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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities. Applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the consulate or embassy at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the following website:


In order to serve you better, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City will provide the following services by appointment only:

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Services that don't require an appointment:

*For further information about each service, click on it.

All passport application forms have to be filled out on line, printed and submitted at your appointment:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all the necessary paperwork before arriving at the Embassy and also bring supporting documents such as birth certificates, photos, tax records, proof of residence in the United States, etc.

Every effort is made to assist applicants in a timely manner. However, delays may occur due to unexpected circumstances. Your patience is appreciated.

For more specific information regarding services, click on the links below:


Electronic Application Form

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