Salvadoran passport

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Salvadoran passport
Passport of El Salvador.jpg
Contemporary 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 the country.

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 Salvadoran passport contains 48 pages, of which one page (the first one) shows the information of the document holder, suitable for visas and border stamps.

Central America-4 Border Control Agreement[edit]

The Central America-4 Border Control Agreement (CA-4) 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

As of 1 January 2017, Salvadoran citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 120 countries and territories, ranking the Salvadoran passport 39th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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