Frequent question: How can I immigrate to El Salvador?

Anyone intending to stay in El Salvador for a period of time longer than 90 days must obtain a visa. In order to obtain a long term stay or permanent residency visa, foreigners must present the El Salvadorian embassy with a passport that has a minimum of six months validity left on it.

How do I become a resident of El Salvador?

Basic requirements are that the applicant is at a minimum eighteen years old, has resided in El Salvador for a minimum of five years, declare their desire to be a Salvadoran and swear a loyalty oath, and confirm they have not been convicted of a crime or involved in criminal proceedings either domestically or abroad.

How can an American immigrate to El Salvador?

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.

How do I get dual citizenship in El Salvador?

BY DESCENT: Child born abroad of a Salvadoran mother or father. BY NATURALIZATION: Salvadoran citizenship can be acquired by fulfillment of the following conditions: Persons of any origin who have maintained residency in El Salvador for at least five years.

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Can foreigners live in El Salvador?

Anyone intending to stay in El Salvador for a period of time longer than 90 days must obtain a visa. In order to obtain a long term stay or permanent residency visa, foreigners must present the El Salvadorian embassy with a passport that has a minimum of six months validity left on it.

Is it cheaper to live in El Salvador?

Cost of living in El Salvador is, on average, 37.22% lower than in United States. Rent in El Salvador is, on average, 69.03% lower than in United States.

Can I travel to El Salvador right now?

There are no exit restrictions. Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No. On November 17, 2021, the Government of El Salvador removed the COVID-19 test and/or vaccination requirements for entry.

Can I get a visa to El Salvador right now?

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: A visa is not required for stays under 90 days, but you must purchase a tourist card for 12 USD upon arrival. The card is valid for 90 days. If your U.S. passport shows you were born in El Salvador, you do not need the tourist card.

How long does it take to get a US visa from El Salvador?

An advance application is advised because the processing of US B1B2 Visa for El Salvador Citizens takes a minimum of 8 weeks. When you apply in advance it makes dealing with problems that arise due to error easier.

What is your nationality if you are from El Salvador?

El Salvador’s population numbers 6.1 million. Ethnically, 86.3% of Salvadorans are mixed (mixed Native Salvadoran and European (mostly Spanish) origin). Another 12.7% is of pure European descent, 1% are of pure indigenous descent, 0.16% are black and others are 0.64%.

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Do I lose my Salvadoran citizenship when I become a US citizen?

Salvadoran citizens who naturalize in the United States may keep their Salvadoran citizenship only if they were born in El Salvador. (See more info about dual citizenship in the USA and El Salvador.)

How do I get a drivers license in El Salvador?

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGNERS

  1. Tax Identification Number ( NIT ) (original and copy)
  2. Valid passport (original and copy)
  3. Temporary resident card (with a force greater than 3 months) or permanent resident card (original and copy)
  4. Proof of (original and copy) blood group (see note)