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Do I Need a Criminal Background Check from My Country of Origin to Apply for a Permanent Residency V

Here at EcuaAssist, we get a lot of questions! And we want to make sure you have those answers in an easy to access place. We will be starting a FAQ series. The purpose of this series is to simplify and present the most important information of immigration law for those who do not speak Spanish or those that find the immigration system difficult to navigate.

Despite many attempts by the government to make the immigration system efficient and user friendly, it has not quite met that goal. By providing our readers with clear and concise information, we hope that all foreigners are able to understand the most up to date immigration rules. Bureaucracy can turn the dream of living in Ecuador into a nightmare the moment people apply for a visa. At EcuaAssist, we strongly believe that the bureaucracy of immigration should not impede or deter anyone from the dream that is living in this beautiful country. Although public policies across countries are becoming more restrictive daily, we believe that every person is a universal citizen and should be able to choose where they would like to live.

Do I Need a Criminal Background Check from My Country of Origin to Apply for a Permanent Residency Visa?

You do not. Fortunately, the process of applying for a permanent residency visa is easier than the headache you may remember with the temporary visa. The requisites to become a temporary resident required that you have a criminal background check from your country. However, recall that throughout your temporary residency, you complied with two big rules:

· You have been in Ecuador at least 21 months as a temporary resident

· You have not left the country for more than 90 days per year.

This means that your background check will come from Ecuador, as you’ve been living here! Luckily, this is free online. They already have your previous background check from when you were living in the states. This will supplement it to have a full picture of your criminal history over the past few years.

The EcuaAssist Team

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is factual and up to date for the date in which it was published. In the case that it is read following the date of publication, we recommend that readers contact us for an updated version of immigration policy in ecuador.

Furthermore, this article does not constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. We hope to provide foreigners with clear and concise information regarding the migratory process so that they may live in this paradise known as Ecuador.

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