January 31, 2020

The simple answer is YES, a created United States trust certainly  can own REAL ESTATE in Ecuador.  When it refers to Real Estate Planning there are specific circumstances that must be considered, such as Ecuador's inheritance laws and its taxes; which are inflexible a...

January 31, 2020

The SENESCYT (National Secretary Of Superior Education, Science, Technology and Innovation) is the institution in charge of reviewing International obtained Diplomas from Foreign Universities and approving or rejecting them for use in Ecuador. 

The process of registrati...

January 21, 2020

Underage children in Ecuador, whether they are Ecuadorian or residents will need a notarized authorization if traveling with just one parent, no parent or any other person. Whichever parent stays in the country is the one giving the authorization for the minor; if the...

January 14, 2020

On December 24, 2019, was published the Registro Oficial number 107, which contains  the "Ley Orgánica Reformatoria al Código Orgánico Integral Penal" (the Organic amending the Organic Criminal Code Act). Cannabis, was excluded from the list of narcotic and psychoactiv...

January 8, 2020

Property Taxes

As in any country in the world, Ecuador is no exception to pay annual property taxes, it is common that Ecuador's local governments (Municipios) give a discount to those who pay their taxes at the beginning of the year, normally this discount is 10 % in J...

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