Voluntary Departure


The departure of an alien from the United States without an order of removal. The departure may or may not have been preceded by a hearing before an immigration judge. An alien allowed to voluntarily depart concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time. Failure to depart within the time granted results in a fine and a ten-year bar to several forms of relief from deportation.

How to process the Voluntary Departure

If you would like to conclude a Voluntary Departure, you should fulfill the below requirements.

The DHS/ICE Office in Quito only processes Voluntary Departures for those who live in the following provinces: Bolivar, Esmeraldas, Pastaza, Orellana, Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, Tungurahua, Chimborazo, Napo, Sucumbíos, Morona Santiago, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo.

Note: If you reside in another province, you should send an email to DHS/ICE Guayaquil to obtain the procedures for verification of a voluntary departure: ICEGuayaquil@state.gov.

If you reside in one of the provinces included in the previous paragraph, you can write to the following email: ICEQuito@state.gov  and will be given an appointment


To submit notification of departure, you must present one of the following forms: G-146, I-392, I-210.


  1. DHS Forms: The above forms must be issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Do not fill out any information in these documents.
  2. Departure Record:  I-94 form, if you did not render it upon exit from the United States.
  3. Passport: Original and a clear color copy of the principal sheet that contains your information as well as the sheet that contains the stamp of entry into Ecuador (stamped/printed by the Migration Police).  In case of loss of a foreign passport, you must obtain a new one.
  4. National ID Card: A valid national identification card and a clear color copy.
  5. Boarding Pass: You must present a clear color copy of your boarding pass (not electronic or printed ticket) from the inbound flight to Ecuador.  If a boarding pass is not available, you must bring a certificate from the airline, which includes your full name; date of birth; date, hour, flight number; and ports of embarkation/arrival.
  6. Certificate of Migratory Movement: This certificate can be obtained at the “Dirección Nacional de Migración” located at José Félix Barreiro N50-45 y De los Álamos, Quito, Tel. (02) 2412633; or at the “Jefatura Provincial de Migración de Pichincha” located at Av. Amazonas N32-171 y Av. República, Quito, Tel. (02) 2441184.
  7. Photograph: A passport-style color photograph, less than 30 days old and with a white background.  The image must have these dimensions: 5cm x 5cm and must be taken from the front, showing the entire face from the hair line to the chin.  Do not wear hats, earrings or lenses. Both eyes must be shown. Please write your name on the back of the photograph with pen only.
  8. Local Information: Current local address, telephone number in Ecuador, and an email.
  9. U.S. References: Names, addresses and telephone numbers of two U.S. references in the United States.

NOTE:  If you do not comply with all the above requirements, your request cannot be processed.  If you posted bond with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, you must wait until DHS processes the request, which can take up to six months.  Once paperwork is submitted and if you have any questions regarding your specific case, please contact the DHS office that processed your deportation in the United States.