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Ecuador > Living


How To Learn The Language In Ecuador

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (11:42:21)

If you are intending to live and work in Ecuador, one of your first questions will be regarding your ease of communication. Which languages are spoken in Ecuador and how widespread is the use of English? We will answer some of your questions below.   more ...

Ecuador > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Ecuador

Monday May 04, 2020 (13:23:44)

Renting property

If you know where abouts in Ecuador you would like to live, you can walk around the local area looking for signs with ‘Se Alquila or ’Se Arrienda’ written on them – these both mean ‘To Rent.’ These signs will likely include telephone numbers, which you can call to make enquiries. Most person-to-person business in Ecuador is conducted in Spanish, so if your grasp of the language is not strong, you may want to find a local translator. You can also search for properties in local newspapers.   more ...

Ecuador > Moving


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

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