Do you get a retirement visa before you come to Equador or do you apply there. What do you need to get one. Both my husband and I will have Social Security when we come.
Law and rules change frequently here regarding visas. My best advice is to get good legal advice which seems to be a job in and of itself. I have gone through 3 attorneys looking for ones that can do the job, charge fair and are honest in their dealings. This is more difficult that one might think and it is a process. I finally found one and have been using him for a few months and it has been a great experience. He is young and knowledgeable, but the best part is…he thinks. I know that may sound strange but its true. Thinking of ways to follow the law without causing undo stress or ways to make things happen is not a way of thinking here, so finding him has been refreshing. If you would like his name please email me at…………
email@example.com and I will put you in touch. Larry
Last I checked (a year ago) you could do it inside or outside Ecuador… Ill be researching this week in detail and will be posting another answer on this forum once I know for sure…stay tuned! Domenick
Per many people, one of the best attorneys for this matter is Gabriela Espinosa in Quito. If you put in a Google search “Gabriela Espinosa Quito attorney” you will find her website http://migrationecuador.com/home as well as a host of accolades from people living in Ecuador who found her services to be top-notch. There’s nothing like the opinion of those who have been there / done that. I wrote her an email with a question and she answered with a full load of information within 48 hours. I am definitely going to see her later this year when I arrive in EC. This is strictly MHO. Hope this helps.
I have never over stayed the maximum amount of days allowed for the tourist visa as I am not yet retired. My wife still holds a valid Ecuadorian passport, so I would guess it would be easier for me to obtain residency?
Never looked into it because we are not there full time but down the road it could be a possibility. Thx
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