our extra services
Once you receive your Temporary Visa, you’ll need to show you have health insurance. You can join the national social security system (IESS), or show proof of private insurance. We can provide you with an established private insurer, or help you join IESS.
Cuenca Visas can work with you to obtain the requirements necessary to become an Ecuadorian Citizen. We also help you prepare for the interview and the test, providing you with the study material in both Spanish and English.
Once you receive your Permanent Visa, you will have 30 days to get the mandatory cedula, which is the Ecuadorian national ID card. We prepare the required documents and take you to the Civil Registration office.
When your passport expires, we can assist you in transferring your visa to your new passport.
Cuenca Visas has a legal staff that includes an immigration specialist and general counsel who can advise you on any legal situation including Real Estate.
Once you have your Temporary Visa, you can open a bank account in Ecuador. We can help with the necessary paperwork to open a checking, savings account or investment CD with an ATM card.
Legal documents need to be apostilled. An apostille is a government certification that makes it legal to use certain documents outside of the country where issued. This applies to public records, marriage and birth certificates, as well as diplomas. We can obtain the necessary apostilles for you through our US office
If you are married or divorced, you need to have your marriage license, and divorce papers (if applicable) officially registered in Ecuador. CuencaVisas can provide this service and translate your documents from English to Spanish.
Tourists and temporary residents are allowed 60 days upon arrival to drive on a US license. After that, you will need to apply for an Ecuadorian driver’s license. We can assist you to obtain the required paperwork, prepare you for the written test in Spanish, and take you for the exam.
We work with professional relocation specialists who have been moving expats to Ecuador for more than a decade. You’ll be in good hands.
IVA Tax refund
Permanent residents 65 and over qualify for a tax refund on certain items purchased in Ecuador. We can enroll you in this problem, which means money back to you.
OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS TO REACH THEIR OBJECTIVES WITH SUCCESS IN ECUADOR. CUENCA VISAS, HAS BEEN SPECIALIZED IN EVERYTHING YOU NEED BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER OBTAINING YOUR RESIDENCE VISA IN ECUADOR.