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*
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.
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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