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Tips for Living in Ecuador

Tips from expats and experts about moving to Ecuador and living in Ecuador.

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Ecuador Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

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President Correa announced the monthly minimum wage will go up to $340 next year, an increase of $22. The wage hike is based on projected inflation for next year (3.2%) as well as productivity. (Continue Reading)

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Ecuadorian Residency Visa

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In my experience, you should bring to Ecuador all the requirements for your residency visa application ready. I mean your FBI report apostilled, your criminal background check from the state you lived the last 5 years also apostilled. Also the pension letter apostilled if you will be applying for the pensioner visa or the university diploma if you will be applying for the profesional visa So once you have arrived in Ecuador, you will just need to contact a certified translator to prepare your translations notarized. (Continue Reading)

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Marrying in Ecuador

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You have come to Ecuador and not only fallen in love with the country but found the love of your life. The process is not that difficult, but you cannot just marry to get citizenship. Keep that in mind. (Continue Reading)

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Cell Phone Use ~ Ecuador Communications

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A great way to satay in touch with folks in Ecuador -- people you meet, making reservations for your you night's lodging, a good local taxi driver for safe and secure pick ups, emergency 911, and so forth -- is to bring an inexpensive UNLOCKED celular phone to Ecuador with you. (Continue Reading)

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Health Care & Insurance

Health Insurance -- Is your medication covered?

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Since you will not be able to use your American insurance or Medicare in Ecuador, you may look to secure health insurance. Be sure that your chosen insurance actually covers your medications. (Continue Reading)

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