Update on H-2B Visas

Beginning on August 19, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala will begin processing H-2B visa applications through its H-2 Interview Waiver mechanism, pursuant to Section 222(h)(1)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  

Until complete resumption of routine visa services, applicants who appear to be subject to entry restrictions under Presidential Proclamation 10014, Presidential Proclamation 10052, and/or regional-focused Presidential Proclamations related to COVID-19 (P.P. 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and/ or 10041) might not be processed unless the applicant also appears to be eligible for an exception under the applicable Proclamation(s).  Applicants who are subject to any of these Proclamations, but who believe they may qualify for a national interest exception or other exception, should follow the application instructions at ustraveldocs.com.  For additional information on national interest exceptions under Presidential Proclamation 10052, please visit travel.state.gov.  Final determination regarding visa eligibility will be made at the time of visa processing.

 Please note that U.S. Embassies and Consulates may only be able to offer limited visa services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which case they may not be able to accommodate your request unless the proposed travel is deemed emergency or mission critical.