El Salvador

Visa Information

Consulate information


1400 16th Street NW, Suite 100,  Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 595-7500 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative molecular Covid-19 RT-PCR test results issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT and PCR or have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the last vaccine dose.  This does not apply to travelers younger than 2 years. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and some other countries.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Fed., Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days. Visa exemption List
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals with a USA Permanent Resident card, or with a valid visa issued by Canada, USA, or a Schengen country member. Must have a valid passport.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Complete online application
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Letter of employment (Business visa only)
Visa Office will provide this for GC employees.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
4 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entry

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: August 3, 2022