Salvadoran passport

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Salvadoran passport
Issued by  El Salvador
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Salvadoran citizenship
Expiration 5 years after issuance for individuals

Salvadoran passports are issued to citizens of El Salvador to travel outside of the country. Citizens of El Salvador enjoy visa-free access to approximately 100 countries and territories.

Passports are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs or, if the citizen resides abroad, at the embassy. Besides serving as proof of identity and of citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Salvadoran consular officials abroad, if needed. Citizens can not have multiple Salvadoran passports at the same time.


Like all Central American passports the cover is navy with gold fonts stating the official name of the country in Spanish and in English. A map of Central America is displayed with the Salvadoran territory shaded.

Identity information page[edit]

The Salvadoran passport includes the following data:

  • Type ('P' - Passport)
  • Code for issuing country ("SLV" - Salvadoran)
  • Passport Number
  • Name of bearer
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry
  • Booklet Number
  • Issuing Authority


The data page is printed in Spanish and English, while the personal data is entered in Spanish.

Visa pages[edit]

The Salvadorean passport contains 48 pages, of which one page (the firs one) shoves the information of the documents holder, suitable for visas and border stamps.

Central America-4 (CA-4) Border Control Agreement[edit]

The Central America-4 (CA-4) Border Control Agreement[1] was a treaty signed in June 2006 between the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, establishing the free movement across borders between the four signatory states of their citizens without any restrictions or checks. Foreign nationals who enter one of the signatory countries can also travel to other signatory states without having to obtain additional permits or to undergo checks at border checkpoints.

Countries CA-4 ID Travel
 Guatemala YES YES
 Honduras YES YES
 Nicaragua YES YES
 Costa Rica NO NO
 Panama NO NO

Visa requirement for Salvadoran citizens[edit]

Visa requirements for El Salvador citizens

According to the 2012 publication of the Henley Visa Restrictions Index,[2] El Salvador is ranked 40 as the citizens of El Salvador can travel to 111 countries without a visa or by obtaining a visa at border crossings.

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