IMPORTANT: This information provides guidelines about the visa process. Visa regulations often change, and procedures can vary by Consulate and/or Embassy. Students should verify the current visa application procedures with the appropriate Consulate or Embassy before initiating the process. While every effort is made to ensure these guidelines are updated and as accurate as possible, the Office of Global Education and High Point University cannot guarantee that the visa information posted is the most current. The information included only applies to US citizens.
For stays longer than 90 days, students studying in Ecuador will need a Study Visa (Visa 12:V). You’ll need the following documents to apply:
- Passport with remaining validity of at least 6 months beyond the travel dates
- Police certificate with criminal record of the State where s/he resides.
- Medical certificate.
- Return ticket
- Two passport sized photographs
- Application form (found here- http://www.mmrree.gob.ec/eng/services/solicitud_visa.pdf )
- Certificate of course registration in an educational institution in Ecuador.
- Certificate of financial solvency (either a bank deposit of a reasonable amount to cover expenses –please inquire at the Consulate of your jurisdiction- with a letter stating the intention of the bank of forwarding to the student 10% of that amount per month OR a document signed by a relative stating that the student is supported by his/her family; OR a legal and duly notarized document indicating the student receives some other type of pension).
- Visa and application fee
Download the Visa 12:V Application Form: Download
To apply for or renew a U.S. passport, visit: Passport Information.
For more information about the Ecuadorian study visa requirements, visit: http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/Visa_12-Ve.php.