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Procedure[edit]

A Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales may be obtained from the Direccin General de Investigacin Criminal (DGIC) in Comayaguela, which will cover the whole country (those issued by the DGIC in San Pedro Sula cover the San Pedro Sula region only). Certificates must be requested in person or through a lawyer with notarized authorization. Nationals and residents of Honduras must present their original and one photocopy of their identification document. Foreigners must present their original and one photocopy of their passport.

Direccin General de Investigacin Criminal (DGIC)
Barri Villa Adela
5 Ave, 17 y 18 Calle
Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras
Telephone: 225-2410

Court certificates (Juzgados de lo Penal) are issued by the Poder Judicial. Applicants must apply in person or send a representative to apply on their behalf with the applicants identification card and proof of payment of the processing fee, payable through the Banco Atlantida. Non-citizens must present a copy of their passport and proof of payment.

Poder Judicial
Barrio la Granja
Boulevard Comunidad Econmica Europea
Comayaguela, M.D.C., Honduras
Telephone: 225-5196



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Required Documents[edit]

Local Request
  • Provide your passport residence book.
  • Certificates from Honduran Ministerio de Gobernacion y Inmigracion should also be provided.
Non Resident Citizens (married to Honduran Citizen)
  • Provide your marriage certificate.
  • Also provide birth certificate of Honduran children, if any.
  • Letters of employment or study.
  • Single photo of specific dimensions, recommended size equals 7.5*9 cms.
  • Fingerprints taken by an authorized police authority or fingerprinting agency.

NOTE: All the documents submitted should be converted to Spanish.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Direccin General de Investigacin Criminal (DGIC)
Barri Villa Adela
5 Ave, 17 y 18 Calle
Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras
Telephone: 225-0504


Poder Judicial
Barrio la Granja
Boulevard Comunidad Econmica Europea
Comayaguela, M.D.C., Honduras
Telephone: 225-5196


Direccin Nacional de Investigacin Criminal (DNIC)
Building "UNPH"
Sector Sur, Anillo Periferico, antes de la entrada a la Colonia La Caada
Frente a las bodegas de Walmart y la UTH
Comayaguela, D.C.
Phone Numbers: 2246-5789; 2246-5797
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Unidad de Atencion al Ciudadano
Colonia Alameda
4 Avenida, 10 y 11 Calle (Next to Wendys Restaurant)
Tegucigalpa
Telephone: (504) 2235-7024, (504) 2235-7038 or (504) 2235-7038 English is spoken


Judiciary of Honduras Contacts

List of diplomatic missions of Honduras

HONDURAS Phone Fax & E-Mail Directory



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Eligibility[edit]

Relevant document: Certificate of Good Conduct (Certificado de Buena Conducta).

Residents and non-citizens married to a Honduran citizen: Apply in person to the address above.

Provide: passport residence book (carnet de Residencia), certificates from Honduran Ministerio de Gobernacion y Inmigracion.

Non-citizens married to a Honduran citizen provide: marriage certificate, birth certificates of Honduran children, letters of employment/study, and one photo 7.5 x 9 cm. Fingerprints taken.

Fee: payable.


A Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales may be obtained from the Direccin General de Investigacin Criminal (DGIC) in Comayaguela, which will cover the whole country (those issued by the DGIC in San Pedro Sula cover the San Pedro Sula region only). Certificates must be requested in person or through a lawyer with notarized authorization. Nationals and residents of Honduras must present their original and one photocopy of their identification document. Foreigners must present their original and one photocopy of their passport.

Court certificates (Juzgados de lo Penal) are issued by the Poder Judicial. Applicants must apply in person or send a representative to apply on their behalf with the applicants identification card and proof of payment of the processing fee, payable through the Banco Atlantida. Non-citizens must present a copy of their passport and proof of payment.



Fees[edit]

You will need to pay at any local bank a 150.00 Lempira fee for the certification (Resolucin).



Validity[edit]

Please Note: Police certificates only have a validity of six months and it is only accepted from Comayaguela, and not from other Honduras cities.



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Instructions[edit]

Hoja de Antecedentes may be obtained from the Direccion General de Investigactiones Criminales (DGIC).

Some records may be available at local DGIC offices, but the most complete records are housed at DGIC headquarters in Tegucigalpa.

Applicant must request the document in person and present a Honduran identification card, a copy of the card, and a letter of request addressed to the Director of the DGIC.

Applicants under 18 years of age must present their birth certificate in lieu of the identification card.

For persons living outside of Honduras, a lawyer or close family member can apply for the record by presenting a copy of the applicant's identification, a letter of authorization, and the letter of request.

Normal processing time is less than one week. Police records from before 1995 may not be available. There may be a fee for this service.



Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Passport Number
    • Date of Issue
    • Date of Expiry
    • Place of Issue



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Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

If you are a citizen of Honduras, the "Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales" document should be provided by the Direccion Nacional de Investigacin Criminal in Comayaguela only, and not from the Juzgado or from any other city.

If applicable, provide the police certificate for:

  • The country of nationality.
  • The country of the applicant's residence at the time of visa interview, and
  • Any other country in which the applicant has resided for one year or more.



Information which might help[edit]

Local Request:

  • Provide your passport residence book.
  • Certificates from Honduran Ministerio de Gobernacion y Inmigracion should also be provided.

Non Resident Citizens (married to Honduran Citizen):

  • Provide your marriage certificate.
  • Also provide birth certificate of Honduran children, if any.
  • Letters of employment or study.
  • Single photo of specific dimensions, recommended size equals 7.5*9 cms.
  • Fingerprints taken by an authorized police authority or fingerprinting agency.

NOTE:

All the documents submitted should be converted to Spanish.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.



External Links[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras

http://www.honduras.com/embassies-consulates/

Government of Honduras

http://www.tsc.gob.hn/

http://www.presidencia.gob.hn/

http://www.dei.gob.hn/website/index.php

Government of the Republic of Honduras Links

http://www.sep.gob.hn/sitio/

Judiciary



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Others[edit]

Police clearance certificate is an official document issued by the police in a country, certifying the criminal record or otherwise of the applicant. Ideally, every adult who has been a resident in any country for six months and over requires a police clearance certificate from that country when applying for visa or immigration services.

Sometimes people who intend to work abroad or in highly sensitive establishments also require reports of good behavior, especially from the police, before they are allowed to work.

It is the applicants responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each countrys procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency - municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the l