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Foreign residents must present the original and a copy of their passport. For more information, contact one of the following:
 
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:6a. Cale Oriente No. 710
 
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:Telephone: 2529-2600
  
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:'''Polica Nacional Civil  Escaln Branco'''
 
:3a. Calle Pte. Entre 71 y 73 Ave. Norte
 
:3a. Calle Pte. Entre 71 y 73 Ave. Norte
 
:San Salvador
 
:San Salvador
 
:Telephone: 2224-1660
 
:Telephone: 2224-1660
  
:;Polica Nacional Civil
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:'''Polica Nacional Civil'''
 
:10 Ave. Sur y 9 Calle Ote. Centro de Gobierno
 
:10 Ave. Sur y 9 Calle Ote. Centro de Gobierno
 
:San Miguel
 
:San Miguel
 
:Telephone: 2622-2643
 
:Telephone: 2622-2643
  
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:25 Calle Poniente entre 14 y 16 Ave. Sur
 
:25 Calle Poniente entre 14 y 16 Ave. Sur
 
:Santa Ana
 
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Latest revision as of 16:02, 23 May 2020

Procedure[edit]

Applying process in El Salvador for citizen and non citizens.

a. Apply in person
  1. Police Clearance Certificate can be applied in person at the Directorate General of Criminal Centers.
  2. Link for contact: link
  3. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  5. This application will be processed by respective department.
  6. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in person upon notification or issued as per norms.
  7. Address:
Rendero plans,
Street to Balboa Park, Kilometer 10 and a half N ° 189, Panchimalco.
Ph - (503) 2133-7265 (503) 7070-0240
E-mail : iris.valle@seguridad.gob.sv


b. Apply through representative
  1. Applicant shall mandate a authorized representative to apply on their behalf at the Directorate General of Criminal Centers.
  2. The mandated person should be entrusted with the written authorization.
  3. Link for contact: link
  4. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  6. This application will be processed by respective department.
  7. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in person upon notification or issued as per norms.
  8. Address:
Rendero plans,
Street to Balboa Park, Kilometer 10 and a half N ° 189, Panchimalco.
Ph - (503) 2133-7265 (503) 7070-0240
E-mail : iris.valle@seguridad.gob.sv
Note: Representative should carry the following while applying.
  • written authorization
  • ID card or passport.


Applying process – overseas for citizens and non citizens.

a. Apply through embassy or consulate
  1. Applicant can apply at their nearest embassy or consulate in person. Link to locate the embassy or consulate: link
  2. Application form can be obtained from the embassy or consulate. Call the office and fix appointment for personal visit. Also find out the details for this procedure.
  3. On the scheduled date, go to the office with all the document in original and in copy. Please follow as per officer guidelines to process your application.
  4. This application will be processed by the respective department. The completed certificates are forwarded to the concern.
  5. Applicant shall collect the certificate with the respective office upon notification or can get it delivered as per norms applicable.



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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Identity card (cedula)


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in El Salvador.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in El Salvador, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form.
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated).
  • Fingerprints taken at the local police station.
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Rendero plans,
Street to Balboa Park, Kilometer 10 and a half N ° 189,
Panchimalco.
Ph - (503) 2133-7265 (503) 7070-0240
E-mail : iris.valle@seguridad.gob.sv


Contacts: link1 and link2


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


Fees[edit]

Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]


El Salvador- Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Criminal Record Certificate, Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, PCC)


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Instructions[edit]

You should apply for a Solvencia de la Polica in person through the Direccin General de la Polica Nacional Civil in San Salvador, Santa Ana or San Miguel. Nationals or residents must present the original and a photocopy of their Documento nico de Identificacin (DUI) or passport.

Foreign residents must present the original and a copy of their passport. For more information, contact one of the following:

Polica Nacional Civil Central Office
6a. Cale Oriente No. 710
Barrio San Esteban
San Salvador
Telephone: 2529-2600
Polica Nacional Civil Escaln Branco
3a. Calle Pte. Entre 71 y 73 Ave. Norte
San Salvador
Telephone: 2224-1660
Polica Nacional Civil
10 Ave. Sur y 9 Calle Ote. Centro de Gobierno
San Miguel
Telephone: 2622-2643
Polica Nacional Civil
25 Calle Poniente entre 14 y 16 Ave. Sur
Santa Ana
Telephone: 2420-8639

You should also obtain a court certificate, called Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, available from the Direccin General de Centros Penales y de Readaptacin in San Salvador. Applications must be made in person or by an authorized third party. Nationals and residents of the country must present their original Documento nico de Identificacin (DUI) or original passport.

Foreigners must present their original passport.

Direccin General de Centros Penales y de Readaptacin
Calle Poniente entre 3ra y 5ta Avenida Norte
Col Guadalupe
Edificio Duarte Novoa
San Salvador
Telephone: 2235-4098 / 2235-2114



Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Hometown / City
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Residential address
  • Neighborhood
  • Town
  • Phone



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Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

It is the applicants responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each countrys procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency - municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the list, provide a written explanation why and an original letter from the police authority confirming that it will not issue a certificate


Information which might help[edit]

Local Requests

Applicants should apply for a Solvencia de la Polica in person through the Direccin General de la Polica Nacional Civil in San Salvador, Santa Ana or San Miguel. Nationals or residents must present the original and a photocopy of their Documento nico de Identificacin (DUI) or passport. Foreign residents must present the original and a copy of their passport.

Applicants should also obtain a court certificate, called Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, available from the Direccin General de Centros Penales y de Readaptacin in San Salvador. Applications must be made in person or by an authorized third party. Nationals and residents of the country must present their original Documento nico de Identificacin (DUI) or original passport.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

In many immigration cases you may be requested by relevant Government to present Police Clearance Certificate from another country where you have resided for some time. If you are going through immigration process, you will definitely be asked for such a certificate.


External Links[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Official Sites of El Salvador

Ministry of the Interior

General Inspectorate of the National Civil Police

Ministry of Justice and Public Safety

National Civil Police



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Others[edit]

Relevant document: Good Conduct Certificate (Solvencia de la Polica).

Residents: Apply in person to the Director General of National Police Cuartel Central San Salvador.

Residents provide: identity card (cedula), fingerprints taken at the local police station, four identical passport size, and full-face photographs and one of a side profile. Non-residents: You will need to apply through the nearest Salvadoran consulate or embassy and give power of attorney to a Salvadoran resident.

Non-residents provide: original documents (Salvadoran birth certificate, cedula and passport).

Provide photographs to the nearest Salvadoran embassy or consulate, where fingerprints will be taken. Documents can then be forwarded by you to a Salvadoran resident.

Fee: payable.