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Ecuador

How To Apply For A Visa In Ecuador

Thursday March 19, 2020 (12:56:03)

Ecuador is one of the more straightforward countries to visit, as its visa requirements are minimal. If you are a British citizen, you can enter Ecuador without a visa, although you may be questioned as to why you are travelling there. When you arrive, you may also be asked to provide proof of your return or onward travel. You will be granted 90 days’ stay, but if you intend to stay for longer, you can apply for a visa from your closest Ecuadorian embassy, before your visit. It is possible to extend your 90-day stay for a further 90 days once you are in the country, but this will incur a fee.

If you wish to apply for a visa once you are in Ecuador, you can do so at the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, before your initial or subsequent 90 days expires. If you outstay your allotted time and fail to make alternative visa arrangements, you will be subject to a fine, as per the Organic Law for Human Mobility. Failure to pay this fine will mean that you can’t return to Ecuador within two years.   more ...

Ecuador > Working

Ecuador

How To Find A Job In Ecuador

Monday January 27, 2020 (19:11:49)

Ecuador is a fascinating country, and currently popular among retirees, but employment opportunities for expats are limited. You will need a work permit in order to work legally in the country and this can be complex to obtain. Your best option for getting a job in this South American nation will be to teach English, but we will look at some of your options below, including volunteering, for which there is a substantial demand.   more ...

Ecuador > Education

Ecuador

How To Find The Best School For Your Child In Ecuador

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:24:45)

In both the public and private sectors in Ecuador, the quality of education varies enormously from one school to another. If a school has a reputation for high standards, you are likely to find that it is difficult to obtain a place for your child. Many have entrance exams to select the pupils they are willing to take.   more ...

Ecuador > Moving

Ecuador

Working Visas In Ecuador: An Expat Guide

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:02:20)

Ah... visas. Yes, we can almost hear the collective groan now. It’s true that visa paperwork is often not the most straightforward, and with many countries regularly changing their rules with little to no warning, it’s a constant battle to stay up to date with what you are eligible for. In addition, researching how to apply for visas, the processing time, and other important factors you’ll need to take into account when planning your next relocation all take time. That’s why we’ve created this definitive guide on working visas in Ecuador to answer all your questions regarding types of visas, processes and more.   more ...

Ecuador > Health

Ecuador

Will Ecuador's New Mandatory Health Insurance Rules Affect You?

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:59:51)

As of May 1st, 2018, the Human Mobility Act will replace the current immigration and naturalization law in Ecuador, imposing new rules on foreign nationals. There will be three main requirements for expats and holidaymakers in Ecuador:

- to carry travel identification or a passport while in the country;
- to register at the Ecuadorian civil register to obtain a cédula (national identity document);
- to have public or private health insurance valid for the duration of their stay.   more ...

Ecuador > Living

Ecuador

Beachfront Retirement Communities For Expats In Ecuador

Friday May 25, 2018 (11:39:47)

A study ranked Ecuador as the number one country for holiday makers and expats alike to make friends with local people and seamlessly blend into the community. The most obvious place to settle down in the country is arguably Cuenca, the capital of Azuay Province. At the end of 2017, an estimated 5000 expats called this city their home. Cuenca is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to its historical architecture. The city was not properly connected by road with the rest of Ecuador until the early 1960s, which helped preserve its architecture and traditions. There are shopping centers, cinemas, several hospitals, big food stores and many restaurants to satisfy every pallet in the city. All of this comes at a very reasonable cost in comparison to many European cities.   more ...

Ecuador > Living

Ecuador

Looking To Slow Down And Enjoy Life More? Move To Ecuador!

Friday May 04, 2018 (10:03:19)

Unfortunately, stress can be a regular part of life for many of us. We find it hard to slow down or take a break, and may not have time to stop or go on holiday. This fast paced, relentless way of life is never good for health or happiness. In the Western world, high costs of living, long working hours and less than desirable weather can be push factors for many who want to start life over, without the rush. Whether you want to experience a more traditional, slower life, warm weather all year round or less financial worry, Ecuador could be the place for you.   more ...

Ecuador > Health

Ecuador

Which Vaccinations Might You Need When Moving To Ecuador?

Monday April 16, 2018 (14:02:32)

Offering 2,237km (1,398m) of Pacific Ocean coastline and breathtaking views in the Andes mountains, the South American country of Ecuador can be an exciting destination to head to. However, don’t leave home without protecting your health against some hidden dangers.   more ...

Ecuador > Links

Ecuador

Ecuador - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Friday March 10, 2017 (17:22:38)
(c) caneladeurubu on Flickr
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Ecuador and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Ecuador > Links

Ecuador

Ecuador - Recommended Blogs

Friday November 04, 2016 (15:02:48)
(c) Dabit100 / David Torres Costales
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Ecuador and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...



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