Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil. This Consulate processes and adjudicates all immigrant visas for Ecuador. The information in this web page is designed to help prospective immigrants understand the process and come to the visa interview prepared. Simply click on one of the links on the left side of the page to begin.
** IMPORTANT **
Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents (SB1), and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee.
Failure to pay the fee prior to travel will result in a delay of issuance of the applicant's Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card") until the fee is paid.
The below USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions:
Rights and Protections for Foreign-Citizen Fiancé(e)s and Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents (International Broker Regulation Act –IMBRA)
For Visa Applicants in the K-1, K-3, IR-1, CR-1, and F2A categories: We want you to know, under all circumstances, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are illegal in the United States and that all people in the United States are guaranteed protection under law from abuse. All victims of domestic violence, regardless of their immigration status, may seek and receive help.
Before your visa interview at the U.S. Consulate, it is important that you carefully read this pamphlet. In doing so, you will learn about your rights and protections, as well as resources available to you, if help is needed when you come to the United States.