El Salvador - Emigration

Migration regulations in El Salvador contain provisions regarding the exit of its nationals. The Migration Act stipulates that those that intend to emigrate or temporarily exit the country must report their exit to the pertinent Migration Authorities, be of legal age, not be condemned for crimes or offenses, nor have a warrant of arrest against him/her. In addition, they must obtain a travel document. Salvadorans that exit the country to provide services abroad must pay 500 colons at the General Office of the Treasury before leaving, in anticipation of repatriation expenses, and show the receipt to allow his/her exit. This amount will be returned by the State if repatriation does not occur. Salvadorans going to Panama or Central America are exempt from this requirement.