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Permanent Residency in Ecuador: How to obtain this special visa.

Permanent residency refers to the resident status of a person in a country of which he is not a citizen. In this case, it is the status that immigrants are granted to live and work in Ecuador.


The reasons that may encourage you to reside in this South American country are the friendliness of the inhabitants, the great job opportunities, the quality of health, the convenient prices of basic services that make the country offer a great quality of life at a reasonable price, among other causes.


What are the different ways to obtain a permanent residence visa in Ecuador?


1. Permanent residence visa for the second degree of consanguinity or affinity.


It is the authorization granted by the Ecuadorian State to foreigners who intend to settle in the country to carry out legal activities and who prove that they are relatives within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity of an Ecuadorian citizen or foreigner with permanent residence in Ecuador.


2. Permanent residence visa for a minor or person with a disability.


It is granted to foreign minors or people with disabilities who depend on an Ecuadorian or foreign person who has permanent residence and who intends to settle in the country.


3. Permanent residence visa agreements.


The Ecuadorian State delivers it to foreigners who intend to settle in the country to carry out legal activities and who prove that they are part of an agreement.


4. MERCOSUR permanent residence visa.


It is granted to foreigners from the States Parties to the Mercosur Residence Agreement who intend to settle in the country to carry out legal activities with regular immigration status.


5. Permanent residence visa for marriage.


In this case, a marriage bond with an Ecuadorian or foreigner who has an indefinite visa and who intends to settle in the country and carry out legal activities must be proven.


6. UNASUR permanent residence visa


Here, permanent residence is aimed at all foreigners from South America, except Colombians, who enter the country intending to establish legal activities with regular immigration status.


As you can see, there are a variety of opportunities to obtain this type of residence in order to live in an optimal place such as this South American country.

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