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In your recent letter you mentioned a new law requiring proofof pension from the Ecuador embassy in the states. any idea when this went into effect ?




We arrived here on feb 26 14 and are currently being held up on our applications for this very thing. Chicago told me I did not need this but now quito says yes I do .. thanks for all your great advice. Loved the motor bike idea

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Answer #1

Its not really as you describe, it is simply a document from an Ecuador consulate that verifies your proof of pension letter. Not sure when they started asking for it but its been in the last few months.


Answers Answered By: admin [879 Orange Star Level]
Answer #2

2 weeks after I applied for Social Security I went on their website and linked to their tab to verify-confirm receiving monthly benefits; printed it (2 pages) and had it notarized for $10 at local UPS Store; then had it apostilled at the California Dept. of State office in downtown LA for $26 (which verifies the notarized seal); and then submitted it in person at he Ecuador Consulate in Beverly Hills. They translated it into Spanish and stamped it with a hologram seal of approval, which will get my visa authorized when I move to Cuenca in 3 weeks. Bartley in Orange California

Answers Answered By: Bartley [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #3

The Ecuadorian consulate legalizes your proof of pension letter once it is translated and for pension visas for the last year this has been the case…before it was hit and miss but it has always had to have been translated and notarized for this purpose. Hope that helps some.


Answers Answered By: LarryP [848 Orange Star Level]
Answer #4

I am in the same boat. I got my 12 XI visa from the Phoenix embassy office. I had all my necessary documentation. Including the Soc. Sec. Income statement. I told them that I shall be applying for a pensioners 9 I visa in Quito. I asked what would I need? They said “Nothing”. Luckily I requested 2 Soc. Sec. Statements and left one in the USA with a friend. The friend went to the Phoenix embassy office and presented it for authorization. Luckily I had gotten my 12 XI there and they had records on me. If not, on record you must present your passport in person to get the authorization (so my friend was told).The letter of authorization cost $40.00, paid by money order. It will cost about another $100.00 to get it DHL’d to me here in Ecuador.

Answers Answered By: TRAVELINGBEAR [23 Grey Star Level]

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