Bringing your pet to Guatemala

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  • You must first take your pet to a U.S. registered veterinarian for a health certificate stating that the pet has been examined, shows no evidence of communicable disease, and has been vaccinated for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus. The certificate must be executed within 30 days prior to the animal’s entry into Guatemala. Not all U.S.-based veterinarians can perform certification, so be sure to check first that your veterinarian can provide or recommend someone for this service.
  • Then take or mail the health certificate to the nearest office of the Department of Agriculture in the United States that
    approves health certificates for pets.
  • After the certificate has been approved by the Department of Agriculture, you will need to have it authenticated by the
    Guatemalan Embassy or a Guatemalan Consulate in the United States.

Washington, DC
Embassy of Guatemala
2220 R Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 745-4952 to 54
Fax: (202) 745-1908

Miami, FL
Consulate General
1101 Brickell Ave,
Suite 1003-S
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 679-9945

Houston, TX
Consulate General
3013 Fountain View, Suite 230
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 953-9531

New York, NY
Consulate General
57 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-3837

Los Angeles, CA
Consulate General
3540 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 365-9251/52

San Francisco, CA
Consulate General
785 Market Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 896-9181