GringosAbroad Ecuador

Legal Regulations

If you are planning on moving to Ecuador you know it can get pretty complicated. Packing is always one of the last minute things that doesn’t get much thought – until the few days before you leave. At least that’s how it was with us – and is one of those things we wish we [...]

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’s Currency Officially changing to the US Dollar in 2000, has made Ecuador even more attractive to travelers. Ecuador has produced its own coins but carry equal value, and acceptance as the US coins. Only American paper money is used. Coins come in 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $1. Paper money is in denominations [...]

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