Do you need your documents certified and legalized for Guatemala?
Certifying and legalizing documents for Guatemala is a two-step process. Your documents must first be certified by the State that issued your documents and then legalized by the Guatemalan Embassy or Consulate office. If your documents requires notarization, please have them notarized before you mail them in to our office for processing.
For example, let’s say you need your Florida birth certificate certified and legalized for Guatemala. This two step process would require your birth certificate to be certified by the Florida Department of State and then legalized by the Guatemalan Consulate in Florida. This process is necessary in order for the country of Guatemala to accept your documents. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit), then your documents requires notarization, State certification, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization.
Translation of your documents should always be performed after you receive the State certification and Embassy/Consulate legalization. The Guatemalan Embassy or Consulate does not require your documents to be written in Spanish. We recommend that you have your documents translated after you receive them from our office.
The country of Guatemala has one Embassy in Washington, D.C. and ten Consulate offices throughout the United States. The following is a list of their offices and the States they serve.
Guatemala Embassy Washington, D.C.
Jurisdiction: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. (Note: The Embassy is located in Maryland)
Guatemala Consulate Los Angeles – California
Jurisdiction: Nevada, Hawaii, California. In California, the Consulate will legalize documents from the following Counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Diego and Imperial
Guatemala Consulate San Francisco, California
Jurisdiction: Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State
Guatemala Consulate Phoenix, Arizona
Jurisdiction: Arizona, New Mexico
Guatemala Consulate Texas – Houston
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Guatemala Consulate Miami – Florida
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
Guatemala Consulate Atlanta – Georgia
Jurisdiction: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee
Guatemala Consulate New York City – New York
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Guatemala Consulate Providence – Rhode Island
Jurisdiction: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire
Guatemala Consulate Chicago – Illinois
Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Guatemala Consulate Denver – Colorado
Jurisdiction: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah
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