Holiday Safety

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Safety December 21, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens that as holiday celebrations in Ecuador are beginning, so too is the seasonal surge in crime.  The threat of street crime (e.g. purse snatchings, pickpockets) is higher in areas where …

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Statement by the Press Secretary

From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country.    The President will make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to discuss the election results …

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U.S. Mission Launches New Web Platform

The Mission of the United States in Ecuador is pleased to announce the launch of our new web platform: https://ec.usembassy.gov (English version) and https://ec.usembassy.gov/es (Spanish version). This redesigned platform offers all information relating to the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil in one place.  With a modern, intuitive, and mobile-friendly design, the …

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Registration opens for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Calling young entrepreneurs to participate in the “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)” sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The program seeks 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean for a professional training program to take place in October-November 2016.  To register visit https://ylai.state.gov/ Selected participants will have the opportunity to join the …

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Assistant Secretary Bond Travelled to Ecuador

Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond travelled  to Ecuador May 16-19 to review consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil. In Quito, Assistant Secretary Bond met with senior Ecuadorian officials to discuss cooperation on international parental child abductions and efforts to strengthen people-to-people ties. En …

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Update on April 16 earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Update on April 16 earthquake April 22, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake, and sent a consular assistance team to Manabí this week to locate U.S. citizens needing assistance.  Please contact us at EcuadorEmergencyUSC@state.gov if you need assistance, …

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Update on April 16 earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Update on April 16 earthquake April 19, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake.  We have sent a Consular Assistance Team to Manabí to provide consular assistance to U.S. citizens, including accounting for U.S. citizens in the area, helping …

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Urgent Message regarding April 16 Earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Urgent message regarding April 16 earthquake April 17, 2016 We express our condolences on the tragic loss of life resulting from the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, and our thoughts go out to all those affected. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Ecuadorian authorities. We recommend …

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URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Security Message for U.S. Citizens URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake April 16, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito would like to inform U.S. citizens throughout Ecuador that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1858 in northern Ecuador. Some local damage to buildings and possibly to bridges and roadways has been reported in Quito and Guayaquil. Cell phone …

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Release of U.S. Department of State 2015 Human Rights Reports

On April 13, the U.S. Department of State published the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — which describe the status of internationally recognized human rights in countries around the world, including those rights reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You can read the full reports at  www.state.gov

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SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016

The Business Unit of the Embassy announce the opening of registration for SelectUSA’s Investment Summit to take place in Washington, D.C., June 19 to 21, 2016. If you represent a company and are considering starting operations or expanding, SelectUSA’s can help you find the answers you need efficiently, saving you time and money. You will …

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Updated CDC Zika Guidance

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Updated CDC Zika Guidance March 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised travel notice for Ecuador regarding the Zika virus . Travel to elevations higher than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level is considered to have minimal likelihood …

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Crime Advisory

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Crime Advisory March 1, 2016 In light of recent media reports regarding the robbery and murder of two foreign tourists in Montañita, a beach popular with tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens of the critical crime threat present in Ecuador. The …

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Graduation of English Access Microscholarship Program

On January 23, 45 students from Manta, Portoviejo, and Santo Domingo graduated from one of the English Access Microscholarship Programs that the U.S. Embassy sponsors throughout Ecuador. The U.S. Consul General, Patricia Fietz, attended the ceremony and congratulated the students on their effort and commitment to learn a second language.  After two years of education …

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Zika Virus Advisory

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Advisory January 15, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the Zika Virus . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800-CDCINFO (1-800-232-4636) …

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Concerts by Award-Winning Blues Guitarist in Riobamba, Guayaquil, and Quito

The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil have publicly invited people to attend to the following free concerts, featuring Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell, sponsored by the Quito Blues Festival 2015, la Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Chimborazo and el Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano de Guayaquil: Riobamba: Tuesday, August 4th, 19h00, …

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Enhancements to Consular Services in Quito and Guayaquil

The Consular Section of the Embassy in Quito and the US General Consulate in Guayaquil, in order to enhance our customer’s experience, have made several improvements to our processes.  These include expanding the interview waiver program for non-immigrant visas, and offering a more efficient process.  As of July 6: Applicant will not be required to …

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Instructions on New Visa Renewal Process via DHL

The Consular Section of the Embassy in Quito and the US General Consulate in Guayaquil, in order to enhance our customer’s experience, have made several improvements to our processes. These include expanding the interview waiver for non-immigrant visas, and offering a more efficient process. As of July 6: Applicant will not be required to be …

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