How to Get a Tourist Visa for Ecuador

Ecuador Tourist Visa

Ecuador Tourist Visa

Going to Ecuador on tourism? Perhaps you are headed to Quito, Ecuador or taking a trip over to the Galapagos Islands? If you fall into this group, you might need to get a Tourist Visa for Ecuador.

This type of visa (12-X) is for temporary visitors for lawful purposes: tourism, sports, health, education, science or art.

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 Tourist Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Ecuador: No.

  • U.S. citizens traveling for business or tourism on a tourist passport can enter Ecuador for up to 90 days per calendar year without a visa.  Extensions for up to another 90 days can be requested through the provincial migration offices.
  • If you are planning a visit longer than 90 days, you must obtain a visa in advance of your arrival.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Ecuador

  • Check this page here at the Embassy of Ecuador to see if you need a visa before you go to Ecuador.


Find your closest consulate
Gather documentation

While I recommend you go to the Embassy or Consulate website you found in Step 1, the official list of required documents is here.

Visa fee

The official fee is here, 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.

Vaccination information

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