Information on whether Salvadorans require passports to travel to Guatemala [SLV18384.E]

According to a representative of the Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador in Ottawa, citizens of El Salvador do not require passports to travel to Guatemala; only Salvadoran identification cards (Cédula de Identificación Personal) are necessary (12 Sept. 1994). This information was corroborated by the attached press reports.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador, Ottawa. 12 September 1994. Telephone interview with representative.


Financial Times [London]. 3 November 1993. Edward Orlebar. "Vision of Unity for Embattled Central America-A Commitment to Freer Trade and Integration Among Six Poor Republics." (NEXIS)

Los Angeles Times. 3 September 1989. Home Edition. Marjorie Miller. "Perilous Trek into Mexico; Salvador Mother Risks All in Search of a Better Life." (NEXIS)

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 16 April 1993. "Costa Rica Rejects Political Integration with Central America." (NEXIS)