US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo Field Office

Service Area

The San Salvador Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration benefits activities in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama.

Street Address
United States Embassy
USAID Building 1st Floor
Colonia Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlan
El Salvador
Mailing Address from the US
US Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Embassy - San Salvador
3450 San Salvador Place
Washington, DC 20521-3450
Express Mail Address
United States Embassy
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USAID Building 1st Floor
Colonia Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlan
El Salvador

Office Location

We are located at the American Embassy, US AID Building, Colonia Santa Elena (one block from the Holiday Inn.)

Hours of Operation

The office is open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The office is closed on Salvadoran and American holidays.

For General information, call the phone numbers that are listed below, Monday Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail


For Spanish or English
2501-2999 extension 2215.

011-503-2501-2999 extension 2215.
(From outside the country)



(From the US)

Visiting the office in person


Appointments may be scheduled by calling the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Visas 92 (V92) follow-to join asylum cases are called by the agency to schedule an interview. V92 beneficiaries are the spouses and children of persons who have been granted asylum in the United States (Marriage must occur prior to grating asylum grant and the children must be under 21 and unmarried).


The office is open to the public on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The office is closed on Salvadoran and American holidays.

Public Transportation

Information not available.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

  • Pay parking is available next to the Embassy.
  • Accessibility for those with special needs is available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid in U.S. dollars, cash, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) at the Consular Cashier Section in the Embassy.


Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.


For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

U.S. citizens, who reside locally, can file Form I-130 for Immediate Relative Immigrant Petition by visiting the office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Form N-400

U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) that live overseas. Visit the Citizenship section of the USCIS website.

Form I-131 Parole

The San Salvador Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131 or on the Humanitarian Parole Section of the USCIS Website.

Form I-131 Re-entry

The San Salvador Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry permit are found on the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.

Transportation Boarding Letters

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents who are visiting El Salvador and who do not have a valid Alien Registration Card (Green Card) may apply for a Transportation Letter at the San Salvador Field Office.

The following documents will be required:

  • A record of entry of departures (Movimiento Migratorio) at the El Salvador Migration Office.
  • A local police report if the Green Card was stolen.
  • A valid passport and any evidence of his/her immigration status.
  • A copy of your valid DUI
  • A complete two-page questionnaire to determine the applicant's immigrant status.

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