Hello all, new member here with a few questions and this is my current situation. I am a US citizen living in the US and will be marrying my girlfriend who is an Ecuadorian national. We plan on getting married in Ecuador and permanently residing in the country but I have a few questions regarding the formalities.
My first question is do I need to apply for a type 12IX non-immigrant visa and then enter Ecuador or can I enter with the standard 90 day tourist visa, get married and then apply for a change of status within the country? Also, if I enter on the 12IX visa and get married can I remain in Ecuador while my residency paperwork is being processed? Lastly, do you have to wait 75 days after entering the country to get married (I have seen yes and no).
Any other advice or info would be appreciated