Latin American Cargo (LAC) is a full-service international shipping company with years of experience and extensive knowledge in long distance moving. We offer shipping solutions to help you ease the stress and costs associated with your international moving to Guatemala.

What you need to know about moving to Guatemala

Looking to move to Guatemala for family or business reasons? Located in the middle of Central America, Guatemala is a small country with mountain ranges, beaches, and volcanoes, and a large, diverse, and welcoming population.

With miles of beaches off the shores of the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the majority of its landmass in between is filled with rich forests and dozens of volcanoes, three of which are currently active.

Most expats who relocate to Guatemala reside in big cities like Guatemala City or Antigua. The official language of Guatemala is Spanish. A basic understanding of the language will make international moving to Guatemala a smoother transition.

What items can LAC transport for your relocation to Guatemala

When moving from the USA or Canada to Guatemala you will want to transport as many of your personal belongings as possible to make your new home feel comfortable and welcoming.
LAC offers a wide range of long distance moving services to transport all your items in the safest, most secure, and cost-efficient way possible:

● Moving household goods overseas, such as furniture, electronics, home appliances or clothes
● Transporting personal effects, valuable artwork, and family heirlooms
● Cars and other vehicle shipping

What modes of transportation can LAC offer for your moving to Guatemala from Canada and USA?

Guatelamala’s proximity to the US and Canada allows us to offer options for Ocean Shipping to perform long distance moving at affordable rates.

● FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL)
Full Container Load, or FCL, is a method of intermodal or oceanic transportation that gives you exclusive access and control over your own shipping container. Because you are not sharing the space, you are fully in charge when it comes to the safety and the security of your personal belongings.

● LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)
You can share a container with other customers shipping cargo to Guatemala with Less than Container, or LCL. This will save you money, but you will need to make sure all your personal effects are safely and securely packaged to prevent any damage inside the container during the shipping journey.

What general requirements and shipping documents will you need?

When shipping your belongings to Costa Rica, you will need to be ready to supply documents with a list of all items being shipped. To avoid any delay or issues, make sure all the information that we will be declaring on your Bill of Lading is correct, including:

● Your full name
● Every detail regarding the personal belongings you are shipping with us
● The origin and destination ports
● Your complete and accurate address at origin and destination.

Do you have a vehicle to ship to Guatemala?

If you want to ship your vehicle, LAC has the best international shipping options.

● RORO SHIPPING
If you are looking to ship just a car or other vehicle, you may consider our cost-efficient roll on/roll off service, depending on how close you are to a RORO shipping port.
RORO shipping to Guatemala works with ocean carriers designed to internationally ship all kinds of wheeled vehicles including: cars, trucks, vans, buses, as well as construction and agricultural equipment.

● CONTAINER SHIPPING
If you need to ship both your vehicle and your household goods (such as furniture, electronics, home appliances or clothes) then you should consider moving your car with the rest of your belongings in a 40 ft ocean container. This will be the most affordable and convenient shipping option that will keep all your personal effects, vehicles included, in the same transportation cluster.

Custom Regulations for moving to Guatemala

At LAC, we simplify the transport of all of your belongings, but when shipping items like explosives, fruits, silver, gold and artwork, you need to consider that there might be restrictions and regulations.

If you have any questions regarding the required documentation needed when moving to Guatemala, contact the Guatemalan Consulate and Government travel offices in charge:

Choose LAC When Moving to Guatemala

Our international relocation professionals at LAC will help you find the best solutions to move your most precious and expensive belongings to your new home.
We will guide you at every step of your move to Guatemala and answer all your questions. Please visit our blog to learn more about the following topics: how to pack personal effects, how to choose a container, how to move household goods, and how to move a car.

CONTACT US NOW FOR A QUOTE, QUESTIONS, OR MORE INFORMATION

Provide your information and we will get back to you.

contact us CONTACT US crosshair TRACK YOUR SHIPMENT

Our associations

We are proud to be part of some of the most prestigious associations in the industry.

Iata
Fiata
Ciffa
Tia
Lognet
Twig