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Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information   Last updated: 12/05/2022 Effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for any travelers to the United States.  Vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant travelers remain in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered on an extremely limited basis. ...
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Important Update: Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment

Important Update: If your immigrant visa interview appointment is scheduled after August 31, 2022, you will visit the embassy at least twice.  The first visit will be for a Document Review & Biometrics and the second visit for your visa interview. First Visit: Document Review & Biometrics Your first visit to the embassy is for Document Review to ...
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H-2 Visa Program

Under the H-2 visa program, applicants can legally work temporarily in the United States in agriculture, construction, forestry, landscaping, and many other types of industries. The H-2A visa is for temporary agricultural work while the H-2B visa is for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work.
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Weather (Volcano) Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 28, 2022)

Weather (Volcano) Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 28, 2022)   Location: San Miguel and Usulután Departments   Event: The Chaparrastique volcano in San Miguel Department entered a period of eruptive activity, including ejecting steam and ash, on November 15. On November 27, the activity intensified with sizeable rocks ejected from the crater, ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 17, 2022)

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 17, 2022) Location: Crossings at El Salvador’s Border with Guatemala Event: Ongoing protests over the prices of fuel and basic goods in Guatemala have resulted in the closure of the Hachadura border crossing in Ahuachapán Department and the San Cristóbal crossing in Santa Ana Department. ...
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Thanks to MCC investment, El Salvador inaugurates new El Amatillo customs facilities

Thanks to MCC investment, El Salvador inaugurates new El Amatillo customs facilities The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Katherine Dueholm, together with the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, and other officials, attended the official inauguration of the new El Amarillo, La Unión customs facilities, built with funds from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ...
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United States donates four helicopters to relieve Salvadoran aircraft in Mali

United States donates four helicopters to relieve Salvadoran aircraft in Mali The United States government, through its embassy in El Salvador, delivered four MD 530F helicopters to the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES). The North American nation donated the equipment with the objective of supporting the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. ...
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