Ecuador Dual Citizenship Guide & Nationality Request

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What is it?

This service provides a comprehensive guide to obtaining dual citizenship or nationality in Ecuador. It includes step-by-step instructions, required documents, and details on eligibility criteria for foreigners wishing to become Ecuadorian citizens. The process ensures compliance with Ecuadorian legal requirements for residency and citizenship.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for expatriates living in Ecuador, those with Ecuadorian ancestry, or foreigners looking to benefit from Ecuador’s favorable immigration policies. It is also suitable for individuals wanting to hold dual citizenship for business, familial, or personal reasons, allowing them to enjoy the full rights and privileges of Ecuadorian citizens.


  1. Check if you meet the residency requirement.
  2. Gather all necessary documents, including proof of residency.
  3. Submit your nationality request at the designated government office.
  4. Pay any applicable fees associated with the application.
  5. Attend an interview or hearing if requested.
  6. Wait for the approval or denial of your application.
  7. Obtain and register your dual citizenship status if approved.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate: Obtain from the registry office in your birthplace.
  • Proof of Legal Residency: Immigration documents, utility bills, or rental agreements.
  • Criminal Record Certificate: Obtain a police clearance from your home country and Ecuador.
  • Proof of Economic Means: Bank statements or employment contracts.
  • Language Proficiency Certificate: Certification of Spanish language proficiency if required.
  • Passport-sized Photos: Recently taken, meeting official specifications.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • You may be required to renounce your original citizenship depending on your home country’s policies.
  • Some documents may need to be translated into Spanish and notarized.
  • Processing times can vary, so it’s advisable to start the process well in advance of any deadlines.
  • Legal assistance can streamline the process and help navigate complex requirements.


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