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Honduras - Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Evidence of Police Records)

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Honduras for citizen and non citizens.

a. Apply in-person
  1. Police Clearance Certificate can be applied at “Dirección General de Investigación Criminal (DGIC)”. (National Criminal Investigation Directorate ( DNIC ))
  2. Link for contact: link
  3. Address:
    Dirección General de Investigación Criminal (DGIC),
    Barrió Villa Adela,
    5 Ave, 17 y 18 Calle,
    Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras,
    Telephone: 225-2410
  4. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Application forms can be obtained from the respective office on visit.
  6. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  7. This application will be processed by respective department.
  8. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.


Applying process – overseas for citizen and non citizens.

a. Apply through representative from overseas
  1. Applicant shall apply through a representative in Honduras who can apply on their behalf.
  2. Representing person should be entrusted with a power of attorney.
  3. Link for contact: link
  4. Address:
    Dirección General de Investigación Criminal (DGIC),
    Barrió Villa Adela,
    5 Ave, 17 y 18 Calle,
    Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras,
    Telephone: 225-2410
  5. Application forms can be obtained from the respective office on visit .
  6. Representative should go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  7. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. #Representative should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  8. This application will be processed by respective department.
  9. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person upon notification or issued as per norms.
Note: Representative should carry the following while applying.
  • Power of attorney
  • ID card or passport.



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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Citizen proof/Document of National Identity (DNI)


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Honduras.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Honduras, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).
  • Power of attorney
  • Fingerprints


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

Link for contact: link


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


Fees[edit]

  • 200 Lempira.
  • Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.



Validity[edit]

  • 6 months.
  • Validity norms vary from country to country.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


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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