How long can I stay in Ecuador on a Tourist Visa?

Aug

22

2011

I understand that I am permitted a 3 months visa as a visitor to Ecuador. Is this per calendar year or a 12 month period.

Can I use my 2011 remaining visa balance of 6 weeks before year end and then return in January 2012 for a 3 month stay.

I have asked at the consulate in Toronto but received rather uncertain and vague answers.

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In: Ecuador Travel Asked By: [808 Orange Star Level]
Answer #1

Basically in a calendar year you are allowed to spend 6 months as a tourist in Ecuador. You onnly get 3 months at a time, and have to leave the country and re-enter to renew… before, you could just extend the visa but they changed the law.

hope that helps, dom

Answers Answered By: admin [808 Orange Star Level]
Answer #2

I read in another info about Equador, the 90 days are per 12 month period. Re entry is possible but would be seen as violation and a fine of $400 will be applied when leaving the country after the stay that exceeds the 90 days.This is not confirmed in any way, just some info on the internet. it would be nice, if someone who knows for sure would chime in.

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

Dom,

I have been reading a lot of blogs and forums related to peoples visa experiences, and a few people say that they have tightened the rules, and the ability to extend a 3 month tourist visa simply by leaving the country for a few days and re-entering no longer works. I am not saying you are wrong, but if you haven’t confirmed that fact recently, you might want to.

Answers Answered By: elmonica [19 Grey Star Level]
Answer #4

OK Monica I agree, I have to confirm that, and I will be myself within 2 weeks from now. Hope all goes well, I’ll post what happens here!

Saludos, Dom

Answers Answered By: Dom [808 Orange Star Level]
Answer #5

Thanks for the info… I myself have left and re-entered this way a year or two ago and it worked fine. But things may have changed, I’ll be having to leave and re-enter soon (within 2 weeks) so I’ll let you know how it goes right here on this post. If anyone has attempted this this year please leave a comment so we all can confirm, Saludos, Dom

Answers Answered By: Dom [808 Orange Star Level]
Answer #6

The laws have changed again recently and its difficult keeping up with them all. Firstly the answer to your question is this at this time…from the very first time of entry into Ecuador you have 90 days within a 12 month contiguous period. If you overstay there are fines and the possibility of not being allowed back in for one year. Again this can change next week, so its best to comfirm with a good attorney if that is a concern before you come down.

Answers Answered By: LarryP [767 Orange Star Level]

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