Guidance

Notarial and documentary services guide for Guatemala

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British Consulate in Guatemala.

Overview

The British Consulate in Guatemala issues a range of legal documents for British nationals. An appointment must be made for each service.

If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British consulate, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply.

It is essential to check with the relevant authority (eg. Migration Office, tax authorities, etc.) either in the UK, Guatemala or a third country, that our consular certificate or service will be accepted. Only the relevant authority can confirm which service you will require. This information cannot be verified by the British consulate.

Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the consulate on the day of the appointment and can be paid by credit card, debit card or in cash. Refunds will not be given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the list below please see the list of services provided by the British embassy or see the list of services which may be provided elsewhere.

Services we provide in Guatemala

  • Witnessing a signature
  • Administering an oath/affirmation
  • Initialling an alteration/marking an exhibit
  • Certifying copies of British passports
  • Registering a birth/death/civil partnership
  • Certified copies of entry of birth/death/civil partnership
  • Letter of Nationality
  • Taking notice of an intended marriage
  • Certificates of no impediment (contact us for information on the process)

Please also see our additional information on marriage and the services offered at the British Embassy Guatemala.

If you needed further information, please consular the consular team at consular.guatemala@fco.gov.uk.

Book an appointment for a notarial act or certificate

  1. Open the online booking appointment system.

  2. Select the service you require.

  3. Select a date from the calendar (available days are shaded in green) or click on “next available” and then select a time.

  4. To register as a new user, enter your details (name, email address and telephone number) on “New Customer Registration Form”. You only need to register once. For future appointments use “Customer sign-in” and enter your email address and the password you used when registering for the first time.

  5. Once your appointment has been booked, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with an event calendar attachment to save the date on your outlook calendar or on your mobile phone (the latter will apply if you open the booking confirmation email on your mobile).

  6. Should you need to cancel your appointment, you can sign in and follow the link ‘cancel appointment’.

Fees

Please see our table of fees for Guatemala.

Proof of address and identity

Please bring your passport as proof of identity.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British Embassy will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. British nationals wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authority.

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