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Apostille in El Salvador

Legalization of Documents:

The legalization consists of the certification issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, endorsing the signature of the Salvadoran consular officer abroad so that it may have effects in El Salvador.

Any person wishing to legalize a document abroad to take effect in El Salvador has two alternatives to do so: If the document is issued in countries that are not members of the Hague Convention, the interested person must obtain the Authentic in the Diplomatic and Consular Representations of El Salvador abroad.

If the document is issued in a member country of the Hague Convention, the interested person must obtain the Apostille issued by the offices of the National Authorities designated by each member country.

Likewise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs legalizes the signatures of national authorities so that they may take effect in foreign countries.

A Salvadoran document that has not been legalized will not have effects abroad. It should be noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs DOES NOT legalize the content of the document, ONLY legalizes the signature of the official that matches the document in question.

Procedures to carry out the apostille process in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Apostille is a seal that certifies the authenticity of the signature and the title under which the person signing the document acts.

The Apostilles are granted by the countries that are part of the Hague Convention on the Elimination of the Requirement for the Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, known as the Hague Convention. It was created in 1961 and replaces the long process of the Authentic.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been designated in our country as the sole responsible for the issuance of apostilles for Salvadoran documents. In the case of El Salvador, the Apostille is FREE.

The public documents are apostilled, considering as such the following: Documents issued by an authority or government official, such as Public Ministries. Administrative documents (items of the family status, educational documents, documents issued by the PNC) Notarial documents, such as testimonies of public deeds and notarial deeds

 

Apostille information El Salvador

Designated competent authority(ies) to issue an apostille in El Salvador:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador

Address:

Direccion General del Servicio Exterior
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Address Main Office:
Calle el Pedregal, Boulevard Cancillería
Antiguo Cuscatlán
El Salvador

Phone: 

+503 2231-1339
+503 2231-1000

Fax: +503 2289-2250

E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv

General website: www.rree.gob.sv

Contact person: Roxana Patricia Abrego Granados/ Nelson Edmundo Pleites Fernández

 

San Salvador Office

Address:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Final 17 Avenida Norte
Edificio 4
Centro de Gobierno
San Salvador
El Salvador

Phone: 

+503 2221-1000
+503 2222-4447

Fax:+503 2271-1098

E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv

General website: www.rree.gob.sv

Contact person:Mauricio Orlando Castro (language of communication: Spanish)

 

Santa Ana Office

Address:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Calle Libertad entre 9a. y 11 Av. Norte 
Santa Ana
El Salvador

Phone: 

+503 2447-1684

Fax:+503 2447-1836

E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv

General website: www.rree.gob.sv

Contact person: Evelyn Avalos (language of communication: Spanish)

 

San Miguel Office

Address:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
4a. Calle Poniente y 1a. Av. Norte No. 201
Barrio El Centro
en instalaciones de Gobernación Política Departamental 
San Miguel
El Salvador

Phone: +503 2660-4576

Fax:+503 2660-4575

E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv

General website: www.rree.gob.sv

Contact person:Hector Polío (language of communication: Spanish)

 

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