Are you an EU citizen in El Salvador?

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad.

Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  • Death.

Are you an EU citizen in need of consular protection in El Salvador?

In El Salvador, four EU Member States have a resident embassy: France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

  • You can contact your resident Embassy or Honorary Consul able to provide consular protection.
  • Most EU Member States have a consular arrangement with one of the resident Member States in El Salvador. If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy, Honorary Consul or consular arrangement, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection.

Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.

Please note that the EU Delegation in El Salvador cannot provide direct consular assistance. Also, note, that visa requests are not considered as cases of consular protection.

As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the EEAS, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU.

Resident diplomatic missions in El Salvador

Four EU Member States have a resident embassy in El Salvador

Embassy of Germany

Address: 7a. Calle Poniente, No 3972, esqu. 77a Avenida Norte, Col. Escalón

Tel: (+503) 2247-0000

Mobile: (+503) 7930-4777

Website: Alemania en El Salvador

Facebook: Alemania en El Salvador

Twitter: @alemaniaenelsalvador

Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Peter Woeste

Embassy of Spain

Address: Calle La Reforma 164 Bis, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador

Tel: +503 2257-5700 / 01 / 02 / 03 / 04

Mobile: (+503) 7719-7311​​


Website: España en El Salvador

Facebook: España en El Salvador

Twitter: @EmbEsElSalvador

Ambassador: H.E. Carlos de la Morena Casado

Embassy of France

Address: 1a. Calle Poniente, #3718, C.P. 474, San Salvador 

Tel: (+503) 2279-4013


Website: Francia en El Salvador

Facebook: France au Salvador

Twitter: @FR_El_Salvador

Ambassador: H.E. François Bonet

Embassy of Italy

Address: Calle La Reforma, 158, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador

Tel: (+503) 2267-0400


Website: Italia en El Salvador

Facebook: Italy in El Salvador

Twitter: @ItalyInElSalvador

Ambassador: H.E. Edoardo Pucci




Non-resident diplomatic missions in El Salvador

Non-resident EU Member States diplomatic missions accredited to El Salvador

You can find the contact details of the non-resident EU Member States' Embassies and Honorary Consuls who can provide consular protection in the following link.