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ECUADOR VISA INFORMATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
There are two general categories of visas: Resident (immigrant) and Non-resident. Within each category, there are several other types of specific visas as described below:
U.S. citizens and most citizens (except French) do not require a visa to enter Ecuador for up to 90 days. This tourist visa is known as the 12-X. If you're planning to stay more than 90 days, immigrating or working, you will need other types of visas as detailed below.
Visas up to 90 days (Transeunte / Visitor, Visa 12-X)
Ecuador welcomes tourists and travelers from every country. United States citizens traveling to Ecuador for tourism, business, studies do not require a visa unless they expect to stay in Ecuador for more than 90 days in one calendar year (that is, 90 days adding every entry in one year). The only travel requirements are:
passport for more than 6 months.
If applying in the U.S., American citizens will have to produce their valid U.S. visa or residence permit and fill out an application form (requirements listed above, plus 2 photographs).
Foreigners traveling in these conditions may not take employment in Ecuador. VISA 12-X status cannot be changed in Ecuador.
Visas for more than 90 days stay
Foreign nationals planning to stay in Ecuador for more than 90 days need to apply for a visa and must present the following documents:
passport for more than 6 months.
Certificate of course registration in an educational institution in Ecuador.
Up to one year; renewable.
showing he/she is required to stay in Ecuador for work related purposes
and that his/her stay will be supported by the company/agency.
Clergy, volunteer workers and other members of religious organizations
of the religious organization where the applicant will work in Ecuador,
explaining why a foreign person is required and a brief description of
the tasks she/he will be assigned in Ecuador.
Cultural Exchange Visas
Teachers appointed to, or students participating in, exchange programs require:
from the Ecuadorian authority sponsoring the student/teachers visit.
Tourism, Business and other activities for more than 90 days and Up to 180 Days
Foreigners who need to stay in Ecuador for over 90 days, for activities such as tourism, sports, studies, science and research, art, or business, will require:
of financial solvency to the satisfaction of the Consular Officer (either
a bank letter stating the applicant’s monthly balance or a personal
guaranty of an Ecuadorian citizen or a foreigner residing in Ecuador in
a duly notarized document or a certificate stating the applicant’s
income or any other document that proves the applicant has enough funds
for his stay in Ecuador).
Resident / Immigrant Visas
Foreign nationals may apply to settle in Ecuador and obtain the residence. Resident visas need to be approved by the Immigration Board in Ecuador, so upon correct presentation of all the documentation the process may take 4-8 weeks.
There are different categories, please inquire at the Consulate.
10-I Retired persons who receive pensions from their native countries (pension from a stable source, at least US$ 8,000 a year).
10-II Real estate and securities investors who are willing to invest in Ecuador the equivalent of at least 350 minimum monthly general salaries (S.M.V.G.), plus 100 SMVG per dependent, or amount specified by Consular Officer (in the US at least US$ 15,000).
10-III Investors in industry who wish to export agricultural products, livestock, or minerals, provided they bring capital the equivalent of at least 600 minimum monthly general salaries to Ecuador, or amount specified by Consular Officer (in the US at least US$ 25,000).
10-IV Companies with foreign local agents who possess unlimited power of attorney to represent the company in Ecuador, provided that 80% of the company's local personnel are Ecuadorian.
10-IV Technicians or technical experts under contract with a company established in Ecuador.
10-V Professionals with university degrees recognized by a national university, who wish to practice their profession in Ecuador. Should the applicant's profession not exist in Ecuador, the degree must be locally certified. The applicant must also fulfill the requirements for such practice (e.g. bar).
10-VI Individuals economically dependent on spouses or on a bloodrelated family member (family)
Important Notice: Please Note that these regulations are changed on a regular basis by the different governments, Southtravels.com can not be liable for any information that could have been changed since we checked it. It is the responsibility of each passenger to check the different conditions of entry to the desired country.
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