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 U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil is not reducing or closing consular services, despite persistent rumors to the contrary – in fact, our consular services continue to expand to meet growing demand. Due to the high demand for tourist/business visas, appointment wait times at the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil have consistently been one month. We are actively taking steps to meet this increased demand, including increasing the number of interviewing officers. However, for the time being, we remind customers that all applicants, regardless of where they live, who are applying for tourist/business visas may also apply at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, where current wait times for tourist/business visas at the U.S. Embassy in Quito are under one week.
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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