VICE MINISTRY OF HUMAN MOBILITY
VICE MINISTRY OF HUMAN MOBILITY   Foreigners who currently have a visa in process, be it temporary or a permanent residency visa, must comply with providing proof of public or private health insurance with full coverage at the time of visa issuance in the following cases: Visa renewal Visa transfer Policy renewal Current visa certification […]
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Special Exit Requirements for Minors
Ecuador has implemented specific procedures to prevent international child abduction. Under Ecuadorian law, children under the age of 18 who are citizens or residents of Ecuador and who are traveling alone, with one parent, or with a third party, must present the following requirements: a. Valid passport and identification document (cedula). b. Valid visa (if […]
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Good News!!
Recently the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that, the 30-day rule has been eliminated. The 30-day rule established that, in order to apply for any type of visa, there must be at least 30 days remaining on one’s tourist visa (T3). They decided to change this because it was having a negative effect on applicants. […]
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Visa News
Our attorney has received this new information from the Ministry. It is unofficial now, but apparently, it will be made official with a press release some time next week. The following changes are effective immediately. Change #1: As of April 14, no new visa applications will be accepted in Ecuador if the passport holder does […]
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Ecuador’s T-3 Visa demystified
Getting your visa in Ecuador can be one of the most confusing and stressful parts of your new life. Here is some good news: while the process of obtaining your proper visa can be frustrating, and full of more drama than a soap opera, it doesn’t need to be that way. Help is available in […]
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Why Was My Visa Rejected?
Why Was My Visa Rejected? It is not uncommon to have your Visa application rejected. No one likes rejection, especially when it’s handed down from the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana in Ecuador. Often it is caused by a simple typo or spelling mistake. So it is imperative that you check your documents […]
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Are You Legally Married in Ecuador?
Did you know that if you were married overseas and become permanent residents of Ecuador, your marriage license may not be recognized as legal in Ecuador? All Ecuadorian citizens AND residents are required by law to register their marriage at the Ecuadorian Civil Registry.  This may be information that is not widely known, especially among […]
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HOW TO GET A RESIDENT VISA
  Houston native Janet Loman talks about her recent experience on how to get a resident visa stress free before they left the United States. Janet and Ed chose visa expert Maite Duran and Gringo Visas to take the stress out of visa acquisition and their move to Cuenca, Ecuador. Loman states “The beauty of […]
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NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR VISAS TO ECUADOR
New requirements for visas to Ecuador announced by The Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana. The important change to document requirements affects people wanting to obtain working visas or permanent residency to Ecuador. This change affects all offices of immigration regarding criminal background checks. Previously, police criminal background checks were required for the previous […]
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ECUADOR NO. 1 FOR EXPAT DESTINATION AND VISAS
A recent survey by the German company InterNations.org ranked Ecuador No. 1 in the world for Expat destinations. The survey The Best and Worst Expat Destinations 2014 was conducted worldwide with 14,000 respondents offering insights into expat life and satisfaction living abroad. The final report includes overall ranking of 61 countries, with Ecuador emerging as “The Overall […]
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