Five Syrians who entered Honduras on forged Greek passports have requested asylum, Honduran officials have said.
They were arrested last week on arrival at Toncontin airport in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, from where they planned to travel to the United States.
Their arrest came just days after the attacks in Paris and raised concerns in the US that Islamist militants could be trying to enter the country illegally.
They have been charged with falsifying documents.
They were arrested after Greek diplomats were called to the airport terminal and found the five did not speak any Greek.