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Legal Regulations

This post, with updated legal requirements for Ecuadorian visas for permanent residency, has been contributed by Grace Velastegui, Attorney at Law. Along with her husband Nelson, Grace runs Idrovo & Velastegui – a Cuenca Law Office. Update (January 12, 2015): There is a new requirement for criminal background checks. New Visa Requirements for Foreigners in [...]

Can I bring my pet to Ecuador? Its a great question. The information online is kind of spotty. We have two sources for the content in this post. A fellow Canadian Expat (living in Cuenca) who has moved her pets to-and-from-and-to Ecuador. Obviously, she knows whats needed. A relocation law firm here in Cuenca, Ecuador: [...]

Remember: Visa requirements can and do change frequently. Please check with your local consulate or an immigration lawyer here in Ecuador before finalizing your trip/move to Ecuador. Entry Requirements and Visa Options Ecuadorian visas aren’t required for up to a 90 day stay, for citizens of United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, [...]

Ecuador uses the US dollar as its official currency. In this post, you’ll learn about Ecuador currency including pesos, francos, Sacagawea coins, and the dollarization in 2000. Plus, we cover how to handle your money in Ecuador, how to avoid counterfeit bills, tipping and ATMs. 29 Facts about Ecuador Currency Facts Named for its geographical [...]

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