe and orderly lawful pathways and meet our humanitarian mission.”

Located within the U.S. Embassy in Honduras, the Tegucigalpa Field Office will manage tasks previously handled by the U.S. Department of State Consular Section. These responsibilities include interviews and processing for Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, fingerprinting beneficiaries of T nonimmigrant applications and U nonimmigrant and VAWA petitions, and essential fraud detection activities.

Additionally, the reopening of the USCIS Tegucigalpa Field Office aligns with the U.S. government’s initiative to resettle refugees from the Americas, as articulated in the June 2022 Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection.

Services at the Tegucigalpa office will be accessible by appointment only. USCIS will provide updates on its International Immigration Offices webpage regarding the field office’s services and appointment procedures.

The resumption of USCIS operations in Honduras underscores its commitment to extending its presence beyond the United States to address workload demands and support USCIS partners. The Tegucigalpa Field Office becomes the ninth USCIS international field office, joining locations in Beijing, Guangzhou, Guatemala City, Havana, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, and San Salvador.


Source: USCIS