The Consular Section aims to coordinate the applications of Ecuadorian citizens abroad and foreigners with interests in the country, which are related to citizen services such as passport issuance, civil registration acts, notarial acts, apostilles and consular registration.


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[Updated April 15, 2021]

The Foreign Ministry, in compliance with the provisions of the Organic Law on Human Mobility and the Law on Consular Rights, and with the favorable report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, issued the new Consular and Diplomatic Tariff —through Ministerial Agreement 0000036, of April 15, 2021—. The new tariff contains the values that users must pay for the services provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility in the zonal coordination —at the national level—, and at the consular offices —at the international level—.



With this precedent, the Foreign Ministry complies with informing the public that:


1. The cost for notarial acts abroad were updated, having been equated to the resolution of the Judiciary Council 010-2015, of January 29, 2015, in which the rates of notarial acts in the country are determined.


2. The acts of civil registry that are carried out in the consular offices of Ecuador abroad, are provided by express delegation of the General Directorate of Civil Registry, Identification and Cedulation, consequently, it is this entity that sets the values that must be collected for services rendered.


3. In relation to the value of the electronic passport, it is important to indicate that it was equated with the cost of this document in Ecuador, set by the General Directorate of Civil Registry, Identification and Cedulation.


The electronic passport has the following benefits for users:


a) Its validity period is greater in relation to the mechanical passport, being 10 years instead of six; which contributes to the mobility of Ecuadorian citizens abroad, as well as to an adequate exercise of their rights and obligations.


b) It has an electronic reading chip incorporated that improves the security and quality of the document, thus complying with the international standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), by reducing the possibilities of adulteration and forgery, as well as the identity theft of the passport holder.


c) The verification of the information of the bearer, through the reading of the chip, is fast, which facilitates the transit through the international migration control points (air, sea and land).


d) Guarantees the identity of the user, through the validation of fingerprints, photo and signature in the issuance process.


e) The electronic passport is a step forward in relation to machine-readable passports, it is valid throughout the world and enjoys greater reliability.


Considering that the Ecuadorian community abroad cannot do without having this document —while the process of implementing the electronic passport service lasts—, the delivery of machine-readable passports will continue.


Machine readable passports will remain valid until their expiration date.





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