Honduran Residency

residency cardOur family left the U.S. in August of 2007. Before we even arrived in Honduras we started the application process for Honduran residency. When we first got to Honduras we were only allowed 90-day visas. Every three months we were required to leave the country.

With the help of a Honduran attorney we received our first Honduran residency in February of 2010. With relative ease we renewed our residency in February of 2011 and again this week. As legal Honduran Residents we are not required to leave the country.

We have been legal Honduran Residents for two full years. This has allowed us to maintain a good legal status with the government. Not being illegal aliens is biblical and an important testimony in a country whose citizens enter the U.S. illegally at the rate of 100,000 per year.

The early investment of frustration, time and finances is now paying dividends. Long gone are our days of forking out legal fees and leaving the country every 90-days. We now pay $18 per person per year to maintain our Honduran residency.

On Wednesday when we received our shinny new residency cards we began our third year as legal Honduran Residents. Next year we get to apply for a 3-year extension instead of just one year.