How To Open A Bank Account In Ecuador

Making plans to move abroad can be time-consuming. After all, each country has its own rules, its own regulations and its own processes—including with regard to banking. But the good news is that in Ecuador anybody can open an account with the right documents—including foreign nationals. So, if you’re looking to open a bank account … Read more

How To Learn The Language In Ecuador

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.The official language of Ecuador is Spanish, but many different languages are … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Ecuador

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 … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Ecuador

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 … Read more

How To Find A Job In Ecuador

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, … Read more

James Whittall, Mirador San Jose

Who are you? When you ask who I am, the answer always includes my wife. We’re from Ottawa, Canada. We’re both 55.I am the former head of marketing at a major music festival. My wife is a retired lieutenant colonel, Royal Canadian Air Force. We moved to Ecuador in January 2019. We own a villa … Read more

How To Find The Best School For Your Child In Ecuador

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 … Read more

Jessica Fay, Quito

Hello! My name is Jessica Fay and my family and I left our home in Texas to explore the world! We are currently in Quito, Ecuador, and are having a fantastic time!We wanted to take what we are calling the “Fay Family Gap Year”. This was important to us because we have a two-year-old daughter … Read more

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