Visas and Entry

In this overview you can easily read what your visa and entry options are for staying in Ecuador.

Staying in Ecuador for up to 180 days per year

The visa and entry rules for staying in Ecuador for up to 180 days per year depend on your citizenship.

South American countriesVisa waiver for tourists (180 days)
Visa waiver for commercial and other activities (30 days)
Russian FederationVisa waiver for tourists (180 days)
Visa waiver for commercial and other activities (30 days)
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burma, Cameroon, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen Tourist visa (90 days) + extension (90 days)
Visa for commercial and other activities (180 days)
All other countriesVisa waiver for tourists (90 days) + extension (90 days)
Visa waiver for commercial and other activities (30 days)

Staying in Ecuador for longer than 180 days per year

You will need a resident visa if you want to stay in Ecuador for longer than 180 days per year. With a temporary resident visa you can stay in Ecuador for 24 months, with the permanent resident visa you can stay in Ecuador for an unlimited period of time.

Temporary resident visas with their main requirements:

Pensioner visaPension of at least $1,275 per month
Investor visaInvestment of at least $42,500
Professional visaCollege or university degree
Rentier visaFixed income of at least $1,275 per month
Digital nomad visaWorking for client based abroad

Spouses and children can get a dependent visa.