This is the perfect visa for people who would like to have the freedom to travel in and out of Ecuador and still have the benefits of being a resident.
This visa will be valid for two years, with the option to renew, and will not be subject to the rules of maximum periods outside of Ecuador. In other words, the Investment Visa holders will be able to travel in and out of Ecuador as much as they like.
The requirements for this type of visa will be similar to the former “Investor” visa, but the amount to be invested will have to be the equivalent to 100 of the Ecuadorian minimum wage (approximately $40,000) instead of the 70 minimum wage that applied to the former Investor visa. There is an additional fee of $500 for each dependent.
Such an investment can be made through a bank Certificate of Deposit policy of at least 730 days, or by investing in Real Estate or Company Shares in Ecuador.
With this visa, after 21 months you can apply for a permanent resident visa.