FAQs

Honduras: Copy of Birth Folio / Copia de Folio del Libro de Nacimientos

The Birth Certificate is issued by the Registro Nacional de las Personas (RNP).  

 

Procedure for Obtaining:

-Applicants residing inside of Honduras: Walk-in at the RNP offices.

-Applicants residing outside of Honduras:  Applicants may send proxies in their stead to request official documents, but the offices have the right to request a notarized document from the applicant granting the proxy permission.  Applicants may obtain these notarized statements at any Honduran Consulate and mail the certified forms to their proxies in Honduras.

Age Matters:

 

RNP was established in 1984.

 

If you were born after 2000, your Birth Certificate will likely have no issues. Just be certain it is the Copy of Birth Folio and not an unacceptable document.

 

If you were born between 1984 and 2000, your Birth Certificate was registered with the RNP, but some issues may arise at it may be partially handwritten and may not have the RNP Seal. An apostille of the document may be beneficial, and a “Note of Explanation” would carry RNP’s symbol if one was not present on the Birth Certificate.

 

If you were born prior to 1984, your Birth Certificate is likely handwritten, the Certificate would likely have been registered with the Municipal Mayors, and you would need to perform additional requirements to meet US Immigration Standards, such as an apostille of the document and a “Note of Explanation.”

Request from the Central Archive of the National Registry of Persons (RNP) located in Tegucigalpa a document called “Note of Explanation” (Nota Aclaratoria). The RNP will provide a document to accompany the older Copy of Birth Folio.

Example: