On behalf of the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Ecuador as you celebrate the 205th anniversary of your country’s independence on August 10.
The United States is meeting this threat with strength and resolve. In recent weeks, we have increased intelligence resources devoted to the threat and sent U.S. personnel to assess the situation on the ground.
The U.S. Mission in Ecuador reminds U.S. citizens living or traveling in Ecuador that the Quito and Guayaquil areas are prone to natural disasters as the recent seismic activity in and around Quito has demonstrated. The U.S. Mission in Ecuador recommends that U.S. citizens keep themselves informed and make personal preparations in the event of a natural disaster.
Notice from the Consular Section
The [Embassy/Consulate] has recently received questions regarding the status of consular services and possible changes in application procedures. All consular services – including American Citizen Services, Immigrant Visas (Guayaquil only), and Nonimmigrant Visas – have been and continue to operate normally. There are no scheduled changes in our application procedures or operating schedule. Visa applicants and American citizens may continue to access consular services in either U.S. Embassy Quito or U.S. Consulate Guayaquil, regardless of where they live. Nonimmigrant visa applicants can find appointment wait times for Quito and Guayaquil here. U.S. citizens must schedule appointments for passport services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarial services through the Embassy’s and Consulate’s respective webpages.