Retirement Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners who are retired and receive an adequate pension from abroad are eligible for Permanent residence. You will not be able to take employment in the country on this visa, but may run your own business or own property that earns income.



24 months



34 Month(s)



400 max.


P. Residency

2 Month(s)


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Retirement Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need monthly income of at least 1,000 USD.
  • You need financial statements of a Guatemalan guarantor.
  • You need proof of deposits made to local banks from abroad.
  • You should be of good conduct.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Retirement Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Visa application form.
  • Original passport and complete photocopy of every page in passport notarized by a lawyer.
  • A certification of validity of your passport issued by the embassy or consulate of your home country and stamped by Guatemalan authorities.
  • A clean criminal record from your previous country of residence.
  • The identity documents and financial statements of a Guatemalan guarantor, which can be either an individual person or an organization.
  • Certified proof of a guaranteed monthly income of at least US$1,000 for the applicant and US$200 for each dependent; this can be generated from government or private pension or investment income.
  • Evidence of deposits made to local banks from abroad.
  • All documents not in Spanish must be translated by sworn translator and the translated copy authorized by the Guatemalan government.

Talent Migration data for Guatemala

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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