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Holding Hands


Registro Civil or Civil Registry in Honduras will produce a marriage certificate after legally marrying a couple under the laws (and presentation of required documents).

If you are not a Honduran citizen, you will be required to produce the following documents:

  • A valid passport

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate

  • A certified copy of your police record

  • An Affidavit of Single Status

  • Birth certificates of both parties; they must be originals, bearing the most recent civil status (single or married) of the individual. The name must match their provided ID

  •  A) Medical certificate and H.I.V. test, if no children in common

     B) Pregnancy test, if pregnant

       C) Original birth certificate of children, if parents have  children together 

  •  A 350.00 Lempira fee for marriage services must be paid at the Municipality’s Treasury Department (located across the street from Clínicas Viera or at any Banco Continental).

  • Dispensa de Edictos. This certificate must be obtained at the Ministry of Government and Justice, located in Col. Alameda across the street from I.N.A  (copy of identification cards and birth certificates of both parties is required).

  •  Obtain a marriage application from D.E.I., (Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos), fill it out and pay L. 10.00 at Banco de Occidente.

If you are marrying a Honduran citizen, your future spouse will require the following documents:

  • A Honduran identity card ("tarjeta de Identidad")

  • A Certificate of Single Status issued by the Civil Registry ("Certificado de Soltería del Registro Civil")

If you have been married before, you will require these additional documents:

  • A certified copy of the divorce decree (1) or

  • A certified copy of your previous spouse's death (1)

You will need two witnesses to your wedding, non-relatives preferred. They must have the following documents:
For non-Honduran citizens:

  • A valid passport for at least six months

For Honduran citizens:

  • A Honduran Identity card ("Cédula de Identidad")

Marriages legally performed and valid in Honduras are also legally valid in other countries.
Your marriage will be legally recognized when you or your lawyer who performed the ceremony submits your marriage certificate with the appropriate certifications to the Countries Embassy in Honduras.

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