Ecuador Visa Information
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Either a tourist or student visa may be required, depending on both the nature and duration of the study program, as well as nationality.
a) Most nationals are exempt from tourist visa requirements, for periods up to 90 days in length
b) Nationals of the following countries always require a visa to enter Ecuador (list may change without notice): Algeria, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine Authority, Panama, People’s Republic of China, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia and Vietnam
Passports must be carried at all times.
Those with visas must register with the Ministry of Government and the Director General of Migration in Ecuador within 30 days of their entry.
Valid passport for more than 6 months
Return ticket (for air, land or sea travel)
Proof of economic means to support yourself during your stay in Ecuador (may be requested by Immigration authorities)
If a visa application is necessary, the following are also required:
Police certificate from country/state of residence
Additional documents may be required for:
A certificate of the course registration in Ecuador and a certificate of financial solvency (e.g. a bank deposit with a letter stating the intention of the bank to pay the student 10% of that amount a month) or a document signed by a relative stating that the student is supported by a family member.
Cultural Exchange visa:
An application from the Ecuadorian authority sponsoring the student/teacher with a copy of the Agreement under which the programme is carried out and, for teachers, a signed document stating that they will not receive any Ecuadorian funds for their work.
A letter from applicant’s firm and sponsoring company or a bank statement.
Student: US$50 (free of charge to nationals from the USA, Germany, Spain, Colombia and Paraguay).
Cultural Exchange: Free of charge.
How long is the visa valid for?
Tourist, Transit and Business visas are valid up to a maximum of 6 months;
Student visas are valid for up to 1 year (renewable);
Cultural Exchange visas are valid for up to 1 year.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Ecuadorian embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Ecuador.
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– Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integracion, Equador – www.mmrree.gov.ec
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