Ecuador’s NEW Digital Nomad Visa (Rules & Requirements)

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In March 2022, Ecuador announced changes to its Rentista Visa, which effectively makes it a Digital Nomad Visa. If you have online income from abroad, you may qualify for this Ecuador temporary residency visa.

If you are a digital nomad or work remotely for a company abroad or as a freelancer, you need to show an income of $1,275/month + $250/month/dependent, or a yearly income of $15,300 + $3,000/year/dependent. These amounts are based on bank statements for the previous 3 to 12 months.

Additionally, you need to prove you work for a real corporation or LLC by providing the legal business documents. If you are a freelancer, you need to have your own legal LLC.

You may also need proof of your work contract or employment that states you will continue to earn an income for at least 2 years after you move to Ecuador.

You’ll also need to provide an FBI background check, a state police report, a marriage license for a dependent spouse, and birth certificates for dependent children.

You also need to provide proof of health insurance either from a private Ecuadorian insurance company, or from an international plan that specifically states you will be covered in Ecuador.

All of these documents must be less than 6 months old and they need to have an apostille (except the bank statements). If you’re from Canada, the documents need to be legalized by the Ecuadorian consulate. Then they need to be translated into Spanish by a certified Ecuadorian translator and notarized by an Ecuadorian notary.

For more details about Ecuador temporary resident visas and some tips to make the application process go more smoothly, check out our full article.

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