Guatemala Entry Requirements

Guatemala Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

A visa is generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days in Guatemala or in the CA-4 region (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua): EU- countries, Switzerland and Turkey.

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€50 (single entry), €150 (multiple entry).

Visa types and costs

tourist visas. The period of validity can be obtained from the relevant diplomatic missions.


After the visa has been issued, you must enter the country within 15 days. Consulate or consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses). Collection must be made in person.

Application required

Tourist Visa: (a) 1 Application Form. (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport and copy of the first two pages of the passport, which is still valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay (the original must be presented when collecting the visa). (d) Proof of sufficient funds (international credit card, bank statement or savings account in German, English or Spanish (original and copy)). (e) Confirmation of Employment. (f) Copy of return flight ticket or booking confirmation. (g) Fee (to be paid in cash upon visa collection). (h) Police clearance certificate (with Spanish translation). (i) International Birth Certificate. (j) Interns: letter or contract from the company or institution where the internship or course is being completed.

Processing time

About 1 week. For a visa with a special permit from the immigration authorities, approx. 4-5 weeks.

Proof of sufficient funds

All foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return/onward travel tickets and valid onward travel documents. (b) Sufficient Funds.

Extension of stay

An extension of the visa-free stay by 90 days can be applied for at the Immigration Office.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport with photograph or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Important: Minors traveling alone must carry a certified declaration of consent from the legal guardians in German (with a Spanish translation) or in English. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

For dogs and cats, a promptly issued health certificate from the official veterinarian of the country of origin is required. If the animals come from a country with rabies, a rabies vaccination certificate is required, which certifies that the rabies vaccination was carried out at least 30 days and at most 1 year before entry. Dogs must also be vaccinated against the parvovirus. Health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate must be certified by a Guatemalan consulate. Only purebred animals are eligible for duty-free importation. All documents must be presented to the embassy in the original. A fee is charged for certification.

Guatemala Entry Requirements