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Larry P….Clarification on 9 months requirement
Thank you for communications. (I have not seen an answer on the web site in 3 or 4 days. Do I have my settings wrong on my computer ? Don’t worry, we posters know you have a business and we are patient. I have been getting communications elsewhere.)
I assume the residential visa is granted immediately upon one’s successful application for it. Then comes the requirement for 9 FULL months (in each calendar year for two years).
1. Scenario: Lets say an applicant in 2014 lands in Quito at end of February and starts his processing for a residential visa. Let’s say the residential visa eventually gets issued to him in early April because perhaps he had some gaps in documents still needed and it took him 5 or 6 weeks to gather docs to appropriately fill the gaps. Subsequent to April when he was issued his residential visa is the month of May. This applicant with the visa issued in April, will only have EIGHT full calendar moths remaining in the same year subsequent to his visa issued to him…. May thru December. My question is : because he arrived in country in February, his first full month living in country was March. Can he get credit for living in country the entire month of March as documented in his passport entry even though that month was before the month of April when he was granted the residential visa ? If so, he would have NINE months remaining in the year 2014 to allow him to use 2014 to qualify as his first of two required good years of nine months each. Another way of putting it, can one get credit for time in country toward the 9 month requirement for months living in country the year he is granted a visa even if some months were full months of living in country BEFORE the visa was granted ?
2. After two consecutive good years of 9 months each living in country, is there a requirement subsequently for living a minimum number of months in country ?
Thank you in advance ?
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