Www.citaconsularguatemala.com Houston: The Guatemala consular network on US soil suffers the aftermath of a government transition, which ultimately has caused its national citizens to remain in limbo by means of an appointment system to handle unchecked passports as strange as water and oil are. After we receive the complaint in Los Angeles Times, we entered the citaconsularguatemala.com site to verify that at least 16 of the 21 consulates receive users with dated schedules that are scheduled online or via the call center.
The surprise thing is that only eight consulates provide an appointment for the following day or the same week in which you are requesting, those offices are the ones of LA, San Bernardino, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Raleight, Seattle, Miami and Denver. However, in the other consulates scheduling an appointment has become a headache because waiting goes from 42 days to 184, the equivalent to six months.
At this stage are Lake Worth (42 days), San Francisco (53 days), Chicago (59 years), Houston (120 days), Providence (114 days), Silver Spring (150 years), and New York (184). Atlanta merely says that there are no appointments available this month, it does not give any other option. Carlos López, a native of Guatemala City, said that “it is not fair.” “There are people who don’t have a legal stay either and the consulates aren’t putting their share.”
This problem coincides with the entry into force of the undocumented driver’s license in New York, in which a current passport and identification documents are required from the Consulate, such as consular registration, for access to that state license. Since this Monday, December 16th, immigrants with irregular status in that state can process this license for handling. About 250,000 people are expected to be benefited, but Guatemalans with a large settlement in Guatemala.