Digital Nomad Visa in Ecuador

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Ecuadorian Digital Nomad Visa

The Digital Nomad Visa in Ecuador was launched on September 27, 2022 by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism. The campaign aims to increase awareness about the benefits of working remotely from Ecuador and is looking forward to targeting foreign nationals who own a company or provide services to a company or person located in a foreign address with the option to reside and work remotely from Ecuador without local sponsorship.

Digital Nomad Visa in Ecuador

Requirements

-Be an eligible foreign national from any of the countries listed here.

-Valid passport for at least six months before applying.

-Work remotely: You must work as an employee, or freelancer, or own a business located outside of Ecuador

-Eligible applicants must have earned a minimum of USD 1,275 per month in the last three months (or three times the current minimum wage in Ecuador USD $425.00) or a total of USD 15,300 over the past year.

-Health insurance coverage.

-Clean criminal record.

-Pay the visa fee (around USD $450.00)

Digital Nomad Visa in Ecuador

Process

Applicants of the Ecuadorian Digital Nomad Visa can submit their application online through the Virtual Consulate Website and complete either a virtual or an in-person interview, depending on the consulate. Upon approval and visa payment (approximately USD $450), applicants receive an electronic visa. It can take the government approximately five business days to process visa applications, depending on their workload.

Family members can apply for a dependent visa (visa de amparo) after the principal applicant obtains their digital nomad visa. The principal visa holder must demonstrate additional monthly income of at least USD $250 per each dependent.

Digital Nomad Visa in Ecuador

However, it is important to mention that an Ecuadorian digital nomad visa does not allow foreign nationals to perform local work in Ecuador. Also, applicants must hold a private medical insurance valid in Ecuador and have a clean criminal record for their entire period of stay.

On the other hand, if you are already in the country as a tourist and you would like to apply for a Tourist Visa Extension, which will allow you to stay in the country for up to 90 additional days, you can check our article Extend your tourist visa for an extra 90 days

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