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Government of Canada services and information in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to El Salvador, in San Salvador.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Children born outside of Canada.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Payment method

All payments must be made by Visa (credit/debit card) or MasterCard (credit card).

Citizenship applications can also be paid online.

If you pay for your application fees online, make sure to include your payment receipt along with your complete application.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (USD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 60.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 75.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00 60.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00 60.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Salvadoran documents for use in Canada must be authenticated first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador and then by the Consular section of the Embassy of Canada in San Salvador.

Notarial services may only be received in person, not by email or fax.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

All payments must be made by Visa (credit/debit card) or MasterCard (credit card).

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (USD)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00 40.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 15.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 30.00 25.00
Transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission. The fee shown is per transfer. 75.00 60.00
Making a copy of a document (photocopy). The fee shown is per document. 3.00 2.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 35.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Payment method

All payments must be made by Visa (credit/debit card) or MasterCard (credit card).

Passport applications can also be paid online.

If you pay for your application fees online, make sure to include your payment receipt along with your complete application.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (USD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 200.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 145.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 75.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 35.00
Insertion of a special stamp or observation 45.00 35.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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