Starting January 1st of 2016, to receive a visa (non immigrant or residency visa) you should be aware of new government fees. Below is a table with the new fees, note that even if you applied for your visa in 2015, you will have to pay the new fee if you are going to receive it in 2016. For further information please visit the official ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website http://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/# You can also email us for more information at info@ecuaassist.
The time of the year is coming when you have to pay the decimo tercero, or Christmas Bonus. But how much you have to pay, to whom you have to pay it and when you have to pay it? First, it is important to note that all those who are employed under the Ecuadorian labor law have the right to receive the Christmas Bonus. If someone is providing you services under a civil relationship you should not have to pay this bonus. It is very important that you have this relationship clear