Ecuador Visa and Passport Requirements
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All tourists need a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry.
Nationals referred to in the chart above can visit Ecuador without a visa for up to 90 days in any 12-month period. If you plan to stay longer, you should consult the nearest Ecuadorean Embassy before travelling.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the nearest Ecuadorian embassy for further information.
The Galapagos Islands is a province of Ecuador and it only allows tourists to stay for 60 days maximum. All visitors to the Galapagos Islands will be asked to provide the following upon entry:
• A return flight ticket;
• A copy of their hotel booking or an invitation letter from a host if staying with a resident;
• The Galapagos Transit Control Card, to be filled out online at least 24 hours before the flight;
• Travel insurance.
Types and Cost
USD $50 visa fee, plus other fees.
30 to 90 days, depending on the type of visa issued.
Nationals referred to in the chart above can transit in Ecuador without a transit visa. Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the nearest Ecuadorian embassy for further information.
In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy).
Temporary residence visas are issued by Ecuador's diplomatic representatives abroad and administered in Quito by the Dirección General de Extranjería.
Officially you need proof of sufficient funds, although the immigration officer may or may not ask for it.
A travel health insurance, which is valid in Ecuador during the whole stay, is obligatory.
Entry with pets
Ecuador does not quarantine healthy cats or dogs that have been vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days in advance of entry into the country. You need to present a copy of the rabies certificate along with an endorsed veterinary certificate. All other pets may have to meet other requirements as to the limit on numbers that can be brought in and certificates pertaining to other diseases. Check with the relevant authority in your own country.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 234 7200.
Address: NW, 2535 15th Street, Washington, DC, 20009,
Mon-Fri 0900-1500 (consular services).
Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in the UK
Telephone: +44 207 584 1367.
Address: , Flat 3B, 3 Hans Crescent, London, SW1X 0LS,
British Embassy in Ecuador
Telephone: +593 2397 2200.
Address: 14th Floor, Citiplaza Building, Naciones Unidas Avenue and Republica de El Salvador, Quito, P.O Box 17-17-83,
Mon-Thurs 0900-1100 (consular services).