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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ecuador Residency Visa: Cuenca Expat Shares Her Experience (Part 2 of 2)

This is part two with Cuenca Expat Andrea talking about her experience with the Ecuador residency visa. Andrea shares some good information and new changes to the Ecuador immigration laws, a recurring theme in Ecuador.  Andrea's experience confirms that no matter how many people you ask, what may work for one person this week, may not work for the next person next week.  Andrea shares her decision to start the Ecuador Immigration process from home, as recommended in the DIY Cuenca Landing Guide.  To view part one of this video, click here.



  1. Another great video, thanks.

  2. What was the air raid siren I heard in the background? What does that signify in their culture?

    1. We do not what the noise (siren whistle) in the background was...first time we ever heard it in Cuenca.

  3. I see they have www.gringovisas.com now. I called, she quoted $1600 for the first visa, $800 each additional dependent. That is to have the whole thing handled by a bi-lingual person. I wanted to ask your thoughts on that? Is that the Gringo price? On the one hand it does sound nice not to have to fly back to the states for some out of date document.

    We purchased your landing guide and found it very helpful for our first trip last year, thanks!


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