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Specific inquiries about visas during COVID-19

Current Visa Services Quito Nonimmigrant Visas: Interview Waiver Cases only Guayaquil Nonimmigrant Visas: Interview Waiver Cases, F, M, J, C1/D visa applications, as well as limited H, L, O, P, Q, R, and E visa applications. Immigrant Visas: IH, IR1,IR2, CR1, CR2 and K visas Neither Quito nor Guayaquil are processing routine or new B1/B2 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Ecuador Announces 30-Day State of Emergency

Message to U.S. Citizens Ecuador Announces 30-Day State of Emergency December 21, 2020 On December 21, the Government of Ecuador announced a 30-day state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All U.S citizen tourists and residents are subject to local laws, including those related to the state of emergency. New restrictions ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador Event: There has been a recent increase in violent crime in the southern region of Guayaquil, including multiple targeted assassinations and attempted assassinations against port employees. The U.S. Embassy has directed official personnel traveling to the port to take additional security measures when in the vicinity. Actions to Take Exercise caution if transiting ...
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Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue

JOINT STATEMENT United States and Ecuador Convene Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue December 11, 2020 The United States and Ecuador convened the third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue on December 11, 2020, in accordance with the June 2018 commitment between Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to expand bilateral dialogue ...
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CLARIFYING THE AVAILABILTY OF VISA APPOINTMENTS

Due to the effects of the pandemic, the U.S. Mission to Ecuador is currently unable to process most routine, non-immigrant visa applications, including those for first time B (tourist) visa applications. However, our consular sections are processing nonimmigrant visa renewals and emergency appointments, and the Consulate General in Guayaquil continues to process a limited number ...
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