Social Security

Services we provide

 

We can only provide this service if you never had a Social Security number and are:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Over 12 years old

You can apply for a Social Security Number at the U.S. Embassy in Quito or the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil.  In order to do this, you need to send an e-mail to the section that you would like to apply on:

  • U.S. Embassy in Quito: fbuquito@state.gov
  • U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil: acsguayaquil@state.gov

You will receive a response with the steps to follow.

 

For all other inquiries and requests, you need to contact Regional Federal Benefits Office at Santo Domingo: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/services-we-provide-2/.

In the unfortunate event that a person that received Social Security payments passes away, any survivor can report the death.

If the beneficiary was a U.S. Citizen, please follow the steps posted on our website related to Death of a U.S. Citizen.

If the beneficiary was not a U.S. Citizen, you need to report the death directly to the Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo Domingo.

For all other inquiries and requests, you need to contact Regional Federal Benefits Office at Santo Domingo: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/services-we-provide-2/.

If you have already contacted the RFBO in Santo Domingo to request your Social Security number and the only requirement that is missing is for you to send notarized copies of the documents:

Please schedule an appointment for a notarial service on our Notarial Services webpage and please don’t forget to bring your printed request (e-mail) from SSA so we can waive any fees related to this service.

 

If you reside in Ecuador and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Santo Domingo.  For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/.

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.