How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Guatemala
If you are interested in learning how Nigerians can get a visa to Guatemala then ensure you read all the information given in this article.
Guatemala is a country in Central America, located south-East of Mexico. It has the highest population in Central America, with a population of about 15.8 million. There are a lot of volcanoes, ancient Mayan sites, and rain-forests in the country. The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala City, Spanish is its official language used in communicating, and the currency in use is the Guatemalan quetzal.
The country gained independence in 1821 and became part of the Federal Republic of Central America, which ended in 1841. Guatemala has numerous biologically important and special ecosystems. This includes a huge number of endemic species and plays a huge role in Mesoamerica’s designation as a biodiversity hotspot.
Types of Visa to Guatemala
Different types of visas exist for anyone who intends to travel to Guatemala but the visa will be given based on the reason for traveling.
- Tourist visa
- Business visa
- Transit visa
It is crucial to have all the required documents before proceeding to apply for a Visa. For Nigerians who intend to make a trip to Guatemala for business purposes, below is a list of necessary documents for the Guatemala visa application.
1. Visa application form filled in capital letters and signed.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit to Guatemala and schedules.
7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Guatemala.
8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay in Guatemala.
10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit to Guatemala.
13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of
Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
23. Visa fees because Visa is not free
According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
Where to Go
There is currently no Guatemalan embassy or government office located in Nigeria, but you can get a visa to Guatemala from any other country that has a Guatemalan embassy. You can find a list of countries that have a Guatemalan embassy or government offices here.
For further information, and all types of visas, please call or visit the appropriate Guatemalan embassy.
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