AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – May 16, 2018   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Consulate will offer notarial services and accept passport applications in the City of Cuenca on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.   Where:           Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2018 Location: City of Borbón, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: An improvised explosive device detonated at an Ecuadorian naval station in Borbón, Ecuador on March 16, 2018. Initial reports state there were no injuries or deaths, but significant damage to the facility. This is in Esmeralda ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee to Increase by $10.00 on April 2, 2018

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Passport Execution Fee to Increase by $10.00 on April 2, 2018 March 16, 2018 Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.go

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov March 9, 2018 Location: Ecuador Event: This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Schedule Change for U.S. Passport Pick-Up and Appointment-Free Renewals for Adults

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Schedule Change for U.S. Passport Pick-Up and Appointment-Free Renewals for Adults (starting March 1st, 2018) February 21, 2018 To better serve U.S. citizens in the Guayaquil consular district, the American Citizen Services Unit will institute new hours for U.S. passport pick-up and appointment-free renewals (form DS-82), beginning March ...
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Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador

Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (January 29, 2018) Location:  Coastal locations in the following provinces in Ecuador: Esmeraldas Manabí Santa Elena Guayas Galapagos Event:  On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the Ecuadorian Secretariat of Risk Management will conduct a tsunami evacuation drill in the coastal areas of five provinces.  Sirens will indicate the ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Esmeraldas province January 28, 2018 Location: City of San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador City of Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: A car bomb caused damage to a local police command center in the early hours of Saturday morning, January 27, 2018 in the city of San Lorenzo, ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Galapagos region January 16, 2018   Location: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event: According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future. The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised visitors to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 5, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder December 22, 2017 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 there are large crowds, and U.S. citizens are strongly ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas December 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas in Quito. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area for the rest of the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue November 28, 2017 Police have closed Shyris Avenue between Portugal Street and Holanda Street because of potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters and these street closings may be extended if circumstances warrant. The atmosphere is politically ...
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Expat Information Fair in Cuenca

October 18, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that it will take part in an informational fair designed for foreign residents in Cuenca on October 18, 2017. The External Relations Office of the Municipality of Cuenca will be hosting an information fair for the expat community.  The fair’s aim ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito October 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat to the Unicornio Shopping Center in Quito. According to police contacts, the shopping center has been evacuated and is being searched by Ecuadorian authorities. All U.S. citizens are ...
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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – October 19, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Consulate will offer notarial services and accept passport applications in the City of Cuenca on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Where: Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 y Honorato Vásquez Cuenca When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, by appointment ...
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Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Cotacachi and Quito on April 24-25, 2017

Federal Benefits/Social Security Town Hall Meetings The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Quito and Cotacachi to offer general information sessions and individual consultations for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefits programs. General Information Sessions The Regional Federal Benefits Officer will ...
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Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Guayaquil and Cuenca on April 19-20, 2017

Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Guayaquil and Cuenca   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Guayaquil and Cuenca to offer general information sessions and individual consultations for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefits programs. General Information ...
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Immigrant Visa and American Citizen Services Information Session

Immigrant Visa and American Citizen Services Information Session Consular representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil will host an information session explaining the process how U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents can petition family members (spouses, children, parents and siblings) for immigration to the United States and to inform the local community of the ...
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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – April 21, 2017

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – April 21, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Consulate will offer notarial services, accept passport applications, and deliver completed passports in the city of Cuenca on Friday, April 21, 2017. Where:            Abraham Lincoln Center Calle ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence March 31, 2017 The Ecuadorian presidential election will be held on April 2 and may create the potential for violent protests. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy recommends all U.S. citizens avoid the area near the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) in Quito ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air February 7, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that, effective immediately, U.S. government personnel under Chief of Mission authority in Ecuador are prohibited from using Curaçao-based Insel Air for official travel. This message is an update to a February 3, 2017, security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air February 3, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. You are receiving this message because Insel Air also ...
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Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago January 26, 2017 The Government of Ecuador declared a 30-day state of emergency for the province of Morona Santiago on December 14, 2016. On January 12, the government extended the state of emergency for an additional 30 days. We recommend U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary travel ...
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Telephone Outage July 23, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens Telephone Outage July 23, 2016 July 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito would like to inform U.S. citizens throughout Ecuadorthat the Embassy’s telephone switch will be taken offline on Saturday, July 23 from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in order to perform maintenance and upgrades.  All Embassy telephone lines will ...
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Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot

Message for U.S. Citizens Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot January 15, 2016 Make sure your ballots arrive in 2016 Register to vote now and request your ballots for the year. The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and serves as a request for your state’s absentee ballots for the year. It ...
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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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