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What are the Government Fees for a Temporary Residency Visa?

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Now that you have considered starting a new chapter of your life in Ecuador, here is what you need to know:

What are the Government Fees for a Temporary Residency Visa?

Congratulations! You have decided to become a temporary resident of our beautiful country. You will not regret it. There are different types of temporary residency visas, you need to analyze your options carefully and make the best decision for your situation. However, no matter what you choose- it costs the same.

The temporary residency visa divides in three parts, these amounts are based on the official table of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

1. Application: $50-This is the first visit to the Ministry when you will submit all the requisites for them to review and hopefully approve. Payment unfortunately does not guarantee that your file will be approved.

2. Visa: $400- You will get a notification of approval giving you a date to go pick up your visa to the Ministry. You will pay this when picking up your visa.

3. Cedula Order: $10-Once your visa is given to you, the final step to be completed at the Ministry is getting the cedula order. A cedula is an Ecuadorian ID. This document will expire at the same time as your visa. This document includes your personal information, your parents’ information and your education level.

If you are over 65 years old, you will be able to get a senior citizen 50% discount. This means, the prices for you will be the following:

1. Application: $25

2. Visa: $200

3. Cedula Order: $5

Of note, after 21 months of being a temporary resident, a permanent residency visa is the most intelligent option, if you are planning to be here permanently.

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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