I’m hoping to receive some advice on an Immigration visa from those who have immigrated to Ecuador using this type of visa; actually, I need some help. I will be applying for the Foreign Pension Immigration Visa. I know that I qualify as my pension exceeds the $800.00 requirement plus the $100.00 requirement for each additional dependent. I also have my income from teaching English as a foreign language.
I have all my documentation notarized, authenticated, and apostilled that is needed. My mistake was I was told by someone living in Guayaquil that all I needed to do is go to the consulate in Georgia and apply for my visa. I’ve learned that this is incorrect. I double checked with the embassy in D.C. and the email stated I must start my visa application in Ecuador. The email was vague and I understood it as I could get a Tourist visa in Ecuador and apply for my Immigration visa, but while doing some research, I discovered that I cannot apply for my Immigration visa while being in Ecuador on a Tourist visa.
I’m hoping someone can push me in the right direction! What visa will I need to apply for in order to enter Ecuador and apply for my Immigration visa? Will I be able to remain in Ecuador while waiting for the Immigration to be approved?
I realize that I’ll probably have to redo all of my documentation as the apostille is already 50 days old and they’re only good for 180 days. It feels like I’ve hit some obstacles and I’m getting a little frustrated!
I’d appreciate any advice.
Hope to talk soon.