u.s. embassy guatemala city

U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

The United States established diplomatic relations with Guatemala in 1849 following Guatemala’s independence from Spain on September 15, 1821, and the later dissolution of a federation of Central American states.

The U.S. government works in partnership with the Government of Guatemala, the private sector, civil society, international partners, and communities to create and connect Guatemalans to opportunities that enable them to achieve prosperous, secure, and dignified lives at home. This work spans multiple U.S. government agencies and promotes citizen security and justice, anti-corruption and governance, human rights and labor rights, economic growth, health and nutrition, education, food security and humanitarian assistance, agriculture, and the environment.

The United States is Guatemala’s largest trading partner accounting for nearly 35 percent of Guatemala’s trade. Both nations enjoy a growing trade relationship, which became even stronger after the implementation of the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) in 2007. As of January 1, 2015, most U.S. consumer and industrial goods enter Guatemala duty-free (for goods that meet the country-of-origin requirements).

Today the U.S. embassy is in Guatemala City.

Map Link:


United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Social Links:


Related Links:

U.S. Embassy in Guatemala