Various Passport – Related Services


The cost of various passport-related services are as follows:

Consular Service Fee
Passport Applicants Under Age 16  $105.00
Applicants Applying for First Passport After Reaching Age 16  $135.00
Adult (age 16 or over) Applying to Replace a Lost, Stolen, Mutilated or Damaged Passport  $135.00
Adult Passport Renewals (most recent Passport issued within the last 15 years and when applicant was at least 16 years old)  $110.00


Fees may be paid at the Consular Section in U.S. dollars either in cash or with one of the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, Discover/NOVUS, American Express, or Diner’s Club. Payment by check or debit card is not accepted.

Processing Time: Two Weeks 

In El Salvador, applicants for first-time or replacement U.S. passports submit their applications to the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy.  We forward the approved applications electronically to the National Passport Center in the United States, where they are printed, and then mailed back to the Embassy. Turnaround is approximately two weeks.

To avoid delays or disruption in travel plans, passport applicants are urged to apply for new passports before the old documents expire, and to allow time for processing of a new passport.

Emergency Pasports

The American Citizen Services unit can print and issue a temporary passport in emergency cases. These passports have limited validity, and cannot be extended. The bearer of a limited-validity passport issued overseas is required to exchange it for a full-validity passport upon completion of the emergency travel.  If you believe you have an emergency and require a passport in less than two weeks, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit by phone at (503) 2501-2628 during normal business hours to discuss your case.

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