How to Renew Your Ecuadorian Passport in the U.S.

Last updated on March 12th, 2024 at 09:51 am

Hello! My name is Laura, and I am a Latina living in the United States. As an immigrant, I know how challenging it can be to go through such processes outside our home country.

With this 5-step guide, you will know how to renew or obtain your Ecuadorian passport for the first time easily and securely.

Our team at Remitly has created this guide to assist you in renewing your Colombian, Mexican, Salvadoran, and Ecuadorian passports in the USA.

Steps and Requirements for Renewing Your Ecuadorian Passport in the U.S.

To renew or obtain a new Ecuadorian passport, you must gather all the required documents, schedule your appointment, pay the passport fee, and personally visit a general consulate or embassy of Ecuador in the United States.

1. Gather the required documents

The first thing you need is the necessary documents to start your passport application.

These documents include:

  • National identity card as an Ecuadorian citizen or Cedula de Identidad
  • Expired passport or original passport nearing expiration.
  • Suppose you’ve lost your valid passport or ID card. In that case, you must present a sworn statement or affidavit on the day of your appointment, explaining the theft or loss of your identification document.
  • Birth certificate or civil registration if you have it.

Keep in mind that in some consulates, you may need to pay a $25 fee for the sworn statement for the loss of your passport.

2. Schedule your passport renewal appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate of Ecuador

To schedule your passport renewal appointment, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, select the location where you want to issue your passport, and choose the “pasaporte exterior” option. Enter your personal information and follow the instructions on the page.

Remember that not all cities in the United States have an Ecuadorian embassy or consulate for consular processes.

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List of Ecuadorian Consulates and Embassies in the United States

3. Pay the passport renewal fee

The cost of an ordinary Ecuadorian passport for adults is $90 USD, and for senior citizens, it is $45 USD.

You can make the payment using a credit card, debit card, or a money order. It is advisable to contact the consulate or embassy you plan to visit for more detailed information on accepted payment methods.

4. Attend your appointment 15 minutes early

Arrive at your scheduled appointment day and time at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don’t miss it and to avoid any complications. On the day of your appointment, you will have your photo taken, and in most cases, you will pay the passport fee if you haven’t done so already.

5. Collect your passport in person

After your appointment, you can collect your passport in approximately 15 business days.

Some consulates offer the option to print your new passport on the same day as your appointment. However, it is recommended that you plan ahead and be prepared to return to the consulate to pick up your document at least two weeks after the application.

FAQ About Renewing Your Ecuadorian Passport

What documents do I need if I am a naturalized Ecuadorian citizen?

You must present your naturalization certificate on the day of your appointment.

What additional documents do minors need to renew their Ecuadorian passport?

For minors, the additional required documents are:

  • Original valid ID card or birth certificate.
  • Both parents must attend the appointment with the minor. The parents should have valid and original Ecuadorian ID cards or passports.

Can I travel from the United States to Quito without my passport?

No, your passport is your official travel and identification document abroad if you are an Ecuadorian citizen. To enter and exit Ecuador, you must have your original and valid passport.

Congratulations on renewing your Ecuadorian passport. Celebrate and learn more about Ecuador’s culture by reading about its national dish or fascinating facts about Ecuador’s currency.

About Laura Florez

Laura Florez was born and raised in Colombia. Now in the U.S., she is a writer, digital marketer, and a content associate at Remitly. She specializes in SEO, content creation and blog management.