Special Consular Services
U.S. consular officers are located in Guayaquil and over 260 other Foreign Service posts abroad.
Providing assistance to Americans during a crisis abroad, such as political upheaval or a natural disaster, is one of the most critical tasks consular officers perform. During a crisis, consular officers look for missing Americans and help Americans return to the U.S., among many other duties to assist Americans.
Consuls also advise and help Americans who are in serious legal, medical or financial trouble, including health emergencies, arrests, deaths, missing persons, and destitution.
Before traveling to Ecuador, we recommend reviewing the Country Specific Information assembled jointly by the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil. General tips to prepare for a trip overseas can be found at Travel.State.Gov, and the links at the right. We also encourage all U.S. citizens traveling overseas to register with the State Department so that we may contact you or your family in case of an emergency.