The requirements to obtain a visa to live as a resident of Ecuador in Cuenca Visas we do relatively simple, and the process can be done by anyone if you’ve got a bit of attention to detail.
Cuenca Visa can do all the paperwork for you for a fee. Cuenca Visas also offers services such as Apostille Documents, Document Legalization, Power Attorney, Translations, etc. but you could save money if you bring to keep all these documents from your country. But remember, you’re still going to have to dig up any required information. In general, keep the following requirements in mind:
- All documents submitted for this process must be originals or certified (notarized) copies.
- Documents provided by the applicant must be obtained only from the responsible U.S. authorities, and authenticated by the Ecuadorian Consul.
- Documents must be legally translated into Spanish if not already in Spanish.
- If you’re changing visa status while in Ecuador (for example, going from a tourist visa to a resident visa) the application and associated documents must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the visa that you currently have.
- You must register your home address with immigration authorities, and report any change of address while living in Ecuador.
All applications for resident visas require the following to be submitted:
A visa petition addressed to the Director General of Extranjería, signed by the applicant and an attorney
- A completed form ” Solicitud de visa de inmigrante” for the appropriate visa type
- Two notarized copies of an up-to-date passport, with the notary attesting to the fact that its status is legally current
- A completed form ” hoja de datos para la cédula” (a data sheet, subsequently used for your identity card)
- Two current passport size photos, in color with white backdrop
- Visa fee government of $350.
- About the fee: These fees are current as of April 2010.