Immigration Blog

May 30, 2024

Consular Process Interview in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGG)

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If you received an email notification with your interview date in Tegucigalpa, there are several steps you should take before traveling.

Step 1: Registering Your Appointment

To register your interview appointment, create a profile at  Each family member must create their profile.  If you need to cancel or reschedule, you must email or call either 504-2244-9540 or 1 (703) 745-5478 or use the live chat support option on their website for assistance.  Keep in mind that there may be a wait for the next available interview appointment. 

Step 2: Schedule Your Medical Exam

It’s recommended to schedule your medical exam at least two weeks before your interview. You can choose from the approved physicians listed below:


Dra. Elisa Carrasco

  • Location: Hospital Honduras Medical Center, Clinica de Medicina Migratoria (CMM), 2nd floor, Office #2403, Colonia Las Minitas, Ave., Juan Lindo, Tegucigalpa, DC
  • Tel: 9603-3142, 9758-0556, 2280-1373, 2280-1374, 2280-1296
  • Email:,
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Dra. Claudia Bravo

  • Location: Hospital Honduras Medical Center, 6th Floor, Office #6311, Colonia Las Minitas, Ave., Juan Lindo, Tegucigalpa, DC
  • Tel: 2280-1376 / 2280-1377, 9449-6247, or 8882-9975
  • Email:
  • Facebook: @clinicatencionintegral
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am-5:00pm

Dra. Diana Alvarado

  • Location: Hospital Honduras Medical Center, 2nd floor, south wing, Colonia Las Minitas, Ave., Juan Lindo, Tegucigalpa, DC
  • Tel: 2280-1374, 9758-0556 (Llamadas y WhatsApp)
  • Email:
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

San Pedro Sula

Dr. Fernando Valerio

  • Location: Hospital CEMESA, 3rd Floor, Office #351-352, Colonia Altamira, Blvd. del Sur, San Pedro Sula
  • Tel: 2516-0223 / 9641-9846 (WhatsApp only), 9876-4819 (Calls and WhatsApp)
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-12:00pm / 2:00pm-5:00pm

To prepare for your medical examination before your interview in Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula, ensure you bring the following items with you:

  1. Form DS-260 Confirmation and NVC Appointment Confirmation: Bring copies of your CEAC confirmation page and the appointment confirmation from the National Visa Center.
  2. Valid Passport: Your passport must have at least one year of validity. Bring the original passport along with a photocopy. 
  3. Photographs: Five recent color photographs with a white background, size 4×3 cm (Honduran ID size).
  4. Vaccination Record: Bring your current vaccination card. If you don’t provide a vaccination card, the physician will advise you on the necessary vaccines and their costs.
  5. Appointment Details: A document demonstrating your appointment date and case number. 
  6. Personal Information: Your current home address in Honduras, the address where you plan to reside in the U.S., your current email address and dates of any previous surgeries written on a plain white paper.  If you are a female, they will need the birth dates of all your children.
  7. Medical History: Bring any relevant medical records, including information about any chronic conditions, treatments, surgeries, or medications you are currently taking.

Make sure to follow any additional directions given by the medical examination center or consulate to make sure you’re ready for your appointment.

After the Medical Exam

The doctor will provide your exam results in a sealed envelope or send them directly to the U.S. Consulate. Due to the new process, the physician will provide you with a consular entrance ticket that you must take with you to the pre-interview check-in appointment. 

Make sure to follow any additional instructions provided by the physician.

Step 3: Interview Preparation

Preparing for an immigration or visa interview involves gathering several essential documents. Make sure you take the following:

  • Two color photographs (size 2×2) with a white background
  • Valid passport with at least 1 year of validity
  • Interview appointment notice
  • Copies of previous applications
  • Supporting documents such as: Birth certificates, Book of Births Folio, proof of relationship, adoption, or custody documents (if applicable).
      • Marriage and or divorce related documents:
        • Marriage License
        • Book of Marriage Folio if married in Honduras
        • Book of Marriage Folio with divorce remarks.
    • Death certificate of previous spouses (if applicable).
        • Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), financial records, recent IRS Tax Transcripts
        • Police certificate – All applicants over the age of 18 must provide a police clearance. It may be obtain electronically ( or in person. 
      • Military records (if applicable).
      • Documents related to any criminal history.
      • Documents related to previous residence in the United States.

        Make sure to verify that you have all of the required documents and fees are paid prior to the appointment. Keep in mind, that attorneys aren’t allowed to accompany you, but you may bring an interpreter if you don’t speak English or Spanish well. If you are elderly, disabled, or a minor, you can may have an adult accompany you. Make sure they bring photo ID.

        After Your Consular Processing Interview

        Consular officers must review visa applications and conduct interviews before making a decision.  An approval is not guaranteed. It’s advised not to make big decisions like selling property or resigning from jobs until your immigrant visa is received. In the event that additional documents are needed you will receive a letter with instructions for submission. 

        Administrative processing after an interview may take up to 60 days. You may inquire about the case after 60 days have passed.

        Approved, What Next?

        After a visa is approved, passports are kept at the embassy while the immigration packet is prepared. 

        Once your case is approved, if you filed a paper case, you’ll receive your passport, visa, and instructions for USCIS immigrant fees in a sealed envelope, to be given to U.S. immigration authorities upon arrival.  For electronic cases, the documents are delivered via Cargo Expreso courier service, with a fee. 

        It’s important to not to book airline tickets until you receive your visa. All immigrants must pay an Immigrant Fee to USCIS before traveling, except for a few exemptions.

        You must enter the country before your visa expires. Upon arrival, you will need to order your Lawful Permanent Resident Card, better known as the green card,  which is then mailed to the address provided on your DS-260 or interview. 

        If you would like more information, Attorney Diana Bailey of Portland and Beaverton has over 25 years of immigration law experience.  Please call our office for a free telephone consultation at 866-521-6422