Saturday, March 8, 2014
Ecuadorian resident visa and your home country passport. Quito, Ecuador. March 2014.
From http://www.expatexchange.com Ecuador forum
Just a FYI to all potential expats to Ecuador (or anywhere) Keep in mind.....YOU CANNOT TRAVEL ON A PASSPORT THAT HAS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS REMAINING! PERIOD!! I would highly recommend if you have less than 2 or even 3 years left on your current passport and you plan on truly immigrating that you get a new passport before you take the plunge. WHY?
... your visa is pasted into your old passport and you have to get a new copy of your visa put into your new passport when you get one.
...it isn't your visa that is "cancelled" per se but the STAMP they put in your passport is no longer valid because the old passport is not valid. Therefore you need to take your new passport and have a new visa STAMP put into you new passport. My source is me because I had to do it last week. BTW, since I am on a pension/retiree visa I had to provide proof that I was indeed still receiving the pension income I stated/used on my original visa....translated/notarized etc. Just an FYI
.... your EC residents visa stamp/paper is attached permanently to your passport. When your old passport expires you need to get a new passport. You must take the OLD passport....and....your NEW passport to the same immigration office where you got your original visa stamp/paper. It exact requirements may vary depending on the type of visa (investor/retiree etc) but you have to a NEW Visa stamp/paper put in your NEW passport.
As of February 2014 you need an introduction letter telling them what you are seeking (in Spanish) color copies of your cedula, your old passport, your new passport, an up to date paper from the Movimiento Office verifying you have not been out of the country TOO MUCH and....in my case CURRENT proof that I am indeed receiving the pension amount that I said I was receiving when I got my original visa.
In my case it was the SS form....WHICH HAD TO BE TRANSLATED. In addition....EVERY document had to be Notarized. PERIOD! (I can't speak to other types of visas such as investor etc. A GREAT source for info re visas is GRINGO TREE and GRINGO POST. Both have extensive sections with FAQ.
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