Ecuador Immigration Services

Newland Chase offers full support with all aspects of corporate immigration to Ecuador. Please find an overview of the typical corporate immigration processes below. Every situation is unique, so please do get in touch, either through your usual Newland Chase contact or using the details on the right hand side of the page. Our immigration experts will be glad to discuss your needs in greater detail.

Immigration Summary

The Temporary Residence for Working Purposes is the standard immigration process for qualified assignees, local hires or self-employed workers to work in Ecuador on a temporary basis. An application may be submitted post-arrival in Ecuador or at the relevant Ecuadorian consulate abroad. The visa is issued for up to two years, after which it is possible to apply for permanent residence.

Nationals of a member or an associate member country of MERCOSUR (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) do not require work authorisation to take up employment in Ecuador, but are required to apply for a MERCOSUR Visa post arrival or at the relevant Ecuadorian consulate abroad.

Nationals of a member or an associate member country of UNASUR (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay) do not require work authorisation to take up employment in Ecuador, but are required to apply for a UNASUR Visa post-arrival. The UNASUR visa can also be applied for at the relevant Ecuadorian consulate abroad.

Venezuelan nationals do not require work authorisation to take up employment in Ecuador, but are required to apply for a visa post arrival or at the corresponding Ecuadorian consulate abroad.