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RESIDENT VISA OPTIONS

Retirement Visa (Temporary 2 yrs)

$970* includes:

Review and Pre-approval by immigration attorney

Translations from English to Spanish of all documents

Notarization of all translated documents in Ecuador

Government filing fee $450 *$200 discount age 65+

Cedula processing and fees

Assistance to open a bank account

Public or private health insurance sign up

Transportation to government offices in Cuenca

Plus Gringo Visas processing fee $580 for a total of $1,550

Adult dependents $1,450, children under 18 $750

No restrictions on travel

After 21-months can apply for permanent residency

Professional Visa

$970 includes:

Degree Registration

Review and pre-approval by immigration attorney

Translations from English to Spanish of all documents

Notarization of all translated documents in Ecuador

Government fees $450

Cedula processing and fees

Assistance to open a bank account

Public or private health insurance sign up

Transportation to government offices in Cuenca

Plus Gringo Visas processing fee $580 for a total of $1,550

Can leave up to 90 days each year

After 21 months can apply for permanent residency

Investment Visa

$970 includes:

CD or Property investment

Review and pre-approval by immigration attorney

Translations from English to Spanish of all documents

Notarization of all translated documents in Ecuador

Power of Attorney for CD deposit ($40,000 min.)

Register investment with Central Bank of Ecuador

Government fees $450

Cedula processing and fees

Plus Gringo Visas processing fee $580 for a total of $1,550

*For Property Lien Registration add $300

No restrictions on travel. All dependents benefit

After 21-months can apply for permanent residency

WHY YOU NEED A VISA EXPERT

Ecuador is a colorful and exciting destination and consistently voted one of the best places for expats to retire. Since 2010, Maité Durán has helped thousands of clients obtain permanent residency from around the world.

You can become a permanent resident of Ecuador by first obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa that allows you to reside in Ecuador for up to 2 years. After 21 months, you can begin the process for permanent residency.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility has made great strides to simplify the Visa process, but having proven experts at Gringo Visas who know the complexity of Visa acquisitions and the ever-changing requirements can make your transition a lot easier.

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Changes to Immigration Law

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New Investment Visa

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