Today, October 12, and tomorrow, the 13th of the same month, all routine consular services are canceled, including interviews for immigrant and non-immigrant visas (tourism and business) at the United States Embassy in Guatemala City, according to the official website of the diplomatic headquarters itself. If you have an appointment here, this is what you should do.
The US Embassy in Guatemala has canceled regular consular services scheduled for Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13, 2023. This includes appointments for American Citizen Services (ACS), including passports, CRBAs and notaries services, as well as interview appointments for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.
Only applicants with an approved and confirmed emergency appointment for ACS and visa services will be admitted to the embassy on the date of their emergency appointment. All this amid growing political tension in the Central American country.
The US Embassy canceled the appointments
Based on this information, US citizens who need an emergency appointment can contact AmCitsGuatemala@state.gov. If you need to reschedule a passport or notary appointment.
Emergency nonimmigrant visa applicants must follow the instructions for requesting an emergency appointment available at: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/gt/en/expedited-appointment.
Meanwhile, for in-person nonimmigrant visa appointments, scheduled for October 12 and 13, the new appointment date will be sent to the email address registered in the applicant’s profile: ustraverldocs.com and via text message. They can also check their profile to see the new appointment date.
They explained that if applicants cannot reach their local Cargo Expreso agency or find it closed on the day of their appointment to submit their visa renewal application, their application will be accepted any business day until November 30, 2023 that appears on your appointment confirmation page.
“Applicants who have an appointment for an immigrant visa will be contacted by email with information to reschedule their appointment,” they concluded.