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Non-Immigrant Visas

Dear Applicant,

We are currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system.  This may cause a delay in the return of passports and visas for approved cases.

We greatly regret the inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter.



The U.S. Consulate General is aware of allegations that visa applicants have been the subject of financial scams after entering personal information online.  Although we cannot confirm these reports, we do advise all applicants to exercise caution when using the internet, including when using search engines to look up websites.  All U.S. Government-sponsored websites are secure and any personal and financial information entered in these websites is protected through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.  Visa applicants in Ecuador should first visit the DS-160 website to submit the visa application online. 

Next, applicants may visit the Visa Service website for information about paying the visa application fee and scheduling an appointment, both of which can be done online or in-person.  The U.S. Embassy cannot vouch for other websites which applicants may find through internet search engines or other channels.  More information about the visa application process is available on the websites of the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil or the U.S. Embassy in Quito.

The Application Process

All applicants will be able to schedule their
appointments and pay their application fee
24 hour a day online.  Access the Visa Service

This is the only website approved by the
U.S. Government to provide information and
assistance with visa applications.

You may also schedule your appointment and
pay your fee by phone during business hours.
your fee by phone during business hours.

  •      In Ecuador call: 04-2596800
  •      In the U.S. call: 1-703-439-2331
  •      Place a Skype call to: usvisaecuador

*Read the step-by-step guide of the procedures*    

Aviso Importante

  • Representatives from the U.S. Consulate General will host a town hall meeting explaining how to petition family members (spouses, children, parents and siblings) for legal residence in the United States. 

    Place:          Consulate General of the
                        United States
                        Calle Santa Ana y Av.
                        Jose Rodriguez Bonín
                        Sector San Eduardo 
                        Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Date:           Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Time:           3:00 PM
    Cost:            FREE
    Duration:     1 hour

    Please register at you will need to send your complete name, date of birth, identification number and e-mail address. Please send the same information for each person accompanying you. We will confirm your registration by e-mail.

    Deadline to register: August 4, 2014

Security Procedures

  • the American Consulate General will prohibit applicants from entering the building with anything other than the documents they need for their application.

    Purses, bags, suitcases, backpacks, etc. will no longer be permitted.  Limited baby supplies will still de admitted.

    Read detailed information about forbidden articles in the American Consulate (pdf 64 kb)



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