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Details on Guatemala Visa

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From colonial towns to Mayan ruins, large mountain lakes to lively religious gatherings, sandy beaches to tropical jungles, Guatemala humbly has it all. Visitors to the country frequently find they leave enlightened, cultures they believe are found flourishing long gone, Tomb Rider worlds they figured are shown to be true fiction. A Guatemala visa is a stamp or endorsement put on a passport by Guatemalan officials that enables the holder to enter Guatemala. Visas are obtained for your visit from the Embassy or Consulate of Guatemala. ‘Visit’ is further specified as the reason for entry, typically for Business, tourism, or transit. More than 270 countries are offering visas, and literally, thousands of different types of visas are available depending on the country, a form of a visit, and the period of visit.

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Do I need a Guatemala visa?

Most countries require a visa, and most countries that refuse are granted a visa waiver. Click2visas will help you to obtain a visa.

How long would it take for a Guatemala visa to be obtained?

Currently, depending on the consulate we need to submit the application, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 + days to process at the Guatemalan Embassy/Consulate. The processing time for a visa depends on many variables and can adjust without warning at the discretion of the consulate.

What’s the difference between a Guatemala visa and a passport?

An official government document that certifies one’s identity and citizenship is a passport. The passport serves two purposes; to regain access to the country of citizenship (i.e., the United States) and to receive an entry to the country you are visiting from several countries. A Guatemala visa is an official document from the government that authorizes you to be in the country temporarily. In order to gain admission, many countries need a visa. The Guatemalan visa is obtained from the Guatemalan Embassy or consulates in the world in the form of a stamp/sticker on the passport. We have employees distributed around the country to manage your application for you and then return the passport overnight when it is done.

What is the validity period of the Guatemala visa?

A visa for Tourist is valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issue. A visa for business  is valid for a period of 180 days from the date of issue. Guatemala does not have a transit visa, and tourists traveling through the country must, if possible, obtain a tourist visa.

What are the types of Guatemala visa?

Business visa: Just for business meetings and debates. No paying activities can be carried out for the purposes of traveling.

Tourist visa: For tourism, family, and friends visiting. There are no approved business practices or jobs. 

Visa for connection/transit: For linking air travel through a country which is not a final destination

Visa for Work Permit: For paying jobs in the country of destination.

Citizenship/Naturalization: For those who are attempting to become naturalized citizens.

Immigrate: For those who wish to immigrate.

Business Investment: Business Immigration services that involve groups of start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, and self-employed.

Residency: for those who wish to stay in the destination region.

Staying with a spouse/partner: To remain in the country with a spouse or domestic partner.

Work / Employment: A conditional long term visa with a sponsoring employer for skilled employees.

What are the documents required for a Guatemala visa?

  • Keep a passport valid for at least six months after your departure date and with a single blank visa page.
  • Hold proof of return and onward flights.
  • Keep all the necessary documents for the next destination.
  • Hold documentation providing evidence of the intention of travel (e.g., company cover or help letter, registration for conferences, etc.)
  • Hold evidence of adequate funds relative to the expected period of your stay.
  • It is recommended that you check that boarding would be allowed without a visa with your airline.
  • For travelers arriving from countries at risk of yellow fever transmission, yellow fever vaccination is required.
  • Children who are under 18 years of age traveling with a valid passport, do not require their parents’ special permission to enter or leave Guatemala country.

What are the procedures and rules for applying for a Guatemala visa?

It is quite simple to complete the request. Please follow the below steps carefully:

1. Choose the departure and arrival country, select the required visa type, enter your name, and click ‘CLICK TO START.’

2. Verify the visa fee and terms and conditions on the next page.

3. On the third page, enter your basic details in the respective field and upload the necessary documents (you can upload the documents in a later stage also).

4. After that, review and confirm the information of your form, then proceed with the payment. We support all types of cards for payment.

5. You will receive the invoice and a confirmation mail with a link in your registered email id.

6. Click the link and complete the remaining form (you can also upload the document in this stage) and submit it for processing.

7. Once the visa process is completed, click2visas will send your visa related documents to your email.

8. Based on your Consulate’s application procedure, you can submit and collect the visa application by visit or Mail. You will be notified by the Consulate about the decision made to your application.

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When does the best time to apply for my Guatemala visa?

1-2 months before your travel date is the best time to apply for your Guatemala visa.

Do I have to give you my passport to get a Guatemala visa? Is sending a passport safe?

You need to send in your real passport, not a duplicate. The visa for Guatemala is stamped on your passport and will become one of the pages of your passport. Without your original passport, visa requests can’t be approved. It is based on the visa application procedure. Check the visa application procedure for the country you are applying for before sending the passport. You can refer to this blog to find the updated procedures in the future.

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