U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (August 28, 2019)

Location: Guatemala

Event: Criminal Records Requirement Change for Guatemalan Residency

The Guatemalan Immigration office has recently changed their criminal records requirements to apply for Guatemalan residency.  We encourage American Citizens interested in applying for Guatemalan residency to contact the Dirección General de Migración via http://igm.gob.gt/ or at (502) 2411-2411 to obtain updated information regarding the residency process.

Actions to take: Contact the Guatemalan Immigration office to obtain complete information about their processes and regulations to apply for Guatemalan Residency.

o U.S. Embassy Guatemala City
Tel. (502) 2326-4000

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

o Guatemala Country Information

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