Residency Visa Calculator

Last Updated: 6th April 2021
Written by Jason Scott
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Our Ecuador Residency Visa Calculator helps you quickly determine which temporary residency visas you may be eligible for. Try it out below, it should only take 30 seconds!

Calculate Your Ecuadorian Visa Eligibility


Ecuador has some of the lowest income requirements for residency visas in the world!

Do you receive at least $400 monthly income from OUTSIDE of Ecuador?

What is the source of this income?

Will you have at least $1,200 in savings when you apply?

Do you have a child, parent, or spouse that is an Ecuadorian resident?

Specific Visa Eligibility

There are numerous visa types. These responses will help determine your eligibility for them.

Is this income guaranteed for the duration of the 2 year temporary residency?

Do you have a university degree?

Are you comfortable investing $40K in Ecuador - either in property or a Certificate of Deposit for a 2 year period?

Do you have a child, parent, or spouse that is an Ecuadorian resident?

Background Check

Like most countries, Ecuador does require a basic criminal background check

Do you have any criminal convictions?

How serious was the crime & how long ago?

Your Result

Oh no, it appears you may not be eligible for the Investor, Professional, Retirement, Rentista, or Amparo (Dependant) residency visas for Ecuador.

But, it may still be worthwhile checking your individual circumstances with a visa facilitator. Would you like to send a message to our recommended visa facilitator?

Yay! It appears as though you may be eligible for the following Ecuadorian temporary residency visa(s):

Even with an old misdemeanor, you still have the possibility of obtaining the following Ecuadorian temporary residency visa(s):

Your criminal conviction does mean your visa application will have a higher risk of not being accepted. It may still be possible for you to apply for the following Ecuadorian temporary residency visa(s):

Investor Visa

Professional Visa

Retirement Visa

Amparo (Dependant) Visa

Rentista Visa

Are you planning on applying on your own, or would you prefer assistance from a visa facilitator?

We can put you in touch with our preferred facilitator if you'd like? You can ask questions or start the visa process directly with them.

We do encourage all applicants with a criminal conviction to seek legal advice on the likelihood of their application being accepted.

Would you like to send a message to our recommend visa facilitator?

Contact a Visa Facilitator

Free Visa Eligibility Cheat Sheet

We've created a cheat sheet that summarizes these eligibility requirements that you can print out or just keep for future reference when you're ready to apply for a temporary residency visa.

Download it by leaving your details below.

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Get Visa Eligibility Cheat Sheet

How to use the visa calculator

Start by answering the first question. Your response will determine the next question, and so on. Continue answering the questions until you've established which visas may apply to you.

How long does it take?

It should only take you 30 seconds to 1 minute to run through the questions & determine your eligibility.

Which visas are included?

We've focused on the 5 visas that are most popular with expats moving to Ecuador. These are:

  1. Professional Visa
  2. Retirement Visa
  3. Investor Visa
  4. Rentista Visa
  5. Amparo (or Dependant) Visa

There are other visa types such as student and volunteer visas that we have not included. Feel free to get in contact with us if you'd like to enquire about your eligibility for these other visa types.

Should I rely on this calculator as legal advice?

Absolutely not. This visa calculator is designed to give you an idea of the types of visas you MAY be eligible for. We've covered the main visa requirements, but we always suggest contacting a visa facilitator if you have any questions about your specific circumstances. You can contact us if you'd like a facilitator recommendation.

Is this calculator using the updated visa requirements?

Yes, this calculator uses Ecuador's updated visa rules from February 2021. We'll continue to make sure the calculator is updated with any major new updates.

Feedback wanted

Did you find this residency visa calculator useful? Awesome, please let us know in the comments below. Hated it? That's great feedback too - please share your thoughts on how it can be improved.

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