Ecuador Laws

Ecuador Tourist Visas, Leaving the Country for Renewal: Update

I’m starting a new thread on the subject of Ecuador Tourist VIsas.  A reader submitted the following question: I was thinking about doing what you said and leaving the country for a short period of time before my 90 days are up, but someone told me I would need proof […]

Ecuador Tourist Visas: Don’t Be Late Exiting Ecuador or It Will Cost You!

Around October, the government of Ecuador changed the exit rules.  If you overstay your visa, you now must pay $200 to exit the country and then wait six months before you can return to Ecuador.  They enter information into their immigration computers so they know when you come and go. […]

Ecuador Residency Visa: One Family’s Experience

We continually receive inquiries about Ecuador Residency Visas.  We share our experience as best we can, but with the continually changing landscape in this subject area, it is often hard to follow. The following post is by Kirsten, one of the people who went on our last Intro to Ecuador […]

Constituional Rights for Nature:  Ecuador Leads the Way!

Constituional Rights for Nature: Ecuador Leads the Way!

Papa Imbabura and Mama Cotacachi will have rights, if the new Ecuador Constitution is approved! A 130 member constitutional committee has prepared a new draft of a constitution that will fundamentally change the way humans relate to nature.  This new document will be voted on on September 28.  If approved, […]

How to Get an Ecuadorian Driver’s License

How to Get an Ecuadorian Driver’s License

It may or may not come as a surprise that getting an Ecuadorian driver license is not quick and easy. Actually, it was easy until the day before I tried to get mine. I am doing it the “hard way” to inform our readers about the process. Driving in Ecuador […]