Today El Salvador General consulate in Omaha Nebraska was inaugurated! With this opening in Omaha, the number of Salvadoran consulates in the United States reaches 27. Last Monday, the General Consulate of El Salvador in
Nashville was officially opened.
The inauguration was attended by the Vice Minister of Diaspora and Human Mobility, Cindy Portal; the consul general, Javier Menendez; the general director of the Foreign Service, Laura Moran and members of the Salvadoran community.
The Salvadoran Government continues to increase its presence in the United States to benefit the Salvadoran diaspora. On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, a new General Consulate of El Salvador will be inaugurated in Salt Lake City, Utah; it will be the 28th Salvadoran consulate in the US.
“Here we will issue passports immediately, in an average of 40 minutes, we know that time is valuable for you here,”
informed Cindy Portal, the Salvadoran Vice Minister of Diaspora and Human Mobility.
The Consulate General of El Salvador in Omaha, Nebraska, will benefit the 20,000 Salvadorans who live in the region; they will now have services such as passport issuance, authenticating, and family registration procedures, among others.
The Consulate General of El Salvador in Omaha, Nebraska, is at 11422 Miracle Hills Dr., Suite 205, Omaha, NE 68154. It will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“Salvadorans in Omaha, Nebraska, mission accomplished. Now you have your general consulate and we are making history with you,” stated Cindy Portal, the Vice Minister of Diaspora and Human Mobility during her speech.
The three new consulates (Nashville, Omaha, and Salt Lake City) will assist the Salvadoran diaspora by acquiring or renewing their passports and DUIs. The consulates could also serve as an in-person voting place for the upcoming 2024 elections. In the 2024 elections, Salvadorans living abroad will have the option of voting online or in person at a designed location.
Cindy Portal also stated that in addition to the 28 consulates, they would continue working with the 323 mobile consulates in the United States. These portable consulate units visit different US cities to help the diaspora.