Guide to Applying or Renewing Your Ecuadorian Passport Seamlessly

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What is it?

Obtaining an Ecuadorian passport is essential for Ecuadorian citizens and residents who wish to travel internationally. This service guides you through applying for or renewing your Ecuadorian passport, ensuring you meet all legal requirements and have the necessary documentation.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for Ecuadorian citizens needing to travel abroad, dual citizens needing passport renewals, expatriates requiring reentry documents, and individuals with Ecuadorian parentage seeking to establish dual citizenship. Whether you’re planning a vacation, business trip, or moving, having a valid passport is crucial.


  1. Gather all required documents (see required documents list).
  2. Fill out the Ecuadorian passport application form available on the Registro Civil website.
  3. Schedule an appointment at your nearest Registro Civil office via their online booking system.
  4. Attend your appointment with all necessary documentation and completed application form.
  5. Pay the applicable passport fees via the provided payment methods at your appointment.
  6. Get your passport photo taken at the appointment or bring one that meets the official requirements.
  7. Await processing, which typically takes a few weeks, then pick up your passport or receive it via mail if applicable.

Required documents

  • Valid Ecuadorian ID (Cédula) - Obtainable from Registro Civil.
  • Birth Certificate for first-time applicants - Obtainable from Registro Civil.
  • Proof of residency (for expatriates) - Utility bills or lease agreements.
  • Previous passport (for renewals) - Bring your old passport.
  • Passport-sized photo - Taken at the appointment or a professional photo service.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Passport applications can be submitted online or at Registro Civil offices.
  • Make sure your passport photo meets the official specifications by getting it done at a certified provider.
  • Fees vary depending on the type of passport and processing time.
  • Dual citizens need to present documentation proving their dual nationality.
  • Processing times may vary; it’s recommended to apply well in advance of your travel date.


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