- Guatemalan Residence Requirements
- Insurance Companies
- Bringing your pet to Guatemala
- Vehicle Permits for Tourists
- Emergency Assistance
- Airlines Phone Numbers in Guatemala City
- Inexpensive Hotels-Hostals in Guatemala City
- Replacement entry Stamps/Extension of Visa
- Educational Resources in Guatemala
- Background Checks and Fingerprints
Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
- 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.
Embassy of Guatemala
2220 R Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 745-4952 to 54
Fax: (202) 745-1908
1101 Brickell Ave,
Miami, FL 33131
3013 Fountain View, Suite 230
Houston, TX 77057
New York, NY
57 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Los Angeles, CA
3540 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
San Francisco, CA
785 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103