Document Apostille in Ecuador: Steps and Requirements

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What is it?

Document Apostille is the certification process verifying the authenticity of documents issued in Ecuador for use in foreign countries. This certification ensures that documents are recognized as legal and valid by the authorities in the destination country, according to the Apostille Convention.

Who needs it?

Individuals moving abroad, students applying for international education, and professionals looking to work or conduct business outside Ecuador would need this service. It’s also essential for those applying for dual citizenship or marrying in a foreign country.


  1. Gather all necessary documents that need to be apostilled.
  2. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or their official website to fill out an application form.
  3. Submit the filled-out form along with your documents either in person or through a recognized courier service.
  4. Pay the required fees at the designated payment channels provided by the Ministry.
  5. Wait for the verification and apostille process to be completed.
  6. Collect your apostilled documents or receive them through courier.

Required documents

  • Identity proof: Obtain from civil registry
  • Original documents: Must be issued by relevant authorities
  • Application Form: Available on Ministry’s website
  • Payment receipt: From designated payment points

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Processing time can vary but generally takes between 5-15 business days.
  • An expedited service is available for an additional fee.
  • This service is typically not available during public holidays.
  • For documents not in Spanish, translation and notarization may be required before apostille.


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