The Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit is open every business day from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with the exception of American and Salvadoran holidays and the first Friday of each month as an administrative closure. No walk-ins of immigrant visa applicants will be allowed to enter the Consular Section.
NO LARGE BAGS ARE PERMITTED INSIDE THE EMBASSY COMPOUND EXCEPT BABY BAGS
All Immigrant Visa applicants must appear for their interview with complete documentation. To schedule an appointment read the ‘Registration Information’ box to the right.
Salvadorans and citizens of other foreign countries who wish to obtain permanent resident status in the U.S. generally must obtain immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy.
Most immigrant visa applications begin when a family-member who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident submits a petition (Form I-130) on behalf of the intending immigrant to the office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the United States that serves the petitioner's place of residence.
Do not attempt to submit the completed I-130 form to the Consular Section, we cannot process this form.
El Salvador does not participate in the diversity visa program. Any offers to receive a diversity visa are fraudulent.
People outside of the Embassy are NOT Embassy employees. All agencies outside of the Embassy are NOT affiliated with the Embassy. To be clear, all persons standing outside of the Embassy offering assitance are not affiliated with the Embassy.
NEW Immigrant Visa form DS-260
Important note to Immigrant Visa applicants
Beginning September 1, 2013 the Immigrant Visa application previously known as DS-230 will change to an electronic format in its version DS-260 and it can be found at https://ceac.state.gov/iv/
Attention all Fiance(e)s and Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents!
The U.S. Goverment has published a pamphlet with information on the legal rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence in the United States and facts about immigrating on a marriage-based visa.
You can register at www.ustraveldocs.com/sv and schedule your Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visa appointments free of charge. Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visa applicants may also register to schedule appointments by calling 2113-3122 at no additional charge. From the United States call: (703) 745-5476.