How to Get a Student Visa for Ecuador

Ecuador Student Visa

Ecuador Student Visa

Got accepted to a school in Ecuador? You are going to need to get a Student Visa for Ecuador before you go.

This type of visa (12-V) is for students who plan to begin, complete or improve their education in government or private facilities with government recognition. It includes students (at all levels, regular school year) and family dependents of the student (spouse, children).

The main hurdle with getting the Ecuador Student Visa is that you need to have a registration or admission certificate from a recognized Ecuadorian Educational Institution. You also are going to have to show that your studies will be for at least six months within a consecutive period of one year.

Go to my Ecuador visa page for information on the other types of visas for Ecuador.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Ecuador Student Visa.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S., check this link here to find where you need to apply based on the State you live in.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S., check this link here.
Gather documentation
Visa fee

The official fee is here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, but I recommend you go to the Embassy or Consulate website you found in Step 1 to confirm the latest visa fee.

Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Your Embassy or Consulate will have detailed visa application submission instructions on their website.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You will have your brand new Ecuador visa.

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