Ecuador Immigration Services

The immigration law of Ecuador offers several options for employers and foreign nationals intending to conduct business or work activities in Ecuador, including providing technical assistance.

The Visa de Excepción de Corta Duración or Short-Term Visa is used by foreign nationals seeking to conduct business activities in Ecuador for more than one month or to conduct technical activities. It allows a stay of up to 180 continuous or cumulative days during a 12-month period.

All individuals seeking employment in Ecuador must secure a work visa. A temporary work visa, mainly the Work Contract Visa, is used by foreign nationals who will be employed and paid in Ecuador. The visa permits work for up to two years and may be renewed for two additional years. Afterward, a permanent visa or a different type of temporary visa must be procured if the foreign national intends to remain in Ecuador.​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.