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Message to U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meetings 2022
January 4, 2022

Message for U.S. CitizensThe U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City is pleased to announce that we will host a series of virtual Town Hall meetings in 2022.  The proposed schedule is as follows

Town Hall Meetings 2022

January American Citizen Services / Consular Services: what services the U.S. Embassy offers.
April Demystifying the CRBA process: the requirements for transmitting U.S. Citizenship to a child born abroad.
July American Liaison Network and the benefits of registering with the STEP program.
October Legal Issues: how the U.S. Embassy may help when you have a legal issue


Featured speakers will include consular officers and other relevant U.S. Embassy officials.  Please stay tuned for the specific times and dates of the events!

Reminder about our Passport Services – how to apply for a U.S. Passport:

Renewal by Mail/Courier

You may qualify to renew your passport by mail/courier if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Your previous U.S. passport book/card is in your possession.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued under your current legal name.

For more information and instructions on how to renew your passport by mail/courier and how to pay the passport fees online, please go here.  Most approved passports are returned to the applicant in 4-6 weeks from the date of application.

Schedule an Appointment for an In-Person Appointment

If you do not meet all of the above criteria for renewal by mail/courier, please schedule an appointment to come in person to apply for a passport.  Passport appointments are available through December 2022.

Emergency Appointments

Please continue to check for available appointments as additional appointments may become available.  If you require an emergency appointment, please first schedule the next available appointment and then email AmCitsGuatemala@state.gov to request an earlier one.  We will reply with a short questionnaire asking about the nature of your emergency and your intended date of travel.  You may be requested to provide supporting documents or information.

Applying for a Passport

For a list of different passport services and the associated requirements, please go here.  All passport forms are found here.


U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
Website:  https://gt.usembassy.gov/
Phone:  (502) 2326-4000
Email:  AmCitsGuatemala@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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