Procedures and Requirements to renew passport

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Hi! How are you? We hope very well! In the next post we will see what are the procedures and requirements to renew the passport in El Salvador.

A passport It is a document with international validity issued by the authorities of their respective country, which accredits a permit or legal authorization to leave or enter it, through international ports or airports.

The Salvadoran passport It is the official document, issued by the government of the Republic of El Salvador, that identifies the Salvadoran national before the authorities of other countries, allowing entry and exit through ports, airports and international access roads. It also allows to contain entry authorization visas.

Like all Central American passports, the cover is navy blue with gold letters that indicate the official name of the country in Spanish; At the top it has the words Central America and in the middle a map of Central America that shows the territory of El Salvador shaded. At the bottom it has a text that indicates the type of passport.

In 2018, Salvadorans had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 124 states and territories, ranking the Salvadoran passport in 30th position.

Index calculated according to the specialized page

Requirements to renew passport

Okay, now let’s see the necessary requirements to be able to renew your passport in El Salvador or outside the national territory.

  • Passport expired or about to expire (6 Months)
  • Unique Identity Document (DUI) in original and a 150% enlarged copy.
  • Pay $ 25.00 dollars in the collectives located in our branches ($ 40 in Central America and $ 60 in the rest of the world).

For minors

  • Passport expired or about to expire
  • Certification of original birth certificate, in good condition, no more than one year after being issued.
  • Present both parents with their Unique Identification Document (DUI) in good condition and photocopies enlarged to 150%
  • If one of the parents does not appear, they must issue a power of attorney or specific authorization for passport processing before a Salvadoran notary or before the Salvadoran consul, duly authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, authorizing the person who will represent them.
  • In the case of the absence of both parents of the girl, boy or adolescent, the person accompanying them must present a notarized authorization with a legalized signature or by means of a power of attorney, granted by the parents, to obtain the passport.
  • In the event that one of the parents of the child or adolescent girl has died, they must present the death certificate in original and in good condition.

For seniors

  • Previous passport.
  • Unique Document of Identification (DUI) in good condition.
  • Retired Card.


  • The passport photograph is taken in the office where you schedule the appointment to get the passport.
  • An officer will be able to help you fill out the form as the case may be or if it is previously requested.
  • Salvadoran citizens living abroad who never had their DUI will be able to make the butt of their DUI application and their resident card.
  • Citizens of dual nationality who have never had DUI, will be able to carry out the process with identity documents from the country where they have nationality and a DUI application stub.
  • If your passport was issued before 2006, you must present an original birth certificate in good condition.

For adults

  • Passport expired or about to expire (6 Months).
  • Current DUI, in good condition and photocopy enlarged to 150%.
  • Cancel the cost of issuing a passport ($ 25, $ 40 in Central America and $ 60 in the rest of the world), only in collectibles used in our branches.

How to renew the passport?

Bring all the aforementioned documents. Also re

Via online

  • First of all you have to make an appointment through the page
  • You access with your username and password, if you don’t have one, you can create one right away and if you forgot the support service is very good (On the page you have interactive tutorials to create your username).
  • Schedule the appointment to the nearest center, whether or not you are in El Salvador
  • And voila, take your date with you.


  • Bring the documents pending if the applicant is a minor or already reaches the age of majority (DUI, Passport expired or about to expire and $ 25 per issue, $ 40 in Central America and $ 60 in the rest of the world)
  • The appointment previously requested by the page

What are the offices to renew the passport?

We are going to show you the main ones where you can take all the procedures and requirements to renew your passport in el salvador, if you live outside the national territory, you will go to the embassies or consulates closest to you and doing the same process.

Now here are the main centers to go to in El Salvador:

  • Branch Government House

7:30 am – 8:30 pm

9ª Calle Poniente and Final 15 Av. Norte, Government Center between PGR and Gobernación San Salvador.

  • Plaza Mundo Soyapango Branch

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Plaza Mundo shopping center, 2nd Level, premises 40 and 41 Boulevard del Ejército Soyapango, San Salvador.

  • Salvador Del Mundo Branch

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday from: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

On Paseo General Escalón · 3563 and 9 Av. Sur, one block west of the monument to the Divine Savior of the World.

  • Cascadas Branch

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday from: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jerusalem Avenue and Panamericana Street, Cascadas 2nd Level Shopping Center, local 217 and 218 Antiguo Cuscatlán.

  • Santa Ana Branch

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Government Center, Calle Libertador, Oriente between 11 and 9 Av. Sur Department of Santa Ana.

  • Pasatiempo Branch Lourdes Colon

8:00 am – 4pm

Pasatiempo Shopping Center, local 19, Pan-American Highway Km25.5 from San Salvador to Santa Ana.

  • Usulután Branch

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Puerta de Oriente Shopping Center, local · 20, KM. 113, exit towards San Miguel, El Litoral highway, Usulután.

  • San Miguel Branch

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

La Plaza Shopping Center local anchor 2, on Av. Roosevelt, San Miguel.

How often do you have to renew the passport?

The time allocated by the Government of El Salvador, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specifies that the passport issued by the Salvadoran state expires every 5 years, in order to renew it you have to wait 6 months before its deadline to be able to request your appointment.

In the Central American region the best passport is that of Costa Rica, they can visit 118 nations without restriction, followed by that of Panama, Honduras and El Salvador whose documents allow free entry to 114 sovereign nations, Guatemala with 113 nations and Nicaragua with just 105.

Passport renewal cost

The online application service is free. The value of the passport in El Salvador is US $ 25.00, in Central America it is US $ 40 and in the rest of the world it is US $ 60.

Now that you know all the steps to be able to renew your passport in El Salvador, Central America and the rest of the world. The service to process it is completely free, the service to be able to withdraw the passport does not take more than 1 business day, you can always enter the government pages to be aware of any changes.

The reception centers to request your renewal are in each Embassy or consulate, in America (North, Central and South), Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. And if you have a deportation problem you can speak directly with them, they have the duty to answer all your questions at no cost. Do not overpay.

We hope the following post helps you. Remember to share a big hug from brothers.

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