Visas for Applicants Under 18 and 80 years or older

Parents must bring their current valid passport with U.S. visa (valid or expired) to the interview.

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Non Immigrant Visa Interview Waivers for Applicants 80 years or older.

Please review this information for the requirements of nonimmigrant visa interview waiver for applicants  80 years or older  applying at the U.S Consular office in Guatemala.


Applicants 80 years and over at the time of application are not required to appear for a nonimmigrant visa interview at any Embassy/Consulate in Guatemala.

  1. 80 years or older.
  2. To be a Citizen or resident of Guatemala.
  3. Your last visa was not cancelled, suspended or denied.
  4. Your full name and date of birth as given in your passport matches the data of your last visa-current or expired.
  5. Your last valid visa has expired or no damage.
  6. You have no immediate travel plans.

Supporting Documents

All applicants must include the following documents when submitting their applications:

  1. Applicant's current passport and passport with previous visa
  2. A completed DS-160 confirmation page.
  3. A visa fee receipt for the current visa application.
  4. The Interview Waiver confirmation letter.

For applicants under the age of 18:

  1. In Guatemala, all minors must be present at the interview.
  2. Frequently, the consular officer will require the presence of both parents when the applicant is a minor. If a parent is deceased, documentation should be provided.
  3. The child’s birth certificate will be requested at the interview.

How to Apply

Step 1

Pay the visa application fee and any reciprocity fee associated with your visa. This webpage lists all of the visa fees associated with the most common nonimmigrant visa types. Instructions for how to pay your fees are available on this webpage.

Step 2

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form. After completing the form, print and save your confirmation page.

Step 3

Register an account on this webpage. Follow the steps to schedule an interview. Answer the questions carefully.

If you qualify for the Interview Waiver, you will receive a submission letter containing a document checklist. Print two copies of the Interview Waiver submission letter.

  1. Your current passport
  2. Your current or most recent visa
  3. One copy of the Interview Waiver letter
  4. One photograph taken within the last six months (conforming to the guidelines on this webpage). Failure to submit a valid photograph will delay the processing of your case.
Step 4

Deliver your documents at one of our Cargo Expreso agencies.

Note: Failure to submit the above documents as per criteria will delay the processing of your case.

Step 5

If additional information is needed to complete processing of your case, you will be informed by email. If your application is approved, your passport and visa will be delivered for pickup to your selected Document Collection center you specified when you scheduled your interview. Details on passport delivery are available on this webpage.

Questions and Answers

Q: Do children need a visa?
A: All travelers, including children, need a visa to travel to the United States or must qualify to travel without a visa through a special program, such as the Visa Waiver Program.

Q: Do children pay the same application fee as adults?
A: Yes, they do.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?
A: Yes. Every applicant requires an appointment.

Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?
A: Yes. In Guatemala, all children, regardless of age, must be present at the interview.

Q: Do both parents have to be present at a child’s visa interview?
A: Frequently, the consular officer will require the presence of both parents when the applicant is a minor.

Q: Do the parents need to bring the birth certificate?
A: Yes, The birth certificate will be requested at the interview.

Q: Do children qualify for the interview waiver program?
A: No, individuals applying for renewal of their B1/B2 (tourism or business visitor) visa must be at least 18 years old to qualify for the Interview Waiver Program.