USCIS Reopens Field Office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the reopening of an international field office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Tegucigalpa Field Office will primarily focus on enhancing refugee processing capacity and facilitating the reunion of individuals with their family members who are already in the United States.

“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,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. “USCIS is dedicated to fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve, and our renewed presence in Honduras is part of an effort to expand USCIS’ footprint outside the United States to more effectively support that mission.”

The Tegucigalpa Field Office will operate within the premises of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras. USCIS staff will undertake various responsibilities previously handled by the U.S. Department of State Consular Section. These include conducting interviews and processing Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, fingerprinting beneficiaries of T nonimmigrant applications and U nonimmigrant and VAWA petitions, and crucial fraud detection activities such as document verification, site visits, and interviews. Furthermore, the reopening of the USCIS Tegucigalpa Field Office will contribute to the U.S. government’s efforts to resettle refugees from the Americas, aligning with the objectives outlined in the June 2022 Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection.

Services at the Tegucigalpa office will be available strictly by appointment. USCIS will update its International Immigration Offices webpage to provide comprehensive information about the field office, its services, and the appointment scheduling process.

USCIS’ reestablished presence in Honduras is part of a broader initiative to expand its international footprint to meet its workload requirements and support its partners. The inauguration of the field office in Tegucigalpa marks the ninth USCIS international field office. Currently, USCIS operates international field offices in Beijing, China; Guangzhou, China; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Havana, Cuba; Mexico City, Mexico; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India; and San Salvador, El Salvador.

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