Guatemala Visa

When you need to get your Guatemala travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Guatemala visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Guatemala

Guatemala issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Guatemala Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Guatemala Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Guatemala directly

Get a Business Visa for Guatemala

Guatemala issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Guatemala Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Guatemala Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Guatemala directly

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Guatemala

Guatemala issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Guatemala Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Guatemala Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guatemala with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Guatemala directly

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Guatemala related to Guatemala travel visas, Guatemala visa requirements and applications, embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if a Arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Guatemala

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Guatemala at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Guatemala

The Mayan civilization flourished throughout much of Guatemala and the surrounding region long before the Spanish arrived, but it was already in decline when the Mayans were defeated by Pedro de Alvarado in 1523-24. The first colonial capital, Ciudad Vieja, was ruined by floods and an earthquake in 1542. Survivors founded Antigua, the second capital, in 1543. Antigua was destroyed by two earthquakes in 1773. The remnants of its Spanish colonial architecture have been preserved as a national monument. The third capital, Guatemala City, was founded in 1776.

Guatemala gained independence from Spain on September 15, 1821; it briefly became part of the Mexican Empire, and then for a period belonged to a federation called the United Provinces of Central America. From the mid-19th century until the mid-1980s, the country passed through a series of dictatorships, insurgencies (particularly beginning in the 1960s), coups, and stretches of military rule with only occasional periods of representative government.


Learn more about Guatemala in our World Atlas