The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the reopening of its international field office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as part of a broader effort to enhance refugee processing and aid family reunification efforts for those already in the United States. The move, according to USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou, aligns with the Biden-Harris administration’s objectives to create safer and more orderly legal immigration pathways, as well as to fulfill humanitarian missions.
Situated within the U.S. Embassy in Honduras, the Tegucigalpa Field Office is set to take over certain responsibilities from the U.S. Department of State Consular Section. Its duties will include processing interviews for the Form I-730 (Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition), fingerprinting for T and U nonimmigrant applications and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, and conducting fraud detection activities. This initiative is also a step toward supporting the resettlement of refugees from the Americas, a commitment made in the June 2022 Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection.
The services offered by the Tegucigalpa Field Office will be accessible only through prior appointments. Information about the office’s services and how to schedule appointments will be updated on the USCIS International Immigration Offices webpage.
This reopening marks the ninth USCIS international field office, joining others located in key cities around the world including Beijing and Guangzhou in China, Guatemala City, Havana, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, and San Salvador. This expansion signifies USCIS’s dedication to extending its support and services outside the United States, in alignment with its commitment to fairness, integrity, and respect.