The Passport is the internationally accepted identification document. All persons outside their country are required to always have their valid passport to identify themself, regardless of their immigration status.

Guatemalan passports are valid for 5 years. After this time they must be renewed.

The information to be contained in the passport must be accurate and faithful to the information contained in the documents required to obtain it, which is regulated by the Migration Act and its Regulations (Government Agreement No. 529-99 and Government Agreement No. 732-99).

To initiate your application, you will need to request an appointment at where the consular staff will provide you with all the necessary information to carry out your application. The renewal of the passport is a strictly personal procedure, which must be done in person at the consular section of our Mission for the capture of biometric data.

The requirements to issue or renew the passport are:

  • Original of valid or expired passport.
  • Personal Identification Document (DPI).
  • If you do not have a DPI, present a recent birth certificate (not older than six months) issued by the Registro Nacional de Personas (RENAP).
  • The cost is US$ 65.00 in cash. British Pound, cheques or bank transfers are not accepted.

Please note that the processing time is approximately one month as the information you provide will be forwarded to the Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración in Guatemala, who will proceed to approve it and send it back to our Mission for delivery. It is therefore advisable to carry out the procedure at least six months in advance.

If you live outside of London, your document can be sent to your home address, for which you must provide the Mission with a prepaid envelope with your written address.

Remember that the passport is your international identification document and your travel document, so it is important that it does not lose its validity. Some countries do not allow you to travel with a document that is less than 6 months old. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you make your application with enough time, at least six months before the expiration date.