DAGT is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Guatemala. Our mission is to inform and to encourage every US Citizen in Guatemala to vote in all US elections that their state of last residence allows them to, be they local, state, general and mid-term, and to invite US Citizens to join Democrats Abroad. During 2017 we will grow our membership and encourage participation so that we are as strong as possible as we head into the 2018 midterm elections to help Democrats regain the Senate and win back the House of Representatives. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Guatemala please contact us.

John Chudy, Chair
Democrats Abroad - Guatemala


Join DemsAbroad | Follow us on FaceBook Democrats Abroad Guatemala

DA Guatemala Leadership:

John Chudy
| Chair
MaryLou Ridinger
| Vice-Chair
Thomas Totino
| Treasurer
allyn totino
| Secretary
See all Leaders

  • News

    Update on Tax Filing from Abroad Research

    Dear Global, EMEA, AP and Americas Leaders,

    Democrats Abroad has published its 2019 research on the tax filing and financial account reporting experience of Americans abroad. Click here to download the report entitled "Tax Filing From Abroad: Research on Non-Resident Americans and U.S. Taxation." At this link there is a short summary of the findings.
    Many, many thanks to all who supported the DemsAbroad Taxation Task Force in the distribution of our survey instrument. We are so grateful for your help.

    Next week a delegation of Tax Task Force members and others are on Capitol Hill to share the research and resume discussions with legislators about residency based taxation. We are, as usual, asking you to encourage your members to call or write to their elected representatives in support of our recommended reforms. This is an up-to-date campaign guide (call scripts, language for letters/emails/postcards, links to find your Congresspeople) you can share with your members that will help them make those calls and write those messages. All outreach is good outreach - in fact it is essential for pushing for reform. Thanks in advance for your help.
    Our first meeting of the week is with the sponsor of the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act, introduced on the last sitting day of the 115th Congress and proposing a switch from our current system of citizenship based taxation to residency based taxation. As you know from our report on the bill, it was not a perfect bill but it serves as a valuable marker that there is sponsorship in Congress for real expat tax reform - and of course it is a wonderful milestone for expat tax advocates who have been working so long and so hard pushing for change. We look forward to providing updates on the bill (the design elements need work for it to attract cosponsors) and the plan by proponents to move it forward.
    Please send through questions and comments to

    Democratically yours,
    read more

    Message from the US Embassy - Passport Renewal by Mail

    You may qualify to have your passport renewed by mail so you won’t have to go to the embassy. Read more below!

    U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

    February 26, 2019

    Subject: U.S. citizen adult passport renewals by mail

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new program that will allow qualified adult U.S. citizens to renew their passports through courier service, eliminating the need to visit the U.S. Embassy. The program begins March 4, 2019.

    We encourage all qualified U.S. citizen adults who need to renew their passports to take advantage of this opportunity.

    Who qualifies for this program:

    Adult U.S. citizens who previously held a U.S passport. Please click here to see if you qualify. This link also contains instructions on mailing in your passport and renewal application.


    · U.S. Embassy Guatemala City

    Tel. (502) 2326-4000

    · State Department - Consular Affairs

    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

    · Guatemala Country Information

    · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

    · Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

    Embajada de Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala (26 de febrero, 2019)

    Ubicación: Guatemala

    Situación: Renovación de pasaportes estadounidenses para adultos a través de correspondencia.

    La Embajada de los Estados Unidos se complace en anunciar un nuevo programa que permitirá a ciudadanos estadounidenses adultos calificados a renovar su pasaporte a través de correspondencia, eliminando la necesidad de una visita a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos. El programa inicia el 4 de marzo de 2019.

    Exhortamos a todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses adultos calificados que necesitan renovar sus pasaportes que aprovechen esta oportunidad.

    ¿Quién califica para el programa?

    Ciudadanos estadounidenses adultos que previamente tenían un pasaporte estadounidense. Por favor haga click aquí para saber si usted califica.


    · Embajada de Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de Guatemala

    Tel. (502)2326-4000

    · Asuntos Consulares – Departamento de Estado

    888-407-4747 ó 202-501-4444

    · Información Específica de Guatemala

    · Registrarse para recibir avisos de seguridad a través del Programa STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, por sus siglas en Inglés)

    · Síganos en Facebook y Twitter

    read more
    See all posts

    Upcoming Events