The British Embassy in San Salvador maintains and develops relations between the UK and El Salvador.

Find out more on our Salvador and the UK news page

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting El Salvador.

You can access UK government services while in El Salvador.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in El Salvador and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +503 2511-5757. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in El Salvador, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

We do not issue emergency travel documents at British Embassy San Salvador. If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

We can issue emergency travel documents from British Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

The Honorary Consulate in San Salvador provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in El Salvador.

Our people

Bernhard Garside

Bernhard Garside

British Ambassador to El Salvador

  • Michael Head

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy San Salvador

Contact us

British Embassy San Salvador

Torre Futura,
14th floor,
Colonia Escalón,
San Salvador

San Salvador
El Salvador

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am to 11:30am

Access and opening times