El Salvador Visa

El Salvador Visa

Do you need a visa to visit El Salvador? Find your nearest El Salvador Embassy.

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Who needs a visa to visit El Salvador?

A visa is not required for stays under 90 days, but you must purchase a tourist card for 12 USD upon arrival. The card is valid for 90 days. If your U.S. passport shows you were born in El Salvador, you do not need the tourist card.

For more information on El Salvador visas, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into El Salvador

San Salvador International Airport is accessible for regularly scheduled passenger flights. Additionally, land borders with neighbouring countries are open.

The government of El Salvador has eliminated entrance restrictions for COVID-19 testing and vaccination. However, visitors are recommended to bring proof of vaccination, since it may be required for admittance into specific El Salvador activities or sites.

El Salvador has regulations and restrictions for COVID-19. In public settings, face coverings are required, but additional, frequently stringent, requirements might be implemented on short notice. It is recommended that you consult official government sources for updates.

Eligibility to apply for a El Salvador visa

To visit El Salvador by air, land, or sea, U.S. citizens must have a valid passport and either a Salvadoran visa or a tourist card valid for a 90-day stay with a single entrance.

The tourist card is available for a cost of $10.00 USD from immigration officials upon arrival in El Salvador at an airport, land border crossing, or seaport. There is no requirement in El Salvador that the U.S. passport be valid for a specified length of time or have a specific number of blank pages.

Visitors may be denied entrance if they cannot demonstrate sufficient funds for the duration of their stay and do not have the necessary documents for their next destination. The criteria list is below.

A passport which is valid for at least another six months.

Application form.

Two photos.

A health insurance policy valid in El Salvador.

A hotel reservation or other accommodation proof.

Criminal record.

Processing time for El Salvador visas

The usual processing period for a tourist visa for El Salvador is three to ten business days. It depends on your country of visa application. To guarantee everything goes properly and your visa arrives on time, you should apply for your visa well in advance of your trip.

Appointment waiting times

Appointment waiting times can be considerably longer than the processing time, This can be for a number of different reasons. The average appointment time for a visitor visa to El Salvador is around 316 days. Student and all non-other immigrant visas can take around 2 days for an appointment. If you are wanting to travel to El Salvador as a visitor it is advised you apply for you appointment as soon as possible, to ensure yourself enough time before travel.

Who can visit El Salvador without a visa?

Based on the El Salvador Visa Policy, nationals of around 86 countries and jurisdictions can visit the country and stay in the country for 90 Days without any visa. Citizens of other countries must apply for a tourist visa before their travel date to enter the country. They can apply for a visa by submitting a visa application to the nearest El Salvador embassy.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

El Salvador visa types

There are two types of visas available in El Salvador. They are both for different types and lengths of stay. This visa may be single or multiple entry. You can apply for a single-entry visa with a maximum validity of 30, 60, or 90 days. If you are looking for a multiple-entry visa for El Salvador, its maximum validity is one year.

What to do if your El Salvador visa is rejected?

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a El Salvador visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was rejected.


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Always ensure the safety of your stuff, including your passport and other travel papers.
Avoid transporting big sums of cash.
Be especially discrete when using an ATM.

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The most anticipated celebrations of Salvadorans are the Santa Ana celebrations in July, the August celebrations, and the San Miguel celebrations in November.

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