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...

October 10, 2019


In Ecuador, the article 15 of the Code of Medical Ethics in Ecuador states: “The Doctor / Practitioner will not make any surgical intervention without previous authorization from the patient, if the patient cannot authorize it by itself,...

September 24, 2019

Renting is always recommended, especially if you are new in Ecuador, it is advisable to explore your options with flexibility between the different cities in Ecuador, some options are Cuenca, Quito, Manta, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Cotacachi. The highlands can be your place...

September 21, 2019

In the US, there is a very large and regulated real estate market. It isn’t hard to understand the purchase process, find the exact value of a home or getting insurance for your deed.

Real estate agents will answer your call almost 24/7. 

The market is there for you and...

September 20, 2019


According to the 26th article of the Ecuadorian PRODUCTIVE PROMOTION ACT, the following activities will be subjected to it, as long as they are made outside Quito and Guayaquil:

Production Investment.- Understood as a productive investment, regardless of the types of...

January 16, 2018

Investor Visas 2018 (Minimum investment amounts)

In the new year, the unified basic salary of the Ecuadorian worker was updated, and for this year 2018 the unified basic salary is fixed at $386.00, which has generated some modifications in the investment amounts to appl...

January 11, 2018

Beginning February 6, 2018, migration control authorities will begin to require health insurance in order to enter Ecuador. Although there is no specific fine for not having health insurance, what is certain is that if the foreigner does not justify that they have heal...

May 13, 2017

Common law in Ecuador

In the last week we have received hundreds of questions at our info@ecuaassist.com account, regarding the new changes for health insurance in Ecuador, enrolling in IESS, and premium rates and duties. It was brought to our attention that there are m...

Health Insurance for expats Ecuador, what you should know about public health insurance being a resident in Ecuador

June 12, 2016

Following the April 16th earthquake, basic services in Bahia may not make sense for many condo owners as many have been slated as inhabitable for at least the next year. In the meantime, without taking action, clients will continue to be charged for the service to some...

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