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HONDURAS


CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship laws are based upon the Honduran Constitution.

BY BIRTH: Child born within the territory of Honduras, regardless of the nationality of the parents. Children of diplomats are excluded. Child born on a Honduran vessel or aircraft of war or on a merchant vessel located in Honduran territorial waters, regardless of the nationality of the parents.

BY DESCENT: Child born abroad, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Honduras.

BY NATURALIZATION: Honduran nationality may be acquired by:


DUAL CITIZENSHIP: Permitted. The following may possess dual citizenship: Child of Honduran citizens born abroad. Honduran who acquires foreign citizenship by marriage. Person granted citizenship by act of the National Congress. Citizens of countries with which Honduras has dual nationality treaties. Hondurans seeking citizenship of countries with which Honduras has dual nationality treaty.


LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP: The citizenship of those whose citizenship was acquired through marriage, and that of their children, is not revoked upon dissolution of that marriage.

VOLUNTARY: Permitted under Honduran law. Send letters of renunciation to Honduran Embassy.

INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Honduran citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires foreign citizenship and does not fall under the dual citizenship exceptions.


ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of Honduras Consular Section 1528 K Street NW (First Floor) Washington, DC 20005

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-737-2972/2978 Fax: 202-737-2907

hondconswash@earthlink.net

www.hondorus.com

 

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