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Guatemala Visa

Type of Guatemala Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 5 to 6 days
  • Validity: Upto 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹3,199/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders
    wishing to tour Guatemala
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 5 to 6 days
  • Validity:Upto 180 days
  • Entry:Single/Multiple
  • Fees: ₹6,199/-
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    attending business
    meetings, conferences
    in Guatemala
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Documents required for Guatemala Visa

  • Must have Documents for Guatemala Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation Letter: from host company stating purpose of trip, business details etc
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.
    • Registration Certificate: of Indian and Guatemala company

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Guatemala Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Guatemala?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Guatemala. Guatemala visa for Indians can be obtained at the Guatemala Embassy or Consulate. In order to get visa Guatemala from India, it is necessary to fulfil the visa requirements and submit the necessary documents. A Guatemala visa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.

  • add What is a Guatemalan visa?

    A Guatemala visa is an endorsement on a passport which allows the holder to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in Guatemala.

  • add Do Indian nationals require a Guatemalan visa?

    Yes. Indian nationals do need to apply for a valid visa if they wish to visit Guatemala.

  • add How can I apply for a Guatemala visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Guatemalan visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:

    - Choose your preferred type of Guatemala visa based on your travel type

    - Pay online

    - Submit documents through our pick up & drop service

    - Receive your visa once approved!

  • add What are the kinds of Guatemalan visa for Indians?

    Indian nationals travelling to Guatemala can either apply for a 90-day Tourist visa or a 90-day Business visa, whichever suits their purpose.

  • add What kind of entry am I granted with a Guatemalan Visa?

    The usual Guatemalan visa allows holders a single entry only.

  • add Do I have to submit my original passport when applying for the Guatemalan visa online?

    Yes, the Guatemalan visa for Indians is a stamp or sticker that is placed on an empty page of a passport. Therefore, the original passport with two consecutive blank pages is required to be submitted in person

  • add Can I extend my period of stay in Guatemala?

    One only extension possible for another 90 days applying at the Immigration Department, which has to be done before the first 90 days expires:

    Address: Dirección General de Migración 6 Avenida 3-11, Zona 4, Guatemala City. Phone: (00 502) 2411 2411

  • add What if I overstay my visa?

    In case you happen to overstay visa, you are liable to pay the Guatemalan Migration Directorate a fine before leaving the country.

  • add From when is my Guatemalan visa valid?

    A Guatemalan visa will be valid from the date it is issued. Its validity must not be counted from the date of entry into the country.

  • add Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

    It is a good idea to buy a travel insurance plan as per the Guatemalan Visa requirements. Akbar Travels can assist you with the same plan to cover medical expenses during travel, damage and loss of baggage.

  • add Do I need any vaccinations while travelling to Guatemala?

    No vaccinations are required for Indians travelling to Guatemala. However, if an Indian citizen is travelling to Guatemala via a country affected by Yellow Fever, proof of certification would be required.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Guatemala visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    -why are you visiting Guatemala

    -how long you intend to stay in Guatemala

    -how will you support yourself during your time in Guatemala

    -what is the purpose of your visit to Guatemala

    -type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid

    -where do you intend to travel following your visit to Guatemala

    -if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Guatemala

  • add From when is my visa valid?

    Your visa is valid from the date your visa was issued. It should not be calculated from the date of entry into Guatemala.

  • add What if my visa gets rejected?

    Guatemalan visa rejection or approval is wholly a decision by the Consulate of Guatemala situated in New Delhi. Ensure that you have submitted all the correct documents as specified to avoid a visa rejection.

  • add Can I get a refund in the case of visa rejection?

    In the case of visa rejection, no refund will be granted.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    Travel insurance is not one of the necessary Guatemala visa requirements. However, it is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Guatemalan visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for a Guatemalan visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades. If you have questions about the Guatemalan visa information, simply fill in a query form and a Visa Expert from Akbar Travels will get in touch with you.

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Simple steps to get a Guatemala Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for a Guatemala Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.

Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit Guatemala

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Guatemala Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Guatemala Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Guatemala

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Guatemala
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Guatemala travel guide

Sharing borders with four different nations and two coastlines, Guatemala is a Central American country characterized by mountains and forest covers. Attracting over 2 million tourists annually, the country offers to be a perfect getaway for travel enthusiasts and backpackers.Read more

Ancient ruins, temples, hot springs, mighty Volcanoes and beautiful islands, Guatemala has a lot to boast. Its pleasant climate gives visitors a chance to travel at any time of the year. The dry spell runs between November and April which is considered as the best time to witness dazzling blue skies. During the wet seasons, rainfall is not fierce and only lasts a couple of hours in the main tourist regions. Usually, September months are a no-go as heavy rainfall can disrupt beach time.

In today’s world, most Latin American countries are stereotyped in regard to their safety. Petty crimes are common like anywhere else. Guatemala, for the most part, is safe to travel. Visitors are advised to keep their belongings safe and also avoid walking alone in isolated regions. Spanish is the official language and learning a few phrases gives a nice touch when interacting with locals. Thus, communication barriers can be prevented to some extent.

The journey from India to Guatemala may seem hectic, but world-class carriers such as Lufthansa, American Airlines and Air India fly this route consistently with usually one or two stopovers. Once you arrive at La Aurora International airport in Guatemala City, you can avail buses, vans, rental cars and taxi services at all times.

What to see in Guatemala

Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala, is an exciting tourist hotspot. Visit the National Palace and learn a little history showcased as various art portraits. The Cathedral of Guatemala City is a sight to behold as its surreal architecture, and spiritual atmosphere makes for a peaceful evening. Head over to the La Aurora Zoo, known as the largest garden in the city; it has a wide range of exotic species from Asia, America as well as the African continent.

Visit Tikal, a lowland in Guatemala which is an expansive jungle setting popular for its Mayan ruins and historic temples dating back to 1st Century A.D.

For hiking enthusiasts, Pacaya, Atitlan, Santa Maria and Acatenango are great options. As all of these are active volcanoes, it is advisable to hire a guide.

Travel to the Laguna Lachua, a tropical rainforest in the Coban region. Camping and lodging facilities here allow visitors to escape the hustle-bustle of daily life and become one with nature.

Guatemalan cuisine is largely influenced by the Mayan Civilization with corn, beans and chilli used as staple ingredients. While you are here, Chiles Rellenos (Chilli peppers stuffed with rice, cheese, meat, and vegetables served with tortilla and tomato sauce), Chicken Pepian (a chicken dish with spicy sesame and pumpkin sauce) and Kak’ik (A traditional Mayan turkey soup, with spices like coriander, annatto, and chilli peppers) are must-try delicacies.

Shopping is in the blood of almost every traveller. Local markets and shops are seen in every nook and corner. The Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala City is popular of all. Coffee beans, local spirits, crafts, fabrics and various spices are usually sold.

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Guatemala Facts and Figures

Region:
South America
Time in Guatemala:
IST (-) 11.30 hours Read more
Capital:
Guatemala City
Major cities:
Guatemala City, Villa Nueva, Mixco, San Miguel Petapa
Area:
108,888 km2
Population:
17 million
Language:
Spanish
Currency:
Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ)
National Holidays:
September 15th
Main Airlines:
Avianca Guatemala (GU)
International Airports:
La Aurora International Airport (GUA), Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS)
Best Time to Visit Guatemala:
November to April
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Other Guatemala Visa types

Akbar Travels currently only processes Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Guatemala visas listed below, please contact the Embassy.

1. Transit Visa

A traveller is not required to issue a transit visa when passing through Guatemala. However, he/she must possess; a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond travel dates, a round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa for the next destination (if applicable).

2. Temporary residence

One can apply for a 2-year temporary residence visa which normally takes up to 12 months to process. It can be applied personally but is advisable to hire a lawyer for the same. In addition to the certified and notarized copies of travel documents, applicants would need a Guatemalan guarantor.