Diplomatic Ceremonial Law Of The Republic Of El Salvador

Original Language Title: LEY DEL CEREMONIAL DIPLOMÁTICO DE LA REPÚBLICA DE EL SALVADOR

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INDEX LEGISLATIVE DECREE No. 432.

THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
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I.- provisions governing all matters relating to the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic with the over time they have become obsolete, so it is necessary to modernize in order to organize and lead in better shape Protocol and Diplomatic Ceremonial State;
II.- The General Directorate of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being a liaison and communication between the Government of the Republic and the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, it is necessary to clearly determine you its powers;
THEREFORE,
in exercise of its constitutional powers, on the initiative of the President of the Republic, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mario Figueroa Deputies Rene Figueroa, Eugenio Chicas, Alfonso Aristides Alvarenga, Ramon Diaz Bach h., Ruben Ignacio Zamora Rivas, Sílfide Maritza Pleitez Ramirez, Wilber Ernesto Serrano, Salvador Horacio Orellana, José Roberto Larios Rodriguez, Jose Ricardo Vega Hernandez, Ciro Cruz Zepeda Peña, Julio Eduardo Moreno Children, Sigifredo Ochoa Perez, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Olga Ortiz Murillo and Ana Julia Lainfiesta,
DECREES the following:
dIPLOMATIC CEREMONIAL LAW OF tHE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR
CHAPTER I GENERAL MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL aND COMMANDS
Art. 1. The Directorate General of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the instance of liaison and communication between the diplomatic corps accredited in the country and the Government of the Republic. It is the source of information for the foreign affairs and national authorities and he Embassies, Consulates, International Organizations and the various organs of State and Government Institutions in all matters relating to consultations on Ceremonial, Protocol and Etiquette be communicated. It is also responsible governmental entity Protocol State which will plan, coordinate, implement and monitor the proper conduct of official public events where the Constitutional President of the Republic to participate, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic corps.
The Directorate General shall maintain a detailed list of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps accredited and government agencies, and record all the changes that occur within them, issuing the respective Diplomatic and Consular Guide must distribute to the appropriate bodies regularly .
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also ensure that national authorities give courtesies due to diplomats during his tenure in the country and in all cases observe the basic rules of courtesy and ceremonial included in this law.
Art. 2. The Directorate General of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be headed by a Director General, a Deputy Director General and Directors, aggregates and other officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a good name.
The Deputy Director shall assume the duties as head of the General Directorate in the absence of the Director General.
Art. 3. The Directorate General shall center:
a) Driving, comply with and enforce the State Protocol and Diplomatic Ceremonial;
B) Receive foreign diplomats and prominent personalities who visit the country;
C) Processing the accreditation of foreign ambassadors, other diplomats and representatives of international organizations Agents;
D) Processing Decorations of National Orders;
E) processing applications for Beneplácitos of Ambassadors Salvadorans abroad and prepare the respective credentials and Retirement;
F) Processing exequaturs of Foreign Consuls;
G) Processing Acceptance military attaches of friendly countries;
H) Process Hearings of the Diplomatic Corps;
I) Develop the Diplomatic Guide;
J) Extender ID cards Diplomatic, Consular and crew for the diplomatic corps;
K) processing applications for overflights and landings of foreign aircraft over the national territory and national ships abroad; and Step Inocente territorial waters by foreign ships and nationals abroad;
L) Apply for permits to carry weapons for personal security of diplomatic missions;
M) Manage the entry and use of the Official Hall of El Salvador International Airport;
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n) To issue passports and revalidate Diplomatic, Official and Special Salvadorians and extend visas to stay in the country of Diplomatic, Consular Corps and International Organizations accredited;

Ñ) Processing diplomatic plates franchises and assign special CD, CC and MI;
O) Spread Booklets Exemption -VAT- Value Added Tax for the diplomatic corps and international organizations in accordance with international agreements in force;
P) Carry the National and Diplomatic Precedence;
Q) Establish the official liaison and communication between embassies in the country and government;
Art. 4. The cases not provided concerning the Ceremonial, Etiquette and Protocol State shall be decided by the Director General of Protocol and Orders, taking care to keep the defense of the interests and dignity of the State.
CHAPTER II DIPLOMATIC HIERARCHIES
Art. 5. The Republic of El Salvador recognizes the following categories of Diplomatic Agents:
a. Nuncio or Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary;
B. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary;
C. Chief Negotiator with Charter Cabinet;
D. Charge d'Affaires ad interim;
E. Minister Counselor;
F. Adviser;
G. First secretary;
H. Second Secretary;
I. Third Secretary;
J. Aggregate.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 6. The Salvadoran government recognizes Diplomatic Agents ad-honorem, provided they are nationals designating them as such and as racing cars, is dedicated to the development of diplomatic functions, except for the representatives of the sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, who may be nationals of any country.
Art. 7. The diplomatic agent and members of his family, may not exercise their own benefit any professional, commercial or other kind of lucrative activity during their demarche in El Salvador, except in those cases where is no agreement or reciprocal bilateral agreement on matter, signed and ratified by the Republic of El Salvador.
Art. 8. The Government of the Republic recognizes two types of Agents Diplomats: residents, ie those accredited have permanent residence in the country; and concurrent, those who have permanent residence in the country, but as Agents Diplomats accredited to the Government of the Republic.
CHAPTER III ARRIVAL OF HEADS OF MISSION
Art. 9. It is up to the diplomatic mission or the sending Government, communicate in writing to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in due time, the arrival of the Head of Mission publicizing the date, time and place of entry into national territory, in order to provide the distinguished representative facilities and attention according to their high rank.
Art. 10. An official with diplomatic status of the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, you will receive the Head of Mission to its arrival in the country and welcome on behalf of the Government of the Republic, providing transit by delegations immigration and customs .
Art. 11. If the Head of Mission above you in another way that was not anticipated, the official of the General Directorate of Protocol and Orders will visit you at your accommodation the day after his arrival.
CHAPTER IV RECEIPT OF HEADS OF MISSION
Art. 12. The Heads of Mission will be received in order of arrival in the country. If two or more Heads of Mission arrived simultaneously, they will be received according to date have applied for official recognition. If several missions so request the same day, they will be received in the alphabetical order in Castilian language the name of the nation they represent.
Art. 13. No Head of Mission resident may ask to be set day and time for the presentation of his credentials, when you are outside the national territory.
Art. 14. Within four days after his arrival in San Salvador, all Head of Mission or failing that the highest-diplomatic status of its mission, must request a courtesy audience with the Director General of Protocol and Orders with order to make delivery of the note where requested, marking the day and time for delivery to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of style copies of his credentials and letters of recall of his predecessor. At the same event you may request in writing separate note, the date and time that the Constitutional President of the Republic has
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would point to receive his credentials and letters of recall of his predecessor.
If Credentials and Retirement not presented in Castilian language, courtesy translation must be attached.

Art. 15. The Special Ceremonial Guide for the Presentation of Credentials will be delivered to the Head of Mission, or failing to senior official of the Mission, together with the Diplomatic Guide, the Government Cabinet Guide, of the Legislative Assembly and the Guide to the Supreme Court, the day that the visit is made to the director General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 16.- The Head of Mission will be recognized in their high office to present his credentials to the Constitutional President of the Republic, and shall state that fact by Executive Agreement in the Field of Foreign Affairs, issued on the date of the delivery of their credentials and published in the Official Journal.
Art. 17. Accompanying the Constitutional President of the Republic at the hearing for the presentation of credentials of the Head of Mission, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Private Secretary to the President of the Republic, the Director and Deputy Director General Protocol and Orders, Chief of the Presidential staff, and the diplomat accompanying the Head of Mission.
Art. 18. During the development of ceremonial presentation of credentials of a head of diplomatic mission involving the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Presidential Staff and officers of the military body that are required to perform the correct implementation of that ceremony.
Art. 19. The official receipt of an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary shall be made with the same formalities as the Nuncio or ambassador, except that not be counted with the participation of the Presidential officials on their way to the Presidential House. CHAPTER V
RECEIPT OF BUSINESS MANAGERS
Art. 20. The Chief Negotiator with Cabinet Letters must be accredited by note addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Secretary of State of its respective country.
Art. 21. Charge d'Affaires it reaches the country must request a hearing by writing to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the presentation of their Letters of Cabinet by note addressed to the Director General of Protocol and Orders. This will communicate timely, the day and time that will be received.
Art. 22. The Heads of Missions communicated in writing to the Minister of Foreign Affairs the appointment of Charges d'Affaires Ad Interim, whenever you are absent from the country.
Art. 23. Upon the death of a Head of Mission shall be provisionally recognized as Charge d'Affaires Ad Interim diplomatic highest ranking official of the Mission, while his Government makes confirmation of that status.
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Art. 24.- to Nuncios, ambassadors, envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary is recognized in his investiture, according to the provisions of Article 16 of this Law; to Business Managers with Charter Agreement by Cabinet issued on the day of receipt.
Art. 25. For Diplomats can be recognized at any time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, extend them Diplomatic Identity Carnet, or Consular staff, as appropriate, signed by the Director General of Protocol and Orders; may be included in the document, Drivers License for the holder, which shall authorize the Directorate General of Traffic from the Transportation Ministry.
Art. 26. Diplomats agents or dependent relatives who can not check with the relevant documents of their country of origin are entitled to drive vehicles shall be subjected to examination that the General Directorate of Traffic requires, for the acquisition of its license.
Not any Drivers License, minors under 15 years allowed. All children under 18 who wish to obtain driver's license, must pay bail before the competent authorities according to General Traffic Regulations and Road Safety.
Art. 27. All the authorities of the Republic to whom a diplomatic agent show your ID, they should pay due courtesies, meet their demands, respect and enforce it.
CHAPTER VII VISITS ceremonial
Art. 28. The Head of Mission may visit State officials appearing on the lists has given to them at the time, the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, when it deems appropriate and whenever that is properly recognized.

Art. 29. The spouse of the Head of Mission shall manage the corresponding protocol visits through the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
CHAPTER VIII HEARINGS
Art. 30. The Heads of Mission will address the urgent and important issues of their missions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and relevant issues of their diplomatic representation directly with one of the Deputy Ministers Branch or the Director General of Protocol and Orders.
For these purposes, you must request a hearing by writing to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, stating the reason for the visit. If the Head of Mission could not visit the Minister, the diplomat highest ranking of his mission to send, you can try the routine affairs of their mission with one of the Deputy Ministers and failing with the Director General of Protocol and Orders or other directors of the Ministry it deems appropriate.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 31. When a Head of Mission exceptionally need to be received by the Constitutional President of the Republic, you must request a hearing by writing to the Minister of Foreign Affairs through the Director General of Protocol and Orders well in advance, indicating in all cases the object that motivates the visit.
Art. 32. When high foreign officials are visiting El Salvador, and have a need to meet with the Constitutional President of the Republic or the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Chief of the respective Mission must make your request to the Head of Foreign Affairs through the director General of Protocol and Orders.
If the Nation visitor has no permanent diplomatic representation in the country, you can request a hearing by the respective Consul if any, or otherwise directly to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Outside, or Representation of El Salvador where he is residing.
Art. 33. The Heads of Mission to withdraw from the country definitively, timely hearing request, through the Director General of Protocol and Orders to bid farewell to the Constitutional President of the Republic and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Art. 34.- Charges d'Affaires Ad Interim normally attempt urgent matters of their diplomatic representation with Deputy Foreign Minister or the Director General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 35.- Communications collective or circular the Minister of Foreign Affairs directed the Diplomatic Corps, will be the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps to make them the knowledge of each mission or directly to the Heads of Mission.
CHAPTER IX RELATIONS BETWEEN FOREIGN MISSIONS AND

NATIONAL AUTHORITIES Art. 36.- Foreign Missions governments visiting the country will be received pursuant to a special ceremony to be agreed at every opportunity, and according to the hierarchical level they represent.
Art. 37. When the Constitutional President of the Republic is invited to attend a public event organized by a Head of Diplomatic Mission, governmental authority or private authority, they must coordinate well in advance with the Director General of Protocol and Orders, or He is failing to an official with diplomatic status of the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders designee, for proper preparation and proper execution.
Art. 38. Agents Diplomats to official business with the Government of the Republic of El Salvador, will do so only through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry will be the link between the different branches of the Public Administration and foreign governments or their diplomatic representatives; without their involvement or participation pacts or negotiations are no commitments or obligation for the Government of the Republic.
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In relations with the Legislature and the Supreme Court may do so through their respective offices Protocol.
Art. 39. When the Constitutional President of the Republic or the Minister of Foreign Affairs wish to talk with a head of diplomatic mission in particular the call will be made through the Director General of Protocol and Orders, who agreed with the diplomat, day and the convenient time for both sides.

Art. 40. The Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Director and Deputy Director General of Protocol and Orders, officially blessed by note, the Heads of Diplomatic Mission on the occasion of its National Day; also, the Constitutional President of the Republic and the Minister of Foreign Affairs blessed expeditiously to the Heads of State and Ministers of Foreign Affairs, for the same event.
Art. 41. On the anniversary of the National Day of each of the countries with which El Salvador has diplomatic relations, the flag of the nation that celebration will be hoisted together with the national flag, in the Chancellery. CHAPTER X

Art equivalences. 42. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the following equivalences corresponds with national or foreign diplomatic categories:
Foreign Minister Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Director General
Protocol and Orders Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Deputy director General of Protocol and Orders Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

General and Advisors Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary Minister of Foreign Affairs Directors

Directors of the Directorate General Deputy Chief of Protocol and Orders
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary

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Each of the indicated equivalents shall be construed so as long as the Escalafón diplomatic official who holds the position in the preceding paragraph with a higher category is not registered.
Art. 43.- equivalences corresponding diplomatic, domestic and foreign categories, regarding the Army and Navy, are:
Diplomatic Military Grade Military Grade Category Grade National Foreign Military Naval
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary General Vice-Admiral Cap.General division
Tte.General General Aviation Marshal Admiral
Plenipotentiary Minister Brigadier General Rear Admiral Brigadier General Air

Charge d'Affaires Colonel Colonel Captain Navio
Deputy Chief Commander Tte.Coronel Tte.Coronel
Senior Advisor Mayor
1st Lt. Cmdr. Secretary Lieutenant Captain Captain
2do. Secretary Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant
3rd. Secretary Sub-Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant
Military Attache Naval Air or category that corresponds to their military or naval grade.
CHAPTER XI OF DIPLOMATIC
PRECEDENCE Art. 44. The date and time of presentation of credentials determine the precedence of each diplomatic status.
Art. 45. The Government of the Republic recognizes as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps to the Apostolic Nuncio, and in his absence resident Ambassador accredited more senior than a Salvadoran national.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 46. ​​The Cardinal, the Papal Legate, the Apostolic Nuncio, if they be invested in the character of Ambassadors on Special Mission, shall have precedence over all Heads of Special Missions and residents, as applicable.
Art. 47.- The diplomatic corps occupy special place in solemn ceremonies and national holidays to attend, and their placement will be in order of rank and age, except in cases where special circumstances do not permit. Directors, Secretaries and Aggregates follow the order of their Heads of Mission.
Art. 48. Where there are special missions appointed to attend solemn ceremonies of the nation or international events that are based in the country, such missions have precedence over the Diplomatic Corps.
Art. 49.- In all official public events to concur the diplomatic corps will be given a special place designated by the Director General of Protocol and Orders, or official diplomatic status Protocol designee.

Art. 50. To the Ministers of Foreign Affairs official visiting the country or particularly, they always recognize the precedence of the members of the Diplomatic Corps resident and any other Posted on Special Mission, which is not a country Vice President of a Organo particular State or Real Representative. If there are several Foreign Ministers on Special Mission, precedence shall be determined by the date of presentation of credentials, such document required to be represented in the act; if not demanded, precedence among them is set by the alphabetical order of the names in Castilian of their respective nations.
Art. 51.- A banquets or receptions given by the Head of State to the diplomatic corps will attend only the Heads of Mission accredited in the country, except for special cases where the Constitutional President of the Republic provides otherwise.
Art. 52.- A banquets or receptions offered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Diplomatic Corps attended the Heads of Mission, but the invitation may be extended to the diplomatic mission staff if it deems appropriate.
Art. 53. In all official ceremonies and banquets will always keep the precedence that determines this Chapter.
Art. 54. The Constitutional President of the Republic or the Minister of Foreign Affairs invited the Diplomatic Corps to Events and official banquets with no less than eight days in advance, except for reasons of force majeure.
The answer must be given within twenty-four hours of receiving the invitation to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 55. At banquets and official events, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps followed precedence corresponds to that of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who, by their category takes precedence over foreign Heads of Mission. These in turn, they are placed according to their rightful precedence, alternating with the other invited officials of comparable rank.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 56. If you attend a banquet or official event the Presidents of the Legislative and Judicial Organs and Vice President, said officials occupy key positions after the Constitutional President of the Republic and before the Minister of Foreign Affairs. If the latter man giveth the banquet itself or on behalf of the Government, will preside over the table, occupying positions immediately after honor the Presidents of the other two branches of government and the Vice President. If only asistiere the Vice President, this will be located in front or right of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, but the order of precedence start on the right of the latter. Since none of the Presidents of the organs of the State or the Vice President, the place of honor will be established front or right of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Art. 57. At banquets and ceremonies offered by the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, the Foreign Minister will take the place of honor, not to attend the Constitutional President of the Republic.
Art. 58. If attending ceremonies or official celebrations the Archbishop of San Salvador or other high dignitaries of the Church and others in high regard, the Director General of Protocol and Orders, mark a special place them according to the decorum and dignity appropriate.
Art. 59. Representatives of International Organizations and the Consular Corps will occupy the site to bring them to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 60. The Director General, Deputy Director General, Directors and Additions to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders occupy in all official ceremonies and parties places allocated to them in order of national precedence stated in Article 62 of this law, except when they are developing his public functions, in which case the director General of Protocol and Orders will be located behind the right place for the Constitutional President of the Republic and other officials on the ground that the director General of Protocol Orders and indicates them.
Art. 61. Only may remain behind a table or line of honor when the Constitutional President of the Republic be presiding over an act, the Director General of Protocol and Orders or its successor, the Chief of the Presidential or its successor, and the Private Secretary to the President of the Republic.
CHAPTER XII NATIONAL ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

Art. 62.- For senior civilian and military national officials, govern the following order of precedence in ceremonies and official events:
Constitutional President of the Republic President of the Legislative Assembly President of the Supreme Court Vice President Managers and Deputies Republic Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador to the Central American Parliament Designates to the Presidency of the Republic Judges of the Supreme Court of Justice President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic
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Electoral Tribunal Chief Prosecutor General of the Republic General Attorney of the Republic Attorney for the Defense of Human Rights President of the National Council of the Judiciary Supreme Court Justices Electoral Judges of the Court of Accounts of the Members Republic the National Council of the Judiciary Mayor of San Salvador Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State Secretaries of the Presidency of the Ex-Presidents Republic of the three branches of government President of the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador Departmental Political Governor of San Salvador Head of State Joint Staff of the Armed Forces director General of the Civil National Police director General of Protocol and Orders Presidents of Autonomous Institutions official Ambassadors of the Salvadoran Foreign Service
the director General of Protocol and Orders, according to the nature of the official act may expand the national list of precedence, keeping the related prior order.
Art. 63. In the case of official ceremonies with an international character based in the country or when official mission is verified by the Government of the Republic to other States and International Organizations Headquarters, Minister of Foreign Affairs shall take precedence over all Ministers of the Cabinet, and its location will be immediately after the Board Appointees.
Art. 64. The Secretaries of State to be created after the effective date of this law, will occupy the last precedence of existing secretariats, and will be placed in order according to the date of its creation.
Art. 65. When the Deputy Minister of State is responsible for the respective office, always take precedence rightful as indicated in this Act, except the Deputy Foreign Minister will occupy in continenti, the precedence of the holder of the portfolio when the latter, for whatever reason can not attend a ceremony.
Art. 66. In the case of official acts undertaken outside the capital city of the order of precedence is set as follows: Members of the Department have precedence over the rest of Deputies and the Mayor of the Municipality and the Governor of the Department respective, replaced in the order to the Mayor and Governor of San Salvador. Regarding the rest, it will be the provisions of Art. 62 of this law.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX CHAPTER XIII THE USE OF THE SALON AIRPORT OFFICIAL
Art. 67. The administration of the Official Hall of El Salvador International Airport will be under the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and only he can make use of the following officials:

Constitutional President of the Republic Heads of State or President of the Legislative Assembly Foreign Government and President of the Supreme Court and its foreign counterpart Vice President and his foreign counterpart Deputies of the Legislative Assembly and its foreign counterpart counterparts foreign Deputies Salvadoran Central American Parliament and their foreign counterparts Designates to the Presidency of the Magistrates Republic of the Supreme Court and their foreign counterparts Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State and their foreign counterparts President and Judges of the Court of Accounts of the Republic President and magistrates of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal Members of the National Council of the Judiciary Mayor of San Salvador Attorney General of the Attorney General Republic of the Attorney Republic for the Defense of Human Rights Ex-Presidents of the three branches of Secretaries State of the Presidency of the Republic Director and Deputy Director General of Protocol and Orders Chief and Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces Chief of Presidential Director General of the National Civil Police Academy Director of Public Safety Director of the Agency Intelligence State President and Members of the Board of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission -CEPA- Presidents of Autonomous Official Institutions ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the country, upon request made in writing to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders and subsequent authorization granted by it. Spouses and children of officials mentioned above as well as their relatives within the first degree of consanguinity and second of affinity, as long as they do accompany the official rightholder. Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for service requirements, and prior authorization from the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders. OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE PROTOCOL legislative and judicial bodies. (1)
THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE PRESIDENT AND JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT, THE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF ACCOUNTS OF THE REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF
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Central American Parliament, Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State, SECRETARIES OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC, THE GENERAL PROSECUTOR OF THE REPUBLIC, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, MAY ALSO ENTER THE WAITING ROOM INSIDE PASSENGERS that airport, where required by the aforementioned OFFICIALS. (1) (2) (3)
THIRD PARAGRAPH REPEALED (2) (3)
A foreign diplomatic officials and distinguished personalities may grant them facilities consisting expedite its passage through the immigration and customs requirements, but without use of the official salon.
Art. 68.- Unless the persons referred to in the preceding article, the use of the official salon is prohibited by any person or institution that is not authorized to do so by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Art. 69. Persons responsible official salon are obliged to allow entry to the same officials and other persons authorized to do so, and provide treatment and courtesies according to their special status and high rank.
Art. 70. The personal safety of staff using the Official Hall Airport should stay out of it as the official make use of the room in question, except in exceptional cases defined by the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
Chapter XIV TRANSMISSION OF CONTROL OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Art. 71. In due time before the date set for the transfer of power of the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will participate in writing the foreign governments with whom El Salvador maintains diplomatic relations so that if they will have it to well appointed Special Missions to participate in the corresponding ceremonies.
Art. 72.- For the transfer of power of the Presidency of the Republic, the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance and carefully prepare a ceremonial Exception, for all of which request the respective authorities the necessary resources and indispensable for the proper conduct of official events programming.

Art. 73. As soon as possible after the Takeover, the Constitutional President of the Republic and your spouse will know the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, through the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, and day time they will host the heads of mission and their spouses.
For the special day a Special Ceremonial and Protocol Director General Orders will be followed and style presentations.
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It is a prudential judgment of the Constitutional President of the Republic received the greetings of the diplomatic corps with spouses where one is single.
Will attend the ceremony the Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Director and Deputy Director General of Protocol and Orders, the Presidential Chief of Staff and Directors and Additions to the Protocol is designated, and their respective spouses.
XV CHAPTER OF THE TAKEOVER OF MINISTER AND FOREIGN Vice Ministers of Foreign

Art. 74. As soon as a new Minister of Foreign Affairs takes possession of his office, he will participate in a note to other foreign ministries with which El Salvador maintains diplomatic relations, as well as heads of diplomatic missions Salvadoreñas, who in turn shall inform the Foreign Service jurisdiction. The diplomatic corps accredited in the country will be made known to the appointment by the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 75. The new Foreign Minister will set the day and time for the diplomatic corps accredited in the country.
The Director General of Protocol and Orders will the respective presentations by the usual order of precedence.
Art. 76.- Directors, Secretaries and Aggregates Nunciature, embassy or legation will be presented to the Minister and Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs by the respective Head of Mission.
The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Foreign Ministers, the Director General of Protocol and Orders, and Protocol officials designated by him, with their spouses.
Art. 77. When a new Deputy Foreign Minister takes possession of his office, the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders shall inform in writing the diplomatic missions accredited in the country, the foreign ministries of the countries with which El Salvador holds its relations diplomatic and Salvadoran Foreign Service. No special presentation ceremony is not estilará.
CHAPTER XVI THE VISIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND PERSONALITIES HIGH
Art. 78. When a Head of State or Government to visit the country officially receive him at the airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will welcome you on behalf of the Constitutional President of the Republic. The Chancellor will be accompanied by Director General of Protocol and Orders who in turn, will assist the competent authority of the airport where visitors make their arrival President, to give the corresponding reception.
In the event that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Director General of Protocol and Orders are unable to meet him, appoint competent officials for this purpose, according to the rank of the visitor.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 79. The Constitutional President of the Republic will receive the visiting president at Casa Presidencial, where a ceremonial run Ad-Hoc according to the type of visit is made. By exception and according to circumstances, the Constitutional President of the Republic will travel to meet the president at the place of arrival.
Art. 80. If it were a state visit of a Head of State or Government, will attend Presidential House members of the Cabinet, the Mayor of San Salvador, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and senior officials who the Constitutional President of the Republic decides to accompany him.
Art. 81. At the end of his official visit in the country, the visiting president will be dismissed in the same way it was received.
Art. 82.- The official to be developed by the foreign head of state will be established in due time by the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders in conjunction with the Head of the respective diplomatic mission program.
Art. 83. When visiting the country a personality that required by his high special treatment, the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, previously coordinated with the Head of Mission of the visiting State, an Ad-Hoc Ceremonial for appropriate reception and care during the course of his visit.
Chapter XVII of dueling And Condolences

Art. 84. When dies the Constitutional President of the Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially communicated the death to foreign countries with which El Salvador has diplomatic relations, and the diplomatic corps accredited in the country. The Dean of the same will contact the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders for all matters relating to the participation of foreign Heads of Mission in the National Mourning and the public nature memorial service for that reason be carried out.
Art. 85. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with other ministries that make up the Executive Branch, you have things necessary for the funeral are timely, whose special ceremonial develop and implement the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders.
Art. 86. If the death was the President of the Legislature, the Judiciary, the Vice President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs or heads of diplomatic mission, the Foreign Ministry as part the diplomatic corps and invited to attend the funeral.
When should die the Presidents of the organs of the State, the Vice President or the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Ministry without delay communicate the death to the Diplomatic and Consular Representations of El Salvador accredited abroad for they in turn made known to the authorities of the country where they are accredited, and immediately proceed to the opening of the respective book of condolences at the diplomatic or consular so that the host country authorities granted the respective condolences.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 87.- When death of a Head of State or Government of a nation that has representation in El Salvador, or when a nation suffers serious public calamity of significance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs accompanied by a Deputy Minister and the Director General of Protocol and Orders will make a visit of condolence to the chief of Mission accredited and residence in the country; and it will be at half mast the National Pavilion at the Presidential House and the Chancellery for as long as the government deems appropriate.
The same day and no later than the receipt of the official notice, the Foreign Ministry sent a note and the fastest possible means, the condolences of the people and Government of El Salvador, to the corresponding Chancellery.
Art. 88. If dies a Head of Mission accredited in El Salvador, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will communicate by the quickest the Representative of El Salvador route in the country to which belonged the extinct and in the absence of that diplomatic representative, send a direct message to the Foreign Ministry of that country. Also communicate the passing to the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps for it to do so with the knowledge of the other Heads of Mission.
In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will coordinate in agreement with the official person was in charge of the respective Mission, through the Director General of Protocol and Orders, all concerning the funeral.
If the deceased hath relatives in the capital, Deputy Foreign Minister and the Director General of Protocol and Orders, we will jointly visit of condolence on behalf of the government.
Art. 89. If the Embassy had been without a representative, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps who will coordinate with the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders for everything concerning the funeral.
Art. 90. When dies a Head of Diplomatic Mission accredited in El Salvador, and the Salvadoran Foreign Service in Active or Career Service, the Director General of Protocol and Orders will participate to the Minister of National Defence on the day, time and place where it will depart the funeral procession, with the aim that serve to dictate the necessary orders to surrender the deceased, the military honors due him under the table of equivalence of the Ceremonial present.
Another kind of honors for qualified reasons was decreed.
Art. 91. At the funeral of Chief of Mission accredited in the country officially attended by Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State and the Director General of Protocol and Orders.

Art. 92. Burning Chapel is established in the Hall of Honor of the Chancellery, solely when should die persons who have held positions of Constitutional President of the Republic, President of the Legislature, the Judiciary President, Vice President, Minister and Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, director General of Protocol and Orders, heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the country, and heads of diplomatic missions Salvadoreñas Active Duty.
The Diplomatic and Consular Representations of El Salvador abroad should place the national flag at half-mast every time decreed national mourning.
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Art. 93.- Officials and experts from international organizations exercising their functions in the country, shall enjoy the privileges and immunities General Conventions which El Salvador is a party recognize them, and that bilateral agreements or by provision of law to them applicable. CHAPTER XIX

Consuls Art. 94. Consuls not enjoy diplomatic status. They will be recognized by the exequatur and maintained with public authorities, the relations that the country's laws, consular conventions and the customs of international law established for these officials.
Section XX of the immunities and privileges
Art. 95.- diplomatic missions and diplomatic agents in the national territory shall enjoy the immunities and privileges recognized in international law, existing agreements and Salvadoran secondary laws.
The diplomatic nature is incompatible with the exercise of internal political activities in the Republic.
Art. 96.- The person of a diplomatic agent is inviolable. It can not be subject to any form of arrest or detention. The authorities of the Republic will keep all due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on his person, freedom or dignity.
Art. 97. When in any judicial or administrative practice statement, testimony, presence, report or any other proceedings of any member of the diplomatic corps resident alien in the country, the trial judge or the competent authority if any required, will officiate I urge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who in turn will lead to the Agent diplomatic note, to declare that serve a sworn certification. If you refuse the diplomatic, you will not be required to render a statement.
Art. 98.- exempt from registration is personal baggage of diplomatic agents and their dependents, provided they are not nationals of El Salvador.
Art. 99. Under the principle of strict reciprocity, as such Mission, Heads of Mission and other officials with diplomatic status who complete the Mission shall enjoy exemption from customs duties for the purposes of personal use and consumption; also they will enjoy free importation of goods which, in reasonable opinion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders, is deemed appropriate and necessary to hospitalize the country to facilitate their demarche, quotas and limits for it as prescribed by special legal provisions on the subject.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX Art. 100.- If necessary, the Heads of Mission franchise requested by note through the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders. Such communication shall be accompanied by the respective legal documents in duplicate, specifying the port of entry, the name of the recipient who come consigned goods, the number of packages that must be released, the detailed breakdown of their content, invoices commercial, bill of lading, air waybill or consignment note. Also, the name, title and signature of the head of the respective diplomatic mission should be included.
The Directorate General of Protocol and Orders move to turn this franchise application to the Directorate General of Customs Revenue for authorization. To meet the request in order, this office must grant the franchise without delay.

Art. 101. In the case where the embassies or international organizations import them goods that do not have commercial value or entering in grants to the country, which according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or international treaties in force to penetrate by customs exemption, it should always observe the same procedure established by the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders and the Directorate General of customs Revenue, attaching in all cases the documentation required.
Art. 102.- The import franchise liquor, food, and corresponding to internment car and its legal circulation and sale in the country, is subject to the legal provisions concerning the matter that the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders will the knowledge of the embassies through instructions or circulars.
Art. 103.- All property mentioned in the preceding Article may be imported in quantities appropriate to the needs of the mission or of each of its members dues, which shall be duly verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretariat also State shall regulate in coordination with the respective government offices, the use and scope of diplomatic franchise.
Art. 104.- not be subject to the exemptions referred to in the foregoing Articles or the entry of goods whose trade is restricted by international or the laws of El Salvador Agreements authorized.
Art. 105. For legal circulation entered by the foreign diplomatic service vehicles will be provided at no cost to the Mission and the Diplomatic Agent respectively, of a set of special plates to identify their special status.
In duly justified and documented cases, it may extend additional special plates to the mission, or the diplomatic agent who requests them.
Art. 106. For the Government of El Salvador, the special plates and diplomatic vehicles are for the exclusive use of the Mission and the Diplomatic Agent. Its misuse by another person other than the beneficiary of the grant, because immediately the tax obligation to fully pay the value of the tariffs set for the import of vehicles, distraction privileged use, and the corresponding legal sanctions for outsider he had in his possession. They are excluded motorists duly accredited by the working relationship with the Representation
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diplomatic or consular, and holders of an identity card issued by the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Art. 107.- accredited diplomatic missions and their officials should hold the hiring of administrative staff and domestic service constituted by Salvadoran nationals and foreign residents, the Salvadoran legal provisions on labor and social security.
Art. 108. For the acquisition of franchises and privileges they are entitled to international organizations accredited in the country legally, will be subject to terms in this chapter.

TREATMENTS CHAPTER XXI Art. 109.- Diplomatic Agents accredited to the Government of El Salvador, addressing Salvadoran officials will give them the following treatment:
To the Presidents of the Organs of State, Vice President and Ministers of State, of Excellence.
Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, corresponding to them according to the equivalence specified in Article 43 of the Ceremonial present.
Ambassadors, envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary, the Excellence.
To Ministers Directors, Directors, Secretaries and Aggregates, the Lordship.
The names of Honorable Excellency and are equivalent to the above, in that order.
Be absolute rigor this treatment in official correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions.

GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER XXII Art. 110. The Legislative Assembly and the Supreme Court may request cooperation to the Directorate General of Protocol and Orders for formal sessions and official acts that they respectively perform.

Art. 111. Legislative Decrees No. Derogate. 181, dated August 31, 1984, published in the Official Journal No.. 165, Volume 284, dated September 5 of that year, which contains the Law of Precedence Ceremonies Official Character and Number. 677 dated June 11, 1987, published in the Official Journal No.. 112, Volume 295, dated 18 the same year, which contains provisions on the use of the Official Hall of El Salvador International Airport.
Art. 112.- This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.
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LEGISLATIVE INDEX GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, a day of October in 1998. PRESIDENT MARTINEZ JUAN DUCH

GERSON CIRO MARTINEZ CRUZ PEÑA ZEPEDA FIRST VICE PRESIDENT SECOND VICE
RONAL UMAÑA FIDELIA NORMA GUEVARA OF FOURTH VICE VICE Ramirios THIRD
JULIO RAFAEL JOSE ANTONIO QUINTANILLA GAMERO MACHUCA FIRST SECRETARY SECOND SECRETARY Zelaya
GERARDO ANTONIO ALFONSO ARISTIDES ALVARENGA Suvillaga FOURTH THIRD SECRETARY SECRETARY
VIOLET ELVIA MENJIVAR JORGE ALBERTO MUÑOZ VILLACORTA QUINTA SECRETARY SECRETARY
SIXTH PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, on the ninth day of October in 1998.
Published, ARMANDO CALDERON SOL President of the Republic.
Ramon Ernesto Gonzales Giner, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
DO N / Tomo 202 N / 341 Date: 29 October 1998
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(1) DL No. 679, 16 AUGUST 1999; OJ No. 195, T. 345, 21 OCTOBER 1999
(2) DL No. 139, NOVEMBER 9, 2006; OJ No. 222, T. 373, 28 NOVEMBER 2006
(3) DL No. 168, 7 December 2006; OJ No. 23, T. 374, FEBRUARY 5, 2007
NOTE: This reform abolished FINAL PART OF THE ART FIRST PARAGRAPH. 67, after the words "AND JUDICIAL". ALSO I added a clause SECOND TO THIS ARTICLE.
MHSC.
LM / NGLC 21/03/07

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