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El Salvador Visa

Type of El Salvador Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 05 to 07 days
  • Stay Period: As per Embassy
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 3,499/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to visit El Salvador for tourism & sightseeing or visiting relatives and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 05 to 07 days
  • Stay Period: As per Embassy
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 3,499/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders attending business meetings, conferences in El Salvador
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Documents required for El Salvador Visa:

  • Must have Documents for El Salvador Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 3 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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El Salvador Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need visa for El Salvador from India?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to El Salvador. You are required to obtain a visa from the El SalvadorEmbassy/Consulate in your country prior to traveling to El Salvador. You will not be allowed entry at theborder if you do not have this visa stamped in your passport. An El Salvador visa for Indians can beprivate, tourist, business and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.

  • add What is the purpose of El Salvador visa?

    • An El Salvador visa is most appropriate for Indians travelling to El Salvador for business and recreational purposes such as holidaying, sightseeing, or even short family visits. The type of visa to enter El Salvador will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.
  • add What are the different types of El Salvador visas for Indians?

    • The categories of visas available for Indians visiting El Salvador depends on the purpose of the visit.

    • If you are visiting El Salvador for sightseeing or meeting friends or family, then you should apply for a tourist visa. It is valid for 3 months.
    • If you are visiting El Salvador for commercial reasons or participating in a business fair or exhibition, then a business visa is applicable. This too is valid for 3 months.

  • add How can I apply for an El Salvador visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for an El Salvador visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are :

    • Choose your preferred type of El Salvador visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add What is the validity of an El Salvador Visa for Indians?

    El Salvador visa is issued for a period of 90 days.

  • add What kind of entry is my El Salvador visa?

    In most cases, single entry is granted on EL Salvador Visa for Indians

  • add What is the El Salvador visa processing time?

    The processing time for an El Salvador visa application is up to 7 working days from the date of submission.

  • add Can I get El Salvador visa on arrival?

    Yes. For short visits (90 days or less),a tourist card can be obtained on arrival at the airport from immigration officials, provided the visitor's passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the last day of the intended stay in El Salvador,has return flight tickets and sufficient funds for the entire trip. Since obtaining a visa on arrival is not guaranteed, we recommend all travellers to obtain a visa prior to their journey.

  • add Is there any visa fee applicable for the Tourist card on arrival?

    • Visitors should expect to pay a USD 10 at the time of arrival in El Salvador by any means i.e. road, sea, or air.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.

  • add What is the easiest way to get anEl SalvadorTourist Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your El Salvador visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office, no need to submit physical documents and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the El Salvador Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your El Salvador Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the El SalvadorEmbassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a El Salvador Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free El Salvador visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your El Salvador visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an El Salvador Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your El Salvador visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your El Salvador Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit El Salvador

  • Have a valid Passport and valid El Salvador Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid El Salvador Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in El Salvador ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within El Salvador
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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El Salvador Travel guide

El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is also the only country in Central America that does not have a coastline on the Caribbean Sea. The rainy season (May to October) is called winter (invierno), Spanish is the country’s official language. Salvadorans are extremely friendly, warm and welcoming. Your will be overwhelmed by their kindness. Read more

  • Tourism is the fastest growing sector of the Salvadoran economy, soccer is a widely played game in El Salvador, the national soccer team has participated in the FIFA World Cup two times. El Salvador uses the US dollar as their currency. The Coffee cultivated in the western part of the country is famous all over the world. Even though it’s a tropical country there is snow fall every once in a while.
  • El Salvador is a destination rich in culture. This small country has amazing national parks, incredibly beautiful beaches, a plethora of inland attractions, and relatively less visa requirements. El Salvador is one of Central America’s safest countries to visit.
  • San Salvador is El Salvador’s capital city. Located in the central region, it is the second largest city in all of Central America, the city has a laid back and an easy-going atmosphere.
  • It is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world. Many surfing competitions are hosted there every year. Tortillas, rice, and beans are the main foods in El Salvador. There are no direct flights from India to El Salvador, there are however numerous connecting flights, for great offers, deals and discounts book your tour to El Salvador through Akbar travels.
  • El Slavador’s cuisine is a blend of indigenous and Spanish influences. The Items commonly served in El Salvador include Pupusas which is made with thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, meat, and other marinated fillings. Pupusas are served with a coleslaw salad and tomato sauce another famous dish is Empanadas which are flour pastries filled with meat, potatoes and/or cheese. Tamales are boiled pockets of corn dough, stuffed with meat or sweet corn and served in banana leaves.
  • What to see in El Salvador?

  • There are a number of things to see in El Salvador it is very likely to leave tourists spoilt for choice. The country has numerous zoos all worthy of seeing and exploring especially if you have kids accompanying you, chill out and have a relaxing day at the Santa Teresa Thermal Waters. Take a combo tour and discover top El Salvador attractions in just one day, take a hike to the most visited volcanoes like Izalco, Santa Ana, and Cerro Verde.
  • Playa El Tunco is a breath-taking two-street beach town that is popular with backpackers and surfers. Relax by the beaches, or surf in the morning. Take a relaxing walk around the town or visit the mesmerizing beach caves. Suchitoto is Located near the capital city, San Salvador, it’s a former colonial city and a current cultural hub of the country. Arts and food festivals happen all through the year, filling the streets with visitors from around the country and all around the world. The city is in a bird migration zone, hence you can spot some of the more than 200 species that frequent the area.
  • Lake Ilopango is the second largest lake in the country and a reputed destination for sci-fi loving locals and tourists seeking to spot much-discussed UFOs. And while visitors may have to use the local bus system to get there, it’s a destination that’s well worth the adventure. Travelers can take a dip in the refreshing Crater Lake or hike to the top of a nearby lighthouse as the views of the breath-taking landscape El Salvador has become well famous for. Small cafes selling home cooked and local food provide the perfect meal after a day outdoors and camp sites.
  • National Park Montecristo is in San Salvador. Montecristo is a very popular destination for travellers who love adventure. It was declared a national park in order to protect its trees and wildlife, Montecristo offers camping areas, a botanical garden; one of its main attractions is the trees which care as tall as 30 meters it also has an incredible exhibit of orchids. Some of the wildlife found in the area includes black shrew-mouse, squirrels, porcupines, white tailed deer and pumas. There is a time of the year when more than 275 endemic species of birds can be sighted.
  • Devil’s Door is one of El Salvador’s most popular rock-climbing sites, Located in Los Planes De Renderos, Puerto del Diablo is made up of two striking boulders that reach for the sky. If looked between them gives the viewer a panoramic vista over the sights of El Salvador with dozens of established routes for all levels of climbers. For best views climb the rock stairs to the top and you’ll see sights like the red-tiled roofs of the indigenous town of Panchimalco, Lake Ilopango to the left, the double peaks of the San Vicente volcano straight ahead, and beyond it, the Pacific Ocean. Tourists to Devil’s Door can take a canopy tour and explore the nearby caves. Getting to the Devil’s Door is fairly easy as there are buses available throughout the day. There are other various notable places to visit in El Salvador like, Santa Ana, Coatepeque Caldera etc
  • El Salvador has wide variety of choices of luxury and budget friendly hotels. There is no shortage of deep discounts and deals for hotel accommodations in El Salvador. The majority of hotels are conveniently located in or near the central area. There are also budget friendly two-star hotels with free Wi-Fi and other necessities, with various eating options. If you are on a tight budget El Salvador offers a huge variety of guest houses and family hostels. No matter your budget, in Manchester there’s accommodation for everyone.

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El Salvador Facts and Figures

Region
Central America
Major cities :
Soyapango, Santa Ana, San Miguel
Independence Day:
September 15
Capital:
San Salvador
Time zone
IST ( ) 11.30 hours Read more
Language:
Spanish, Caliche, Nahuat
Area:
21,041 km2
Currency:
United States Dollar (USD)
Main Airlines:
Avianca
International Airports :
El Salvador International (SAL) airport
Best time to visit:
November to April
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