Ecuador

How to obtain a certificate of migratory movements

Johan Klok | Last update: June 15, 2021

Introduction

A certificate of migratory movements (in Spanish: certificado de movimientos migratorios) is a document that verifies the records that appear in the database of the migration authorities about your arrivals in Ecuador and departures from Ecuador. It also indicates whether there are fines and a travel ban.

You will need a certificate of migratory movements when you apply for a visa or cédula.

Required documents

To obtain the certificate of migratory movements, you need the following documents:

  1. Passport: if you go to a migration office, you can show your passport. For the digital procedure, you have to scan or photo the page with your personal data.
  2. Visa: only required if you have a visa. If you go to a migration office, you can show a print of your visa or show your visa on a mobile phone. For the digital procedure, you have to make a scan or photo of your visa.
  3. Payment receipt: you will receive the payment receipt when you pay the fee at a bank. For the digital procedure, you have to make a scan or photo of the payment receipt.

Costs

Fee: $ 5.

Procedure

You can apply for a certificate of migratory movements at a migration office or online. You don't have to make an appointment first.

At a migration office you should ask for a certificado de movimientos migratorios. After showing your passport, you will receive a payment instruction. With this payment instruction, you go to a branch of Banco del Pacífico to deposit the fee. After showing the payment receipt to the migration official, you will receive your certificate of migratory movements.

If you go to a migration office, we recommend not arriving late in the afternoon because you first need to go to a bank to deposit the fee before receiving the certificate. You have to pay the fee on the same day on which you want to receive the certificate.

Validity

A certificate of migratory movements is valid for 30 days.

Official source

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