Monday, August 29, 2011

Pensioner 10-I (Residency) Visa in Ecuador: Official Guidelines

The information in this post about the residency visa is from the Ecuadorian Embassy. http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/index_e.php 
Click on "Consular Services".  The link above only works if you copy and paste the link into your browser.

The Pensioner, 10-I Visa, can be granted to persons who receive a fixed monthly income, or have a fixed monthly income from retirement pensions or social security benefits for an amount that would permit them to live adequately together with their family. Consult with your nearest Consulate about this subject.
The requirements to obtain this visa are:

Alternatives:
1.-Retirement Pension
Documents to be presented:
a. Certificate of income issued by the US Social Security and other private institution, notarized and legalized at the Consulate. (Cost US$ 40.00)
b. Certification extended by the corresponding Consul of Ecuador, which determines the permanent income of pensions by the applicant.

2.-Constitution of a Trust Document
Documents to be presented:
a. If the applicant has a determined amount of funds, must present a certificate of constitution of a trust, duly approved by the Consulting Council for Migratory Policy of Ecuador (Consejo Consultivo de Politica Migratoria del Ecuador).

3.-Cash Deposits Funds
Documents to be presented:
a. If the applicant has a determined amount of funds, he can make a deposit of those funds at the Central -Bank of Ecuador or at an accredited institution determined by the Consulting Council for Migratory Policy of Ecuador.
b. Receipt of the funds deposit from the institution determined by the Consulting Council for Migratory Policy of Ecuador.
In the three categories, the applicant will present the following additional documents:
a. Visa application form
b. Passport valid for at least 6 months;
c. A Police Criminal Record Check document, from the State Police;
d. A notarized medical certificate, stating that the applicant is free of contagious diseases including HIV;
e. 2 Current passport size photos, in color with white backdrop;
f. Visa fee of $200 US dollars;
g. Certificate for amount of rent possessed;

If the applicant has additional family members who will be traveling along, an Economical Dependence Visa will be granted to them.
In the case of additional family members moving to Ecuador with you then you will then need these additional documents.
Economical Dependence Visa: The requirements are the following:
a. Visa application form
b. Passport valid for at least 6 months
c. Ecuadorian identification of the person requesting the visa
d. Marriage license, if the marriage took place abroad the license must be translated into Spanish, notarized and legalized at the Consulate. (Costs US $10.00 for each document)
e. If the visa is requested for children, birth certificate translated into Spanish, notarized and legalized at the consulate. (Costs US $10.00 for each document)
f. A document that accredits the Ecuadorian nationality of the spouse, father or mother. It is not needed for those who are aided by another type of Immigrant visa
g. Economical Guaranty made before a Notary Public indicating that the foreigner will have sufficient funds for him or herself and their families for the permanence in Ecuador.
h. A Police Criminal Record Check document, from the State Police Department. The applicant who is under the age of 18 must present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by an educational institution.
i. A notarized medical certificate, stating that the applicant is free of contagious diseases including HIV.
j. A copy of the petitioners and beneficiary's passports if they are foreigners
k. 2 current passport size photos, in color with white backdrop.
l. A fee of $200 dollars.

This information is from the Ecuadorian Embassy official website. http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/index_e.php

Click the embassy link above to find out about visa types for Ecuador. Click on "Consular Services" on their webpage. The link only works if you copy and paste it into your browser.

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