Information about Authentications

Canada is not a signatory to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, in accordance with the Civil Procedure Code, any public document executed outside Honduras that must have legal effects in the country must be duly authenticated. It will be considered authenticated when the public nature and authenticity of the signatures of the persons who authorized it are verified.


1) The original document to be authenticated must be duly recognized with the prior authentications and/or signatures required in the country of origin, the processing of which is the responsibility of the interested party. (Preferably by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and failing that and as appropriate by the provincial authorities, Chambers of Commerce, Bar Association, Medical Association, etc.)

2) The document must be accompanied by its respective translation into Spanish; If you wish, you can request the translation at the Embassy of Honduras Consular Section. If you have it translated abroad, it must be authenticated by the Order of Translators of the Province where the document was issued.

3) You must attach a photocopy of the document to be authenticated.

4) If you carry out the procedure by mail, you must attach a pre-paid envelope by certified mail with your address. Envelopes are not accepted by regular mail.

5) Payment must be made by Money Order or Certified Check in American dollars, payable to the Embassy of Honduras Consular Section. Personal checks or cash are not accepted.

The following documents are exempt from the collection of consular fees:

1) Those presented by foreign public or private organizations that send donations in favor of the Republic of Honduras or private voluntary institutions of public interest, non-profit, that are duly registered in the country.

2) The documentation related to the studies of the Honduran scholarship holders.

3) To retired and indigent Hondurans RESIDENT abroad, after verification of their status.

FEE: US$60.00