Visas and Overstay Fines
This uses the online renewal system here but be aware that this is not secure. If you are not comfortable with your details being transmitted unencrypted over the internet then you should discuss renewal with your immigration lawyer.
You will not be required to pay a fine if your visa expired during the pandemic lockdown.
- Start: 2020-03-16
- End: 2020-08-04
Anyone who stays beyond the end of the grace period needs to renew their visa or be willing to pay the overstay fines. The alternative is to leave, but without residency you will not be able to return until the borders are re-opened to tourism.
The following was provided by Marco Webster head of immigration in Roatan
Tourist Visa Extensions
There have been discussions of online forms, but these are currently only available for extending residency permits.
If you have to pay a fine, make sure that you leave enough time to visit the bank after getting the penalty notice from immigration. The bank will give you a receipt which you can take back to immigration certifying payment. Note that banks are frequently requiring close toed shoes, so keep that in mind when deciding on what you will wear to travel.
Below is the 2020 costs of overstaying a visa. They are based on minimum wage (HNL 9,196.54) and each month is an extra 10% of minimum wage (HNL 919.654)
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Here is the official document: