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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Candidates for Ecuador’s Presidency

Quito, March 29, 2021– U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick met separately over the past week with both candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Andrés Arauz (UNES) and Guillermo Lasso (CREO).  The meetings provided opportunities to exchange views on the challenges facing both the United States and Ecuador, as well as to discuss potential ...
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United States Announces Increased B1/B2 Visa Validity for Ecuadorians

Standard Visas for Business & Tourism Will Be Valid for 10 Years   Quito, March 26, 2021—The period of validity for new U.S. tourist and business visas (categories B1 and B2) issued to Ecuadorian applicants will increase from five years to 10 years, effective April 8th.  U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick made the announcement today when meeting with Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Antonio Mejía Dalmau.  This achievement, which will benefit hundreds of thousands of ...
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Statement from Ambassador Fitzpatrick on the Ecuadorian Electoral Campaign

The United States congratulates presidential candidates Andrés Arauz and Guillermo Lasso, who are to participate in Ecuador’s run-off election.  Ecuador’s democratic institutions have confirmed the results of the first-round election in accordance with their constitutional responsibilities and the country’s laws.​  We also recognize the campaign run by Yaku Pérez and those who supported that historic effort, as well ...
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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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Statement by Amb. Fitzpatrick on Ecuador’s Election

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ecuador for exercising that most sacred democratic right of voting for their leaders, especially during this global pandemic.  Our appreciation as well to all the public servants and volunteers who made this election possible.  While this first result appears to be close, particularly in ...
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