Guatemala: Document Legalization Requirements Simplified

Authorities in Guatemala now accept documents legalized with apostille. Consular legalization is no longer required.

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Oct 19, 2017
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The situation
Documents subject to simpler authentication process.

A closer look
Authorities in Guatemala now accept documents legalized with apostille, which involves a streamlined legalization process. Consular legalization is no longer required.

Benefits
Preparing Guatemalan documents for use in Hague Convention countries, as well as documents from other Hague Convention countries to be used in Guatemala, is now faster. Your immigration professional can assist with apostilling documents.

Background
Apostille of documents is beneficial as:

  • Authentication can occur in one or two steps, in contrast to consular legalizations, which normally involve multiple levels of verification; and 
  • Some countries offer an electronic apostille process, which allows tracking of apostilled documents.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to lar@fragomen.com.

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