Passport Services

The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City has suspended routine

consular services due to Covid-19.

 

Please note:  There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related

to passports, citizenship, or birth registration.

These services are by appointment only.

Appointments are only available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To request a passport appointment, please use this link:

Appointments

 

Applicants must fill out and print their forms before arriving at the Embassy and must also bring all necessary supporting documents.

Your appointment will be rescheduled if you do not follow the instructions and bring all necessary items (such as completed passport applications, photos, etc.) for your appointment. 

The American Citizen Services Section is closed to the public for regular services on Fridays, except in cases of EMERGENCY. Please also note that the Embassy is closed during official holidays in Guatemala and the United States.

Passport applications are sent to the United States to be printed and therefore take approximately 10 business days to process. Emergency passports are approved only under special circumstances.

Under certain circumstances, the consular officer may request additional documentation. In this casebefore requesting a follow-up appointment, please email the documentation requested along with the sheet (Information Request Letter) provided by the officer to

All payments for passport services must be paid at the Embassy in cash (in Quetzales or U.S. dollars), credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), or debit card issued by a U.S. bank.  Local debit cards are not accepted.

Personal checks are not accepted as well as damaged, stained, or torn US bills.  Cashier’s checks are only accepted for mail-in passport renewals (see instructions for further information). Passport renewal by courier for adults  (PDF – 577KB)  Adult Passport Renewal  (PDF – 577KB)

Passport Fees Chart_TSG2020 (PDF – 132KB)

Please be informed that a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS REQUIRED to process the passport. If you have never had or applied for a social security number, you will be required to submit a declaration under penalty of perjury that you were never issued a social security number (declaration form can be provided at the Embassy). To request a Social Security Number please review Social Security 

Select the Passport Service You Require:

First-time Passport for Adults (age 18 and over): (PDF - 195KB)

You may qualify for a first-time passport if you are 18 yrs. old or older and you have never been issued a U.S. passport or a U.S. passport card.

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/First-time-Passport-for-Adults-Age-18-and-over-03102021-2.pdf

Renew Passport for Adults (age 18 and over):  (PDF - 196KB)

You may qualify for a Passport Renewal Process for adults if you are 18 yrs. old or older and if your case meets the following conditions:

  • You are currently in possession of your U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport card was issued.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport card was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • Your most recent passport has not been lost, stolen, mutilated, or damaged.
  • You use the same name in your most recent U.S. passport, or you have had your name changed and can submit proper documentation to reflect your name change.

If you don´t meet the conditions, please read the instructions for a First-time Passport for Adults  (age 18 and over) (PDF – 195KB) 

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/First-time-Passport-for-Adults-Age-18-and-over-03102021-2.pdf

Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Adults Age 18 years old:  (PDF - 89KB) 
   

You may qualify for a replacement in the following cases:

  • If your U.S. passport and/or U.S. passport card has been lost or stolen.
  • If your U.S passport and/or U.S. passport card has been damaged or mutilated.
  • For lost and stolen passports, the police report is not mandatory, but it can help to confirm the circumstances.

If you are scheduled to depart Guatemala soon, please read Emergency Passport for Adults  (age 18 and over) (PDF – 363KB).

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/Replacement-of-a-Lost-Stolen-or-Damaged-Passport-for-Adults-Age-18-years-old-03102021-2.pdf

Emergency Passport for Adults Age 18 and over:  (PDF - 363KB)

You may qualify for an emergency passport for adults 18 yrs. old or older, if:

  • Your passport was lost or stolen and/or you are scheduled to depart Guatemala soon.
  • In general, we will not be able to issue an emergency passport during the weekend or on holidays.
  • Emergency passports are only approved under special circumstances and are valid for one year maximum.
  • Normally, emergency passports can be replaced with a full-validity passport without paying any extra fees within one year.
  • Mostly, emergency passports can be issued the same day.

If you prefer and can wait 10 business days to receive a full-validity passport AND you have your most recent passport in your possession, please read Renew Passport for Adults  (age 18 and over) (PDF – 196KB).

If your most recent passport was lost, stolen, or damaged. please read Replacement of a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Passport for Adults  (age 18 and over)  (PDF- 89KB). 

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/Emergency-Passport-for-Adults-Age-18-and-over-03102021-1.pdf

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Adults (8 and over): (PDF – 176KB)

You may qualify for a Replacement of an emergency passport:

  • If you have the emergency passport you were issued in your possession.
  • If you have already paid the fee for the emergency passport.
  • If the emergency passport was issued within the last year (365 days).

If your emergency passport is already expired, please read Renew Passport for Adults  (age 18 and over) (PDF – 196KB). 

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/Replacement-of-an-emergency-passport-for-adults-Age-18-and-over-03102021-2.pdf

Passport renewal by courier for adults:  (PDF - 577KB)

https://gt.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/253/6.-Passport-renewal-by-courier-for-adults-01112021.pdf

Change Name on a U.S Passport

If you have changed your name, you may apply to have this change reflected in your U.S. passport.

Please note that U.S. passports are no longer amended to change items appearing on the data page; you will therefore need to apply for a new U.S. passport in your new name.

When completing the relevant application form, you should complete the form in the name you wish to appear in your passport.

Change of Name by Marriage, Civil Partnership or Court Order 

If you have changed your name by marriage, civil partnership or court order, you may apply for a passport in your new name by submitting your original marriage certificate or final court order.  If your U.S. passport was issued more than twelve months ago, please follow the instructions for routine passport renewal (PDF – 196KB).  If your U.S. passport was issued within the last twelve months, you may apply for a passport by mail by following these instructions Passport renewal by courier for adults (PDF – 577KB)

Divorced/ Dissolution of Civil Partnership/ Widowed Applicants Reverting to Birth or Formal Legal Name 

If your former name is restored after a divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, or the death of your spouse you may have your passport issued with that surname provided you submit:

  • the original divorce decree/ dissolution of civil partnership certificate explicitly declaring the resumption of a former name; or
  • death certificate and identification in a former or birth name.

If the divorce decree does not explicitly declare the resumption of a former name, in addition to the original divorce decree, you must provide:

  • documentation showing the origin of a former surname (such as a birth certificate) if your marriage/ civil partnership was dissolved in Guatemala; or
  • documentation showing the change of name to a former surname (such as court order) if your marriage/ civil partnership was dissolved in a country other than Guatemala.

If you meet these requirements and your U.S. passport was issued more than twelve months ago, please follow the instructions here     Renew Passport for Adults Age 18 and over  (PDF – 196KB)  If your U.S. passport was issued within the last twelve months, you may apply for a passport by mail by following these instructions Passport renewal by courier for adults (PDF – 577KB)

Change of Name Through Usage 

You may obtain a U.S. passport in a new name provided you have been known exclusively by that name for at least five years.  You must submit at least three public documents that show exclusive usage of the name for at least five years including one government-issued ID with a photograph. Acceptable documents include but are not limited to:

  • Driver’s License
  • Non-Driver State Issued ID
  • Employment Records
  • Tax Records
  • School Records
  • Census Records
  • Hospital Birth Record
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Medical Card/Records
  • Foreign Passport
  • Military Records

You must submit the application in person at the Embassy and should follow the instructions on this page First time Passport for Adults Age 18 and over  (PDF – 195KB)

 Changes of Name by Adoption 

A child who has been legally adopted and has a court order showing a change of name may have a U.S. passport issued in that name, providing the original court order shows both the old and new names. If you meet these requirements and you are 16 years old, please follow the instructions here First time Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF – 296KB) If the applicant is under 16,  click here: First time Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF – 293KB)

“Also Known As” Names 

If you do not meet the criteria for a name change mentioned in other categories and have assumed a name for professional or other bona fide reason, the assumed name may be included in the passport as a “known as” name together with the full legal name.

You must:

  • request inclusion of a “known as” name on the application;
  • sign the application form in both names;
  • provide government-issued photo ID in both names;
  • provide two or more public documents in the full legal and “known as” names.  Acceptable documents include but are not limited to:
    • school records, tax records, military records, medical records, driver’s license, federal/state/local government ID cards, property deeds, insurance records, employment records, utility bills etc; and 
  • bring two witnesses who can attest that they have known you by both names.  The two witnesses must bring valid government-issued photo IDs with them.  You may choose to bring a third public document in lieu of a witness.

You are required to submit their application in person and should follow the instructions on this page First time Passport for Adults Age 18 and over  (PDF – 195KB)

For children under the age of 16, both parents must be present, or the requesting parent should have a correctly notarized DS-3053 form or another legal document that meets the Department of State criteria allowing passport issuance from the parent who is absent. Please find the DS-3053 form here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html  or https://eforms.state.gov

We can only accept documents notarized by a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, by a notary public from the United States, or by a consular officer at other U. S. consular facilities overseas. We cannot accept local Guatemalan notaries.

First time Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF - 296KB)       

Your child may qualify for a minor under 16 years old first-time passport if the child has never been issued a U.S. passport or a U.S. passport card.

First time Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF – 296KB)

Renew Passport for Minors Under 16 years old  (PDF - 377KB

Your child may qualify for a Passport Renewal process for minors under 16 yrs. old if the following conditions are met:

  • You are currently in possession of your child´s U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card.
  • Your child’s most recent passport has not been lost, stolen, mutilated, or damaged.
  • Your child uses the same name in his/her most recent U.S. passport, or your child has had a name changed and can submit proper documentation to reflect the name change.

If your child does not meet these conditions, please read the instructions for a First time Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF -296KB)

Renew Passport for Minors Under 16 years old (PDF – 377KB).

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF - 288KB)         

Your child may qualify for a replacement in the following cases:

  • If your child´s U.S. passport and/or U.S. passport card has been lost or stolen.
  • If your child´s U.S passport and/or U.S. passport card has been damaged or mutilated.
  • For lost and stolen passports, the police report is not mandatory, but it can help to confirm the circumstances.

If your child is scheduled to depart Guatemala soon, please read Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF – 404KB).

Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF – 199KB

Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old   (PDF - 404KB)       

Your child may qualify for an emergency passport for minors under 16 years old, if:

  • Your child´s passport was lost or stolen and/or your child is scheduled to depart Guatemala soon.
  • In general, we will not be able to issue an emergency passport during the weekend or on holidays.
  • Emergency passports are only approved under special circumstances and are valid for one year maximum.
  • Normally, emergency passports can be replaced with a full-validity passport without paying any extra fees within one year.
  • Mostly, emergency passports can be issued the same day.

If you prefer and can wait 10 business days to receive a full-validity passport, AND you have your most recent passport in your possession, please read Renew Passport for Minors Under 16 years old (PDF – 377KB)

If your child´s most recent passport was lost, stolen, or damaged. Please read Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF – 202KB).

Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF – 404KB)

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old   (PDF – 288KB)

Your child may qualify for a Replacement of an emergency passport:

  • If you have your child´s emergency passport in your possession.
  • If you have already paid the fee for the emergency passport.
  • If the emergency passport was issued within the last year (365 days) and is not expired.

If your emergency passport is already expired, please read Renew Passport for Minors Under 16 years old  (PDF – 377KB)

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF – 287KB)

Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Minors under 16 years old  (PDF - 202KB)     

Your child may qualify for a Replacement of an emergency passport:

  • If you have your child´s emergency passport in your possession.
  • If you have already paid the fee for the emergency passport.
  • If the emergency passport was issued within the last year (365 days) and is not expired.

If your emergency passport is already expired, please read Renew Passport for Minors Under 16 years old  (PDF – 377KB)

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF – 287KB)

First time Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF - 293KB)      

Your child may qualify for a 16 and 17 years old first-time passport if the child has never been issued a U.S. passport or a U.S. passport card.

Passport renewal for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF - 294KB) 

You may qualify for a Passport Renewal process for minors 16 and 17 yrs. old if the following conditions are met:

  • You are currently in possession of your child´s U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card.
  • Your child’s most recent passport has not been lost, stolen, mutilated, or damaged.
  • Your child use the same name in his/her most recent U.S. passport, or your child has had a name changed and can submit proper documentation to reflect the name change.

If your child does not meet these conditions, please read the instructions for a First-time Passport for Minors (16 and 17 years old(PDF – 293KB)

Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF - 199KB) 

Your child may qualify for a replacement in the following cases:

  • If your child´s U.S. passport and/or U.S. passport card has been lost or stolen.
  • If your child´s U.S passport and/or U.S. passport card has been damaged or mutilated.
  • For lost and stolen passports, the police report is not mandatory, but it can help to confirm the circumstances.

If your child is scheduled to depart Guatemala soon, please read Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF – 152KB).

Replacement of a Lost Stolen or Damaged Passport for Minors Age 16 -17   (PDF – 199KB)

Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old   (PDF - 152KB)

Your child may qualify for an emergency passport for minors age 16 – 17 years old, if:

  • Your child´s passport was lost or stolen and/or your child is scheduled to depart Guatemala soon.
  • In general, we will not be able to issue an emergency passport during the weekend or on holidays.
  • Emergency passports are only approved under special circumstances and are valid for one year maximum.
  • Normally, emergency passports can be replaced with a full-validity passport without paying any extra fees within one year.
  • Mostly, emergency passports can be issued the same day.

If you prefer and can wait 10 business days to receive a full-validity passport AND you have your most recent passport in your possession, please read Passport renewal for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF – 294KB). 

If your child´s most recent passport was lost, stolen, or damaged. Please read Replacement of a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Passport for Minors (16 and 17 years old)(PDF – 199KB)

Emergency Passport for Minors under 16 years old (PDF – 152KB)

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors Age 16 -17  (PDF - 287KB)   

Your child may qualify for a Replacement of an emergency passport:

  • If you have your child´s emergency passport in your possession.
  • If you have already paid the fee for the emergency passport.
  • If the emergency passport was issued within the last year (365 days) and is not expired.

If your emergency passport is already expired, please read Renew Passport for Minors (16 and 17 years old)(PDF – 294KB

Replacement of an Emergency Passport for Minors Age 16 -17 (PDF – 287KB

Security Regulations:

For security purposes and due to capacity limitations, the Consular Section does not allow third-parties (such as friends, family or business contacts) to attend the ACS interview, with the exception of parents or legal guardians accompanying minors, elderly applicants, or applicants with special needs or disabilities. Escort animals trained to assist applicants with disabilities will be admitted.

All visitors and their belongings must pass through security screening before entering the Embassy.

Prior to entering security, please remove any belts, coats, sweaters, and any objects inside your pockets.  Please place these items in the tray provided by security on the conveyor belt for x-ray screening. 

The following items are prohibited inside the building:

  • Electrical devices such as cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras, or any recording devices
  • Headphones
  • Any device that requires batteries with the exception of hearing aids
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Large purses, handbags, or backpacks
  • Electronic car keys
  • Food, excluding breast milk and prepared baby formula. Powdered formula will not be allowed in.
  • Any type of liquids such as lotion, hand sanitizer (antibacterial gel),  lipstick, water, etc. (Note:There are several hand sanitizer dispensers available throughout our waiting rooms)
  • Cigarettes, cigars, matches, or lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pens, nail files, or razor blades
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kinds

There is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering. Due to security considerations, there is no information window for walk-in visitors at the Embassy.

For security purposes and due to capacity limitations, the Consular Section does not allow third-parties (such as friends, family or business contacts) to attend the ACS interview, with the exception of parents or legal guardians accompanying minors, elderly applicants, or applicants with special needs or disabilities. Escort animals trained to assist applicants with disabilities will be admitted.

All visitors and their belongings must pass through security screening before entering the Embassy.

Prior to entering security, please remove any belts, coats, sweaters, and any objects inside your pockets.  Please place these items in the tray provided by security on the conveyor belt for x-ray screening. 

The following items are prohibited inside the building:

  • Electrical devices such as cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras, or any recording devices
  • Headphones
  • Any device that requires batteries with the exception of hearing aids
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Large purses, handbags, or backpacks
  • Electronic car keys
  • Food, excluding breast milk and prepared baby formula. Powdered formula will not be allowed in.
  • Any type of liquids such as lotion, hand sanitizer (antibacterial gel),  lipstick, water, etc. (Note:There are several hand sanitizer dispensers available throughout our waiting rooms)
  • Cigarettes, cigars, matches, or lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pens, nail files, or razor blades
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kinds

There is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering. Due to security considerations, there is no information window for walk-in visitors at the Embassy.

 

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