How to Get and Renew Your Salvadoran Passport in the U.S

Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 05:57 pm

Hi! I’m Laura, a Latina living in the United States, and I will guide you through the process of renewing and getting your Salvadoran passport in the US.

Getting a new passport can be a simple process if you have all the required documents. In this post, you will learn the steps and requirements to do so.

At Remitly we have created a series of guides to help you through the process of renewing your Mexican, Colombian, and Salvadoran passport.

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What Do You Need to Renew Your Salvadoran Passport in the U.S.?

The first thing to keep in mind is that for your passport application, whether for the first time, renewal, or replacement, you must go in person to an embassy or consulate general of El Salvador in the USA.

For a complete list of Embassies, Consulates, and Permanent Missions of the Republic of El Salvador in North and Central America, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Documents Required for Your Salvadoran Passport Renewal in the U.S.

To renew a Salvadoran passport for adults 18 or older, you will need:

  • Unique identity document or DUI, original and valid
  • Original or soon-to-be-expired passport
  • If you have changed your name or family/marital status, you must present your new current DUI
  • Receipt of payment for your new passport

If you lost your passport due to loss or theft, you must present:

  • Unique identity document or DUI, original, valid, and in good condition
  • Make an affidavit for the theft, loss, or misplacement of your document
  • Receipt of payment of the cost of your new Salvadoran passport
  • Please note that if you have consecutive losses, you will have to pay a fine equivalent to three times the value of the passport

To get your Salvadoran passport for the first time, you need:

  • Your original and valid identity card
  • Birth certificate if you have it
  • Receipt of payment of your new passport
  • Certificate of naturalization

Steps to Renew Your Salvadoran Passport

1. Gather all documents

Gather all the documents mentioned above, depending on your case.

2. Schedule your appointment at the nearest consulate

Once you have all the documents, schedule an appointment at one of the Salvadoran consulates that best suits your needs.

To see the complete list, visit the following link in the North America section: Embassies and Consulates of the Republic of El Salvador.

Please note that some Salvadoran consulates and embassies serve on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis. Consult the page of the consulate you wish to visit for more information.

To schedule an appointment, visit the appointment portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador.

3. Go to your appointment and make the corresponding payment

Once you schedule your appointment, or determine the day you wish to process your passport, you must pay the passport fee.

Below you will find the corresponding costs according to the passport you need to obtain.

Cost of Renewal and Issuance of Salvadoran passport

  • For renewal and first time: $60 USD
  • For theft, loss, or misplacement: $80 USD (cost of the passport $60 USD + $20 USD affidavit)

Remember that in case you have to pay a fine for recurrent losses, which would be triple the regular value of the passport, the total cost of the passport would be $260 USD, including the $180 USD fine.

FAQs about the process of obtaining a Salvadoran passport in the U.S.

  • Where can I find a Salvadoran consulate in the U.S.?

There are consulates or embassies of El Salvador in:

    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Houston, Texas
    • Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Los Angeles, California
    • San Francisco, California
    • Seattle, Washington
    • New York
    • Washington, D.C

Visit the Embassies and Consulates of the Republic of El Salvador page for the full list.

  • Can I renew or obtain my Salvadoran passport in Mexico?

Yes, you can apply for your passport at any Salvadoran embassy or consulate in Mexico.

  • Can I renew or obtain my Salvadoran passport in Spain?

Yes, you can process your passport at any Salvadoran embassy or consulate in Spain.

  • Where can I renew my Salvadoran passport in Canada? 

Find the list of consular offices of El Salvador in Canada here.