HOW YOU COULD LOSE YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA
What you should know if you’re a permanent resident of Ecuador…
How you could lose your permanent residence visa.
A change in the law of Human Mobility in Ecuador indicates restrictions for those with permanent residence visas obtained after February 5th, 2021, when the law was enacted.
According to article 42 of the law of Human Mobility in Ecuador, once a permanent resident is issued their visa they may leave the country for up to 180 days per year, in the first two years of their permanent residence. In the event that the visa holder overstays their time outside of the country the Ecuadorian government will impose a fine for 50% of the unified base salary, according to article 103, number 3, in the law of Human Mobility (400 USD is the minimum salary for 2021).
After the first two years a permanent residence visa holder may leave the country for up to two consecutive years. In the event that the visa holder overstays their time outside of the country there is no fine imposed by the government, but the permanent residence visa will automatically be revoked.
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The EcuaAssist Team
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