Ambassador William W. Popp
Thanksgiving Message to U.S. Citizens in Guatemala
On behalf of the entire U.S. Embassy community, my family and I extend the warmest greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Guatemala. This year’s Thanksgiving is particularly significant to all of us, given the trying year and a half the global community has shared – the blessings we are thankful for this holiday are that more present and poignant.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the things that we cherish most – our families, friends, peace, and prosperity.
We understand how important it can be for Americans to travel and be with family during holidays like Thanksgiving. Our Consular team is working diligently to help as many citizens as possible who need to renew their passports or are waiting for loved ones to join them through the immigration process. In the last six months our consular officers issued 2,200 passports and just under 3,000 immigrant visas to help reunite families in the United States. We will continue to increase services as we can, so that our Citizens are documented, can travel freely, and have the latest information to stay safe and meet travel requirements during the Pandemic.
All of us in the U.S. Mission are thankful for the opportunity to serve the United States overseas, and we are particularly grateful for the strong friendship that we enjoy with Guatemala, based on our solid foundation of shared values. Wherever you are spending the holiday, may you be surrounded by friends and family.
On this quintessentially American holiday, we wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
U.S. Embassy Guatemala City (https://gt.usembassy.gov/)
Tel. (502) 2326-4000
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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