All services provided by UNHCR, IOM, and partners are FREE. Do not trust anyone asking you to pay for service relating to the ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative.
Request screening for lawful pathways to go to the United States
The ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative in Guatemala helps eligible Guatemalans travel safely and lawfully to the United States and other countries.
Who can take part and how?
The ‘Safe Mobility’ virtual platform for Guatemala is currently for Guatemalan nationals in Guatemala. Please do not go to a Safe Mobility Office unless you receive an appointment.
If you are a Guatemalan national in Guatemala, please complete the free online application to be considered for and get information about lawful pathways to go to the United States. Safe Mobility Offices do not provide work or other visas to the United States, but they can provide information about potential pathways.
We will review applications for eligibility and contact applicants to provide information about lawful pathways or to schedule an appointment at a Safe Mobility Office in Guatemala for in-person interview.
Eligible applicants may be able to go to the United States. All final decisions on entering the United States are made by the United States authorities.
All services related to the ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative are free of charge and no one can ask for anything in return. Any requests for payments should be disregarded.
For additional information please call the SMO Contact Center using the toll-free number: 1 800 3000 203.
From 30 October SMO Contact Center is open every Monday to Friday from 6AM to 6PM.
Online application for the ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative
Online applications for the ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative are open.
The the ‘Safe Mobility’ initiative enables eligible individuals to travel to the United States safely and lawfully. The United States and Guatemala are working together to establish processes and provide information for people who want to go to the United States. These services are provided for free. Not everyone who applies will qualify.
We will review your information for eligibility and contact you to provide information about lawful pathways to the United States or to schedule an appointment at a Safe Mobility Office in Guatemala for an in-person interview. Please, do not go to a Safe Mobility Office unless you receive an appointment.
Additional information on certain U.S. lawful pathways
- Follow-to-Join Relatives of Refugees and Asylees in the United States
- Family Reunification Task Force for certain families who were separated by the U.S. government.
- Under the H-2A and H-2B visa programs, individuals can legally work temporarily in the United States in agriculture, construction, forestry, landscaping, hospitality, and many other types of industries.
- The H-2A visa is for temporary agricultural work while the H-2B visa is for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work.
- To be eligible for an H-2A or H-2B visas, you must have a job offer first from an eligible U.S. employer.
- The Ministry of Labor engages with eligible U.S employers to place qualified Guatemalan workers in temporary positions.
- Central American Minors (CAM) Program for certain children of parents in the United States with an asylum, U visa, or T visa application pending, among other statuses.