The Guatemala City Field Office has jurisdiction over the countries of Guatemala and Belize.
Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10 01010 Ciudad de Guatemala
Mailing Address from the US
DHS/USCIS Unit 3190 Box 299 DPO AA 34024-0299
Mailing Address from Outside the US
United States Embassy DHS/USCIS Avenida Reforma 7-01 Zona 10 01010 Ciudad de Guatemala
Express Mail Address
United States Embassy DHS/USCIS Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10 01010 Ciudad de Guatemala
The Guatemala City Field Office is located within the U.S. Embassy on Avenida Reforma in Zone 10.
Hours of Operation
Effective February 2, 2015, the USCIS Guatemala Field Office serves the public by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by calling or emailing the office, or by visiting our InfoPass website.
There are no fees associated with obtaining an appointment.
Phone, Fax Numbers & Email
Phone: (502) 2326-4000. If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.
Effective February 2, 2015, an appointment is necessary to visit the USCIS Guatemala Field Office. You may schedule an appointment by calling or emailing the office, or by visiting our InfoPass website.
Effective February 2, 2015, this office does not accept walk-ins.
Taxi: This is the easiest way to get to us. According to the Department of State's country conditions report, "Hailing taxis on the street in Guatemala City is discouraged. Taxi Seguro can be reached at 2312-4243, but may not always be available, especially late at night. Taxis Amarillo Express is a radio-dispatch taxi service, and can be reached by dialing 1766. The taxi driver will know where the US Embassy is located.
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
Public Parking is available nearby the Embassy building.
Accessibility for those with special needs is available.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid, with either Quetzals or U.S. dollars, to the cashier at the U.S. Consulate General in Guatemala City. Fees must be paid in cash or by international credit card. No checks or money orders are accepted.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment, or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the:
District Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services PO Box 9000, Brownsville, TX 78520
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the:
Department of Homeland Security USCIS Attn: Chief, International Operations Division 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 3300 Washington, DC 20529-2100
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.
USCIS is not responsible for visa issuance. For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, one should give careful thought to abandoning lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), you may submit Form I-407 by scheduling an appointment free of charge at InfoPass, or by calling or emailing this office.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
USCIS Guatemala City is only accepting Form I-600 (Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative) if the Form I-600A was originally submitted to the USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the petitioners before April 1, 2008 and if the beneficiary child was born before December 31, 2007 and the case is considered grandfathered by the Guatemalan National Council on Adoptions (CNA).
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is not processing I-800A petitions because the Department of State is unable to verify, as required by Section 301(a) of the Intercountry Adoption Act (IAA), that the requirements of the Hague Adoption Convention have been met in cases from Guatemala.
Information on intercountry adoptions and procedures may be found at the Department of State website and in the Adoption section on the USCIS website.
For specific information regarding international adoptions in Guatemala, please visit the Guatemala section of the Department of State's website.
U.S. citizens that have legally resided in Guatemala for at least 6 months may file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative at the Guatemala City office in person by scheduling an appointment free of charge at InfoPass, or by calling or emailing this office.
USCIS international offices are only authorized to process applications for naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. See the Citizenship section on the USCIS website for naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures..
The Guatemala City Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a re-entry permit are located in How Do I Get A Reentry Permit.
If you have already been approved for a re-entry permit, please contact us at: Guatemala.firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that the permit is awaiting your pick-up in our office.
The Guatemala City Field Office does not directly accept refugee resettlement applications. The applications should be filed with the State Department's designated voluntary agencies. We are also unable to check the status of any pending refugee resettlement application. Please contact the voluntary agency to which the application was submitted. Inquiries on previously rejected refugee applications should also be addressed to the voluntary agency with which the application was submitted.
For general information and processing criteria, please see the Department of State website and the Refugees section on the USCIS website.
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
If you are abroad and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well as in the USCIS website at:
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee that you will be approved, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If additional evidence is required, the adjudication of your application may be delayed. You will receive a Request for Evidence if additional evidence is needed. If your request for expedited processing is denied, your waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
Transportation Boarding Letters
Lawful Permanent Residents of the U.S. who are not in possession of their Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) and need a transportation boarding letter may schedule an appointment free of charge at InfoPass, or by calling or emailing the Guatemala Field Office.
The letter may be issued after a personal interview. The normal processing time is two (2) weeks.
The following documents will be required: 1. Passport 2. Police Report (if card was lost or stolen) 3. Proof of last departure from the United States. 4. Proof of a future airline reservation returning to the United States.
Fingerprint and DNA Processing for USCIS Petitions and Applications
For I-914/I-918 Applications, schedule an appointment free of charge at InfoPass, or by calling or emailing the Guatemala Field Office. If you are currently residing in Guatemala and have filed form I-600 or I-600A, you may be eligible to have your fingerprints taken at our office. Please contact us at Guatemala.email@example.com.
Verification of Departure
USCIS processes verification of departure on behalf of ICE. Applicants must show: 1. Removal/Deportation Order 2. Proof of last departure from the U.S. 3. Valid ID (DPI, cedula, passport, travel permit)