Message for U.S. Citizens: The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Ecuador on November 7, 2019.

Message for U.S. Citizens November 7, 2019 The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Ecuador on November 7, 2019   Travel Advisory – November 7, 2019 Ecuador – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution C U Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 17, 2019 Location Streets and roads throughout the country, including key routes to the Quito airport, are open.  Public transportation and schools have resumed, and stores have reopened and restocked.  We recommend that all U.S. citizens continue to exercise increased caution and remain vigilant as demonstrations could …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Be Ready

Crisis Abroad: Be Ready – U.S. Mission, Ecuador, October 16, 2019 Think Ahead Recent events in Ecuador serve as a reminder that crises may occur anywhere at any time. The country is prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions. The U.S. Mission in Ecuador reminds U.S. citizens of the importance of preparing …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 14, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades have been lifted in cities and towns throughout the country, including within Quito, as part of an agreement reached between the Government of Ecuador and protest organizers. Event The Embassy is closely following announcements that …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 12, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country, including within the capital Quito, as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and …

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Travel Advisory: The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Ecuador

Travel Advisory October 9, 2019 Ecuador – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Demonstrations and road blockades continue throughout the country and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. There are reports of associated …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 8, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country.  There …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 7, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event Although some transportation unions announced the suspension of their strike October 4, other groups continue to protest. The Embassy continues to …

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Notice about routine services at the U.S. Embassy Quito on October 9, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9, Embassy Quito and Consulate Guayaquil will be closed for all visa and routine U.S. citizen services. The Embassy and Consulate Consular Sections will be open for emergency U.S. citizen services only. If you had a visa appointment for October 9, please check your email for instructions on how to reschedule.

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert Update

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 5, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of continued demonstrations. Event Although the transportation unions announced the end of their strike October 4, other groups continue their protests. The Embassy continues to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (Update)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 4, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country as …

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Notice about routine services at the U.S. Embassy Quito on October 4, 2019

On Friday, October 4, Embassy Quito will be closed for all visa and routine U.S. citizen services. The Consular Section will be open for emergency U.S. citizen services only. If you had a visa appointment for October 4 please check your email for instructions on how to reschedule.

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 3, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification of multiple road blockades in Quito, Santo Domingo, Cuenca, and Esmeraldas as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Other cities may also be affected. Event The Embassy has received reports of demonstrations and road blockades in and around …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – September 25, 2019

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – September 25, 2019 – September 25, 2019  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, September 25, 2019. Where:            …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the recent issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: July 4th Celebration The Embassy and Consulate Welcome Ambassador Fitzpatrick Emergency Preparedness CLVs Needed: Please Volunteer USNS comfort visits Ecuador Meet the Guayaquil ACS Team Meet the Quito ACS Team Passport renewal by DHL American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter – Summer 2019

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Social Security Individual Consultations in Cuenca and Guayaquil

Social Security Individual Consultations in Cuenca and Guayaquil   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Cuenca and Guayaquil to offer individual consultations by appointment for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefit programs.   CUENCA Abraham Lincoln Center, Calle Borrero …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito

Message for U.S. Citizens – Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito   Location:  U.S. Embassy Quito – Avigirias Av E12-170 and Eloy Alfaro Av. Quito, Ecuador Event:   Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito. The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – July 16, 2019 Location: 6 de Diciembre and Granados Ave. Shyris near Quicentro Mall. El Ciclista circle. The road to Cumbaya from Ave. Simón Bolivar. Arbolito Park. 10 de Agosto and Patria near El Ejido Park/ The Social Security Building. Panamericana (north and south bound) roads. Demonstrations are …

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Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito

Location:  U.S. Embassy Quito Avigirias Av E12-170 and Eloy Alfaro Av Quito, Ecuador Event:   Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito. The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in San Jose, Costa Rica, will visit Quito to assist beneficiaries with specific questions regarding …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 28, 2019)

Location: Sangay Volcano, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. Event:  According to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, there is increased volcanic activity at Sangay volcano.  The Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism recommends that visitors do not hike up to the crater or approach the high areas of the volcano. Actions to Take: Avoid the area near …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the recent issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: 2018: Advancing U.S. Goals for Mutual Gain USNS Comfort Visits Ecuador An Interview with Ambassador Todd Chapman Join the American Liaison Network What’s New for U.S. Citizens? Enroll in STEP 2018 By The Numbers American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter Winter 2019 (PDF – 2.044 …

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Message for Department of Defense Retirees and Eligible Family Members Enrolled in TRICARE

Please direct all questions or comments to DAOQuito@state.gov *** Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the International SOS and TRICARE Area Office – Latin America and Canada will visit Quito to provide information and address any issues or concerns regarding the TRICARE Overseas program. Who: TRICARE Overseas beneficiaries When:  October …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

Estamos gustosos de presentar la edición más reciente del Boletín de Noticias de la Sección de Servicios para Ciudadanos Estadounidenses (ACS). Esta edición contamos con los siguientes artículos (en inglés): Notes from the Consul General Lessons from the 2016 Earthquake Ecuadorian Response to Crises What to Expect From the Embassy During a Crisis Crisis Preparedness …

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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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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 Newsletter

We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: Information about Passports, Photos, Taxes Zika Information Sheet Travel Alerts/Warnings Quito U.S. Citizen Services Guayaquil U.S. Citizen Services American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1  (PDF – 539 KB)

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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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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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