VISAS

A visa is a granted authorization to enter and remain in a certain country that is stamped endorsed in the travel document (passport). The visas can be: Permanent (Immigrant) and Temporary (Not Immigrant).
The visas are issued in Ecuador and in the Ecuadorian Consulates Abroad.

TYPES OF VISAS :

NOT IMMIGRANT VISA: Allows the entry and permanence in Ecuador temporarily, according to the following cases:

Student Visa (12V):
Is granted when a person enters Ecuador with the purpose of starting, continuing or excel his/her formal instruction in official or particular institutions with government recognition. The family of the student within the second degree of blood relationship and first of affinity may also apply for a visa.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

Work Visa (12 VI):
This visa allows the temporary entry of foreign citizens to provide professional services within the area of their profession or specialization. The applicants must first be requested by an enterprise, an institution or a legally established person in Ecuador for industrial training purposes or to provide professional services. The family of the applicant within the second degree of blood relationship and first of affinity may also apply for a visa.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

Missionary, Volunteer OR Religious Visa (12VII):
Permission to enter Ecuador that is granted to missionaries, volunteers or religious people that belong to Religious Orders or Organizations recognized both in the country of origin and in Ecuador. This visa allows them to perform assistance, academic or apostolic duties in Ecuador. The relatives up to the second degree of blood relation and first degree of affinity may also enter the country with a visa.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

Cultural Exchange Visa (12 VIII):
Permission to enter Ecuador that is granted to people that come with the support of International Organizations legally constituted to perform cultural exchange programs and projects. The relatives within the second degree of blood relation and first degree of affinity may also apply for a visa.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

Sport, Health, Study, Science, Art, Trade Actions and Tourism Visa (12IX):
Entry permission to Ecuador granted to temporary visitors with legal purposes such tourism, sport, health, studies, art, science or Trade Actions that do not imply the simultaneous importation of goods. This permission is also granted to the closest relatives of the applicant, up to the second degree of blood relation and first degree of affinity.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

Temporary Visit Visa (12X):
To this type of visa the foreign citizens are allowed to enter Ecuador temporarily with tourism, sport, health, studies, art or science purposes.

Type of Service: SEMI-VIRTUAL. Requirements

MERCOSUR (12 XI)

Requirements

Venezuela Ecuador permanent status (12 XI)

Requirements

Cooperating (12 XI)

Requirements