Visa Options in Ecuador
There are two general categories of visas: Temporary visitors and Residents (Temporary and Permanent). Below you will find descriptions of the most common types of visas issued to foreigners in Ecuador.
Temporary Visitors in Ecuador (Tourism)
Temporary Visa (VT) 90-day extension: Upon entering Ecuador, tourists will receive a T-3 admission stamp (tourist visa), valid for 90 days. However, if a foreigner wants to stay more than 90 days within a year. Also on top of this, a Special Tourist Visa can be obtained, which allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 more days. This visa only will be issued once every 5 years. For any temporary visa extension to be approved, the applicant will need to provide documentation stating the motive for extending their stay in Ecuador and proof of financial solvency. You can apply online now due to the CORONAVIRUS regulations have been approved by the Ecuadorian Government. Apply Online here.
Residency Visas in Ecuador
The Temporary Residency Visa (TRV) allows you to be out of the country up to 90 days, and no more than 180 days within 2 years to keep this migratory status without any fines or cancellation from the government. The Temporary Residency Visa is only valid for 2 years and can be renewed just once.
After 21 months of being a temporary resident of Ecuador, a foreigner can apply for a Permanent Residency Visa (PRV). Under the Permanent Residency Visa, you are allowed to stay out of the country for up to 180 days during the first two years, each year. After the second year, you can be out of the country for up to 5 years to keep Permanent Residency Visa status. There are heavy economic fines if a person doesn't follow these rules.
TYPES OF RESIDENCY VISA IN ECUADOR
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