Our Guatemala Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Guatemala’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Guatemala.
Who needs a visa to visit Guatemala?
The maximum stay allowed on a Guatemala Tourist Visa is 90 days within a 180-day period.
Here is the list of nations that require a visa to enter Guatemala:
- American Samoa
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
Entry into Guatemala
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Guatemala. Passengers are not required to produce COVID-19 immunisation or testing certificates or to complete a Passenger Locator Form. Please contact the nearest Guatemalan Embassy for information on any additional migration requirements and papers you may require prior to trip.
Eligibility to apply for a Guatemala visa
There is a criteria for travellers to follow when applying for their visa to Guatemala. This criteria is listed below for your benefit.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date and including at least one blank visa page.
Keep documentation of onward and return flights.
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
Processing time for Guatemala visas
Visa processing time for Guatemala is between 5 and 15 business days. Please be advised that this may vary based on your specific circumstances.
Appointment waiting times
Appointment waiting times can be lengthy, depending on the type of visa you are applying for. Please bare this in mind before applying and allow yourself plenty of time to sort your visa before travelling. The current appointment waiting time for a visitor visa is around 391 days. Student and all other non-immigrant visas take considerably less time at around 1-2 days.
Who can visit Guatemala without a visa?
Guatemala is visa-free for citizens of 83 “Category A” countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, and the majority of European nations. If you are travelling with a passport from one of these nations, you must ensure that it is valid for at least six months and contains at least one blank page. You must also provide evidence of onward travel, such as a round-trip airline ticket.
If you complete these entry conditions, you will receive a visa stamp in your passport upon arrival in Guatemala. This stamp is valid for 90 days and permits travel to all CA-4 nations within that time frame. This translates to almost three months of travel in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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Guatemala visa types
There are several types of visas available in Guatemala. Each visa is for a different purpose of visit, so it is important to ensure you have applied for the right one, should you require one.
- Types and categories of Guatemala visas available for application.
- Guatemala Tourist Visa.
- Guatemala Business Visa.
- Guatemala Cultural Visa.
- Guatemala Sports Visa.
- Guatemala Religious Visa.
- Guatemala Residence Permit.
What to do if your Guatemala visa is refused?
You have the opportunity to dispute this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Guatemala visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent assurance. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application has been refused.
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The maximum stay allowed on a Guatemala Tourist Visa is 90 days within a 180-day period. To apply for this travel authorization certificate, applicants must possess a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of travel.
This destination does not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Please note that while a visa is not necessary, you must possess the following: a passport valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure and one blank visa page.
If you overstay your visa, you will be required to pay a fee prior to leaving the country; this must be done at the Migration Directorate in Guatemala City. You must obtain a US visa if you are travelling via the United States of America with an ETD (Emergency travel document).