Changes in Visa Services due to COVID-19

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March 16, 2020

As of March 17, the United States Embassy in Guatemala is cancelling routine immigrant visa and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The visa application 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 the guidance provided at to request an emergency appointment. For additional information, please go to For urgent immigrant visa cases, please email