Investment Visa Overview

Ecuador Residency & Citizenship options

Ecuador residency is a good option for a number of reasons. First, Ecuador offers a very attractive tax regime for residents. There is no Ecuadorian income tax on foreign-earned income, and Ecuador also has a number of double taxation treaties with other countries. This means that Ecuador residency can be a very tax-efficient way to structure your affairs.

Program 1
  • Name
    Temporary residence visa
  • Description

    The temporary residency visa is valid for two years and can be renewed once for another two years as long as the holder does not leave the country for more than 90 days per year cumulatively during the time of residence. A foreign national may seek for citizenship or permanent residency after the third year of residency.

  • Requirements

    A foreign national may apply for a temporary residency visa under the Ley Orgánica de Movilidad Humana (Human Mobility Act) if he or she can demonstrate sufficient means of livelihood (about US$1,000 per month). Dependents may be added, however the needed sum may be larger.

  • Validity
    2 years
  • Investment Type
    Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    $1,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    45 days per year (90 cumulative in 2 years)
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Ecuadorian passport is presently ranked 57th. It allows citizens of 95 countries to travel without a visa. It receives a medium mobility score as a result of this. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Ecuadorian passport holders in countries such as Singapore, Russia, China, Brazil, and Turkey. Ecuadorian nationals require a visa to visit over 134 countries across the world. This necessitates some extensive travel planning. The European Union as a whole, the United States, and Australia are all visa-required destinations." According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Egyptian passport is now ranked 93rd.

Passport Rank

57

Visa Free Countries

95

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    59
  • Visa on Arrival
    35
  • Visa Online
    1
  • Visa Required
    22
  • Visa Free Access
    China
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    47%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    46%
Passport Ranking Factors

Ecuador Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Ecuador passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Ecuador passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Ecuador passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 59 Ecuador passport visa-free countries, 35 Ecuador visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destination. In total, Ecuador passport holders can visit 95 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or through an eTA. As a result, the Ecuador passport is ranked 57th in the world. In addition to these Ecuador visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Ecuador passport holders must also apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 134 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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