How to renew your Ecuadorian passport in Spain

Last updated on March 27th, 2024 at 06:17 pm

One of the most important documents when you’re abroad is your passport. It identifies you, allows you to carry out procedures, and ensures you maintain legal status in the country where you’re staying. Learn how to renew your Ecuadorian passport in Spain using this guide from Remitly.

Where can you renew your Ecuadorian passport in Spain?

The Ecuadorian consulate in Spain assists with the passport renewal process. Ecuador has five active consulates in the main cities of the country as follows:

You can complete the process in person and only by appointment. Keep in mind that there’s one more consulate in Palma de Mallorca and nine honorary consulates in the rest of the country. However, these don’t manage their appointments through the central system and some aren’t authorized to renew passports.

What’s the renewal process at the Ecuadorian consulate?

Although renewing a passport abroad can generate a lot of stress and uncertainty, it’s a fairly simple process. You just have to be aware of your passport’s expiration date. The Organic Law of Human Mobility regulations state you can renew it if you’re within the last year of its validity, if you have a deteriorating passport, or if you no longer have empty pages. In any of these three cases:

  • Request an appointment through the appointment management system.
  • Organize all the documents according to your case (see below) and present them at the consulate on the assigned day.
  • Stay tuned for a notification from the consulate to pick up your passport.

The delivery time of your new passport varies according to the demand when you request it, but the minimum waiting period is 15 days.

Documents required to renew your Ecuadorian passport abroad

If you’re renewing your passport because it’s expired, damaged, or has expired pages, as an Ecuadorian citizen of legal age, you must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Present your previous passport or your Ecuadorian identity card.
  2. Make an appointment through the appointment management system.
  3. Bring your credit or debit card with you to pay for the procedure.

In case of loss or theft, include the Spanish police report with the stamp of the competent authority. Clearly specify that it’s a “loss of Ecuadorian passport.”

In the absence of a passport, you need an ID to complete the procedure.

Minors must come with their parents on the day of the appointment and present the following documents:

  1. Valid passport or ID of the minor and both parents.
  2. Power of attorney in the absence of a parent.
  3. Judicial resolution in case the parental authority is exclusive to one of the parents, or if one is missing.

For a child’s first ordinary passport, you need the birth registration made at the Ecuadorian consulate.

What’s the cost of the Ecuadorian passport in Spain?

Renewing your passport in Spain has a different cost depending on your condition, as the consulate makes considerations for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Please note that no consulate accepts cash payments, so arrive with a debit or credit card. Here are the costs:

  • General public (including minors): 90,36 €.
  • Senior citizens: 45,18 €.
  • Disabled person: free of charge

The last category includes people with at least 30% disability and with CONADIS or Ecuadorian Ministry of Health accreditation.

How can you make an appointment to renew your Ecuadorian passport?

To maintain an organized and quality service, there’s an appointment system that allows you to schedule a date. Reserve an appointment at an Ecuadorian consulate online. Here, you can choose the nearest consulate and the type of procedure (in this case, a foreign passport).

Fill out the form with your personal information to request an appointment. The system validates your email and assigns you a date and time. Remember to be punctual and to arrive with the requested documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do if you lose your passport and don’t have an Ecuadorian ID?

You must request your appointment and attend with the other documents. The consulate will validate your identity by requesting a copy of your index card from the Civil Registry before issuing a new passport. The process can take between 24 and 48 hours.

Can you complete the entire passport renewal process online?

While you can make an appointment online, you’re required to complete the passport renewal process in person.

How can you know when you can pick up your passport?

The consulate will contact you at the phone number you entered in the appointment management system to let you know it’s ready and to inform you of the pickup time.

What are the opening hours of the Ecuador consulates in Spain?

In general, the consulates of Ecuador in Spain are open to the public from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Can you renew your passport at an Ecuadorian honorary consulate?

Some honorary consulates offer passport renewal services. However, it’s necessary to consult directly with the corresponding office. Find the contact information by visiting the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.