ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR REAL ESTATE OWNERS

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration process (Individual owned business visa) to Ecuador. 

In addition to our standard service, in which we assist the client throughout every step, we offer private support to our clients. Our staff can be assigned to meet you in the city where you live or work for personal meetings. The purpose of those meetings is to provide assistance and personalized service during your immigration process.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 Immigration law. Individual owned business visa.(Visa 9 – III Inversionista en acciones de compañía).

CONDITIONS

  1. Create a company in Ecuador;
  2. Invest in industry, agriculture, livestock or export at least US$ 30.000.

APPLICATION PACKAGE

  1. Completed application forms;
  2. Recent photos;
  3. Passport and identity card (copies of all pages);
  4. Birth certificate;
  5. Marriage certificate, (if applicable);
  6. Bank certificate;
  7. Police record from the country of citizenship or from the country where the applicant has lived for the last five years duly apostilled with a validity of up to 6 months;
  8. Confirmation document of commercial registration of the company in Ecuador; OR
  9. Confirmation of the capital of US$ 30.000 invested in Ecuador;
  10. Motivation letter explaining your motifs to live in Ecuador.

PROCESS

  1. We will provide you with a consultation regarding the immigration process and the steps to undertake in order to obtain a residence permit in Ecuador;
  2. You will have to prepare and legalize all the required documents;
  3. We have a team of sworn translators who will be translating all the documentation into Spanish;
  4. Create a company in Ecuador;
  5. Deposit on the bank account of the company US$ 30.000;
  6. Preparation of business and financial plans;
  7. We will submit your application for our Inversionista Visa;
  8. It takes approximately 2 months to complete the process once the correct documents and application are submitted;
  9. After approval by the Immigration Department you might obtain permanent resident card;
  10. The applicant must be a permanent resident a minimum of 3 years before applying for citizenship.

FAMILY MEMBERS

If you would like to move to Ecuador with your family members, you will have to include every member of your family in the application.

ECUADOR CITIZENSHIP

  1. After having lived in Ecuador for three (3) years, you are eligible to apply for citizenship.

OUR SERVICES IN ECUADOR

    1. Residence permit in Ecuador for investors and real estate owners;
    2. Residence permit in Ecuador for businessperson;
    3. Residence permit in Ecuador for pensioners;
    4. Set up a company, business and financial plans;
    5. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, registration of children in school, exchange of driver license, etc.;
    6. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law;
    7. Rent or purchase a property;
    8. Application for citizenship of Ecuador.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inimex Inc. (International Immigration Experts)

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR REAL ESTATE OWNERS

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration process (Resident Visa) to Ecuador. 

In addition to our standard service, in which we assist the client throughout every step, we offer private support to our clients. Our staff can be assigned to meet you in the city where you live or work for personal meetings. The purpose of those meetings is to provide assistance and personalized service during your immigration process.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 Immigration law. Real Estate Investor; Investor – Insurance policies, bonds or mortgage bonds.(Visa 9: II Inversionista en póliza, títulos o cédulas hipotecarias; Visa 9: II Inversionista en bien raíz)

CONDITIONS

  1. The applicant must buy a property in Ecuador and register it in his/her name for a minimum price of US$ 25.000 and US$ 500 more per dependent; OR
  2. Invest US$ 25.000 plus US$ 500 per dependent in a Certificate of Deposit in a bank in Ecuador and leave CD in the custody of the Central Bank of Ecuador. 

APPLICATION PACKAGE

  1. Completed application forms;
  2. Recent photos;
  3. Passport and identity card (copies of all pages);
  4. Birth certificate;
  5. Marriage certificate, (if applicable);
  6. Bank certificate;
  7. Police record from the country of citizenship or from the country where the applicant has lived for the last five years duly apostilled with a validity of up to 6 months;
  8. Confirmation document of deposit of at least US$ 25.000 and US$ 500 per dependent in the bank in Ecuador: original and notarized copy of the policy title or certificate of deposit for at least 1 year; OR
  9. Certificate of ownership and purchase contract for buyer a property in Ecuador;
  10. Certificate issued by the Registry of Property;
  11. Original letter from property tax, stating the value of the property of the property for at least of US$ 25.000 and will increase by US$ 500 for each additional dependent;
  12. Motivation letter explaining your motifs to live in Ecuador.

PROCESS

  1. We will provide you with a consultation regarding the immigration process and the steps to undertake in order to obtain a residence permit in Ecuador;
  2. You will have to prepare and legalize all the required documents;
  3. We have a team of sworn translators who will be translating all the documentation into Spanish;
  4. We will submit your application for our Inversionista Visa;
  5. It takes approximately 2 months to complete the process once the correct documents and application are submitted;
  6. After approval by the Immigration Department you might obtain permanent resident card;
  7. Permanent residency is as long as you maintain the basis of your residency;
  8. Consider: in the first two years of residency the applicant might only leave the country for 90 days in each year.
  9. After two years of residency the applicant can be out of the country for longer periods of time;
  10. The applicant must be a permanent resident a minimum of 3 years before applying for citizenship.

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FAMILY MEMBERS

If you would like to move to Ecuador with your family members, you will have to include every member of your family in the application.

ECUADOR CITIZENSHIP

  1. After having lived in Ecuador for three (3) years, you are eligible to apply for citizenship.

OUR SERVICES IN ECUADOR

    1. Residence permit in Ecuador for investors and real estate owners;
    2. Residence permit in Ecuador for businessperson;
    3. Residence permit in Ecuador for pensioners;
    4. Set up a company, business and financial plans;
    5. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, registration of children in school, exchange of driver license, etc.;
    6. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law;
    7. Rent or purchase a property;
    8. Application for citizenship of Ecuador.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inimex Inc. (International Immigration Experts)

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR RETIRED

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration process (Resident Visa) to Ecuador. 

In addition to our standard service, in which we assist the client throughout every step, we offer private support to our clients. Our staff can be assigned to meet you in the city where you live or work for personal meetings. The purpose of those meetings is to provide assistance and personalized service during your immigration process.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Immigration law (Visa 9: I Rentista – Pensión del Exterior)

CONDITIONS

  1. The applicant must justify a monthly income of at least US$ 800 and US$ 100 per dependent. The income (retirement, pension or any other permanent revenue)  must be confirmed with a current certification from the entity that pays by government or commercial company;  OR
  2. Invest to The Trust Fund of at least US$ 48.000 (equal pension for five years). 

APPLICATION PACKAGE

  1. Completed application forms;
  2. Recent photos;
  3. Passport and identity card (copies of all pages);
  4. Birth certificate;
  5. Marriage certificate, (if applicable);
  6. Bank certificate;
  7. Police record from the country of citizenship or from the country where the applicant has lived for the last five years duly apostilled with a validity of up to 6 months;
  8. Document issued by government or commercial company that pays retirement, pension or any other permanent income, duly certified at the country of origin; OR
  9. Confirmation documents of the constitution of The Trust Fund for a minimum amount of US$ 48.000. The Trust Fund creation must be authorized by the Consultative Council on Migration Policy;
  10. Motivation letter explaining your motifs to live in Ecuador.

PROCESS

  1. We will provide you with a consultation regarding the immigration process and the steps to undertake in order to obtain a residence permit in Ecuador;
  2. You will have to prepare and legalize all the required documents;
  3. We have a team of sworn translators who will be translating all the documentation into Spanish;
  4. We will submit your application for our Pensionado Visa;
  5. It takes approximately 2 months to complete the process once the correct documents and application are submitted;
  6. After approval by the Immigration Department you might obtain permanent resident card;
  7. Permanent residency is as long as you maintain the basis of your residency;
  8. Consider: in the first two years of residency the applicant might only leave the country for 90 days in each year.
  9. After two years of residency the applicant can be out of the country for longer periods of time;
  10. The applicant must be a permanent resident a minimum of 3 years before applying for citizenship.

FAMILY MEMBERS

If you would like to move to Ecuador with your family members, you will have to include every member of your family in the application.

ECUADOR: CITIZENSHIP

  1. After having lived in Ecuador for three (3) years, you are eligible to apply for citizenship.

OUR SERVICES IN ECUADOR

    1. Residence permit in Ecuador for investors and real estate owners;
    2. Residence permit in Ecuador for businessperson;
    3. Residence permit in Ecuador for pensioners;
    4. Set up a company, business and financial plans;
    5. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, registration of children in school, exchange of driver license, etc.;
    6. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law;
    7. Rent or purchase a property;
    8. Application for citizenship of Ecuador.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inimex Inc. (International Immigration Experts)

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ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR FOREIGN PENSIONERS

Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Article 22 of the Immigration Law. – Officers of the Department of the Ecuadorean Foreign Service and the General Directorate of Immigration will have broad powers to require verification of the statements submitted in all applications for visas and other immigration documents and to ensure and investigate the facts of any of the causes of exclusion provided by the Immigration Law. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostatized and legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Legal documentation showing the provenance of the pension or other type of permanent income issued by a recognized government. Must be at least USD 800+100 per dependent monthly.

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION PROGRAM “CASH DEPOSIT”

Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostatized or legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Total cash deposit of USD 25,000 minimum with equal pensions for five years, certified by the Consulate of Ecuador in the country of origin.

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary. Cash deposited is credited to the Board of immigration Policy Advisory.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION PROGRAM “BONDS, INSURANCE POLICIES”

Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostilled or legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Documentation notarized of title/deed/policy in the amount of USD 25,000 + 500 for each dependent.

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION PROGRAM “COMPANY SHARES”

Available to those who own company shares, those who comply with the following requirements: Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostatized or legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Original and notarized copy of stock or shares signed and dated by the company CEO (Section 223 of the companies LAW)
  7. Original certificate issued by the Superintendence of Companies with list of partners/shareholders.
  8. Notarized copy of the book where the transfer of ownership is documented.
  9. Certified copy or original or Memorandum and last capital increase of the Company.
  10. Must have USD 25,000 + 500 per dependent available with supporting documentation.

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR BUSINESSPERSON

Available to those who own company shares, those who comply with the following requirements: Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostilled or legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Must have USD 30,000 + 500 per dependent available with supporting documentation.
  7. Certified copy of the memorandum of the Company registered with the Mercantile Registry,
  8. Original certified nominee of shareholders and partners or certificate from Mercantile Registry for Limited companies,
  9. Original certification of fulfillment of obligations issued by the Superintendence of Companies for the last two (2) periods.
  10. Notarized copy of the Register of Tax payers (RUC)
  11. SRI certification showing no outstanding taxes or obligations,
  12. Notarized copy of designation of current legal representative of the Company in question from the Mercantile Registry,
  13. Copy of ID of legal representative, notarized,
  14. Copy of operating permit issued by the Municipality of registered address of the company, notarized,

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR HOME BUYERS

Available to owners of real estate valued at least USD 25,000 + 500 per dependent in Ecuador. Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostatized or legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Original certificate is required showing the domain history and levies issued by the Land Registry of the appropriate area.

Process time (approx.) 8 weeks. Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: IMMIGRATION FOR BUSINESSPERSON/INVESTORS

Requires a minimum investment of USD 30,000 Visa is valid indefinitely and includes multiple entries. Requirements:

  1. Application form filled out and signed, dated,
  2. Valid passport with at least six (6) months left,
  3. Original + two (2) copies of identification pages of the passport as well as the migratory seal of the last entry to Ecuador,
  4. Local police record from any location resided in over the last five (5) years, Apostatized and legalized,
  5. Migratory Movement Certificate issued by the Ecuadoran authorities,
  6. Certification from revenue service (SRI) showing no outstanding taxes or obligations,
  7. Original special trial of the Trade registration stating value and details of the business operation.
  8. Notarized copy of SRI register of Tax payers,
  9. Copy of operating permit issued by the Municipality of registered address of the company, notarized,
  10. Fire department permission, notarized.

Documents requiring certification should be done so with the National directorate of Civil Registry and identification; certified by the institution, not a notary.

ECUADOR: CITIZENSHIP (NATURALIZATION)

After three (3) years of Permanent Residence in Ecuador (you may leave the country for up to 90 days each of the first two (2) years), you may qualify for naturalization, basic requirements include:

  1. Of legal age, under Ecuadoran Law (18+)
  2. Possess heritage, industry, occupation or legitimate trade, to be able to provide for one’s self.
  3. Foreign woman who married Ecuadoran citizen will be exempt from the three (3) year uninterrupted residence within Ecuador, this applies to widows of Ecuadorian citizens.
  4. Foreigner’s married to married men and women who have had children previously in Ecuador have this reduced to two (2) years.
  5. Be able to speak, write, in Spanish and have a good conduct record over the time spent in the country.
  6. Comprehensive knowledge (basic) of Ecuador, geography as well as history and constitution.
  7. Must prove aforementioned knowledge of Ecuador during an interview

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