The easy way to retire in Ecuador is to get your Retirement Visa in the US or Canada before you come to Ecuador. The most popular permanent resident visa is the Foreign Pension Visa (9-I). It is considered the easiest of all immigration visas to obtain. However, preparing the required documentation can still be a daunting task to anyone planning to retire in Ecuador.
The Foreign Pension or Retirement Visa requires proof of your monthly retirement income of no less than $800, plus an additional $100 for each family member. This proof can either be a Verification of Benefits letter from the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), which can be obtained online, or an independent retirement plan payout. You will also need a criminal background check for the last 5 years for you and any family member aged 18 and over, who will relocate with you.
Get Your Documents Legalized
Even though the process of obtaining a Pension Visa has gotten easier, it can still take weeks to compile all the necessary original documents and have them notarized and apostilled. If you have lived in more than one state, you may have to cross state lines in order to get your documents legalized, and notary procedures often differ from state to state.
The Easy Way
Gringo Visas makes getting your documents notarized and apostilled fast and easy, because we have an office in the United States. This allows you to gather your original documents and send them directly to our office, and we take care of the rest. Your original documents will be notarized and apostilled, then sent to our Cuenca office in Ecuador for translation into Spanish. In no time at all, you’ll be able to pick up your Foreign Pension Visa at your nearest Ecuadorian Consulate. Once you have your permanent resident Visa stamped in your passport, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you have your Visa before you leave your home country. Upon your arrival in Ecuador, we will have your Visa registered with the authorities.
Go To The Expat Visa Experts
Gringo Visas is committed to obtaining your Ecuadorian Residency Visa – fast, easy and affordable by doing what we do best, nothing but Visas. As the only Visa service provider with offices both in Ecuador (Cuenca and Quito), and in the United States, Gringo Visas bilingual staff, including legal counsel, is positioned to help you obtain your Visa.
If you’re ready to apply for your Visa, please fill out our Client Profile on the Contact Page of our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: Ecuador 098 915 3622 in the United States 203 648 4511
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