We posted this updated “Ecuador Visa Report” August 12, 2012.
When Merri and I first came to Ecuador…. nearly two decades ago…staying on was really easy. As thousands of expats have moved to this Andean nation the government has progressively tightened the rules.
This is a natural progression. Other Latin countries have become even more difficult to become resident than Ecuador.
One reader for example just wrote: Gary, We have received your letters for a while and find them very interesting. Thank you. You seem to really love what you do and that shows.
We may be interested in relocating to Ecuador. We have lived in Panama and currently live in Uruguay, which is very lovely, yet the bureaucracy involving residency/passport is hard to take- 2 years and we are still “temporary residents” despite using the “best” law firm in the country for this!
This is why it is important to stay updated on Ecuador visa regulations.
Dr. Andres Cordova speaking to Ecuador Living subscribers.
Ecuador attorney just wrote: Dear Gary: I got several emails from the original Ecuador Visa Report made available to your Ecuador Living Club subscribers. I have freshened the original with some Ecuador pictures and a couple of corrections and have made a new report with FAQs. We get lots of repeat questions. I will issue a second VISA FAQs and update report sometime down the line.
Ecuador migration offices have been flooded with visa requests since some time ago and have also undergone some audits. Changes in procedures have taken place and things are much stricter now so strict compliance and overview of each case is important (it’s always been to us). Processing times have expanded too.
To get this report FREE. Click here. VISA REPORT AUGUST 2012
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