In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please click here for detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The United States Embassy in Guatemala is currently accepting the following categories of visas for processing:
- Renewal of B1/B2 visa (only via Cargo Expreso)
- Diplomatic and official visas
- H-2 visas, specifically those associated with food production (e.g., agriculture H-2A and seafood production H-2B)
- Medical professionals applying for J-1, H-1B, or O-1 visas to engage in employment or research in the United States
- Air and sea crew members
- Medical emergencies
For non-immigrant visa applicants: If you have already paid a non-immigrant visa application fee, this fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow our guidance on requesting an expedited appointment.
For immigrant visa applicants: Please email email@example.com for urgent immigrant visa cases.