How to obtain a drivers License in Ecuador

This is an old post in our blog, but still accurate for 2017, for those trying to get a Driver’s License in Ecuador

There are two options, and below is the detailed explanaiton for both, also you can download the current questions for the test and take the test with our software.




Bringing a certificate proving that you already having a driver’s license in your country of origin. This document must be duly apostilled for it to be valid in the exchange process. The advantage of this process is that the person does not have to do the driving test; further down, I will explain how it is related to the second option of the process, which is to obtain a license in Ecuador. The requisites are the following:


  • 18 years old or older

  • Knowing how to write and read in Spanish

  • Original and copy of cedula (Ecuadorian citizenship card)

  • Original and copies of Passport and visa

  • Original and copy of foreign license

  • Certificate of having a valid license duly apostilled.

  • Two current color Passport size photos.

  • Original of the blood type certificate from institutes approved by the Health Ministry of Ecuador (You can find all the Ecuadorian Red Cross contacts in Ecuador at the following address:!/catid=1)

  • Pass the psycho-sensometric test

  • Pass the theoretical exam in Spanish:

  • take the 20 questions exam: go to the ANT website at and download the “banco de preguntas” to study for the test ( and to make an appointment;

  • there is also an online 20 question test simulator that you can use to practice for the exam;

  • the questions are in Spanish but EcuaAssist can provide you with a list of the test questions in English:!driving-test/c1q77.

  • License exchange Form (available at

  • Payment of the exchange fee 135USD