To better serve the needs of Americans living and traveling overseas, effective October 1, 2014, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil is issuing 52-page passports rather than 28-page passports.
There is no additional cost for a 52-page passport. The larger 52-page passport will reduce the need for applications of additional visa pages. U.S. Embassies and Consulates will gradually phase out the “additional visa pages” service and discontinue the service altogether on January 1, 2016. We encourage anyone considering a request for “additional visa pages” to reconsider and instead apply for a replacement U.S. passport.
Important Information about U.S. Passports
- U.S. CITIZENS MUST HOLD A U.S. PASSPORT WITH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OF VALIDITY IN ORDER TO TRAVEL FROM ECUADOR TO THE UNITED STATES.
- IF YOUR U.S. PASSPORT IS EXPIRED OR IS VALID FOR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS, YOU WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR A NEW ONE BEFORE YOU CAN TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES.
- IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 10 CALENDAR DAYS TO RECEIVE YOUR PASSPORT FROM THE PRINTING FACILITY IN THE U.S.
- U.S. CITIZENS WHO WERE BORN IN ECUADOR NEED TO PRESENT BOTH THEIR U.S. AND ECUADORIAN PASSPORTS TO ECUADORIAN IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES UPON DEPARTURE.
To apply for passport services at the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil, you MUST schedule an appointment for each applicant.
Please select one of the following:
Make an Appointment
American Citizen Services accepts applicants for passports by appointment on the first floor of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil.
For faster service, please arrive promptly at your scheduled appointment time with your application forms completed, required documentation in order, one passport-sized photo, and an acceptable form of payment for the passport service.
Appointments must be made using our online appointment system available here.
Dual nationals are reminded to plan travel to Ecuador using U.S. passports valid for at least six months from their intended date of return to the United States. Dual nationals may enter the host country on a non-U.S. passport, but Ecuadorian immigration will require that dual-national travelers present a U.S. passport with a minimum of six months validity remaining when passing through exit controls to depart Ecuador and return to the United States.
Passport Processing Time
Due to the processing time required to produce a new passport and ship it from the United States, applicants should expect that it will take approximately 10 business days to receive a new U.S. passport after the application has been approved. Passports can be picked up from our offices any day from Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm except for holidays.
Replacing a Lost/Stolen Passport
Applicants seeking to replace a lost/stolen passport should complete the “Statement Regarding Lost/Stolen Passport” (Form DS-64 PDF - 44kb). At the time of application for a new passport, they must have reported the loss to local police and provide a copy of the police report. They must also obtain a report from Ecuadorian Immigration (known locally as a “movimiento migratorio”) showing when they entered Ecuador using the lost/stolen passport.
In specific cases, such as a medical emergency, limited validity passports may be produced locally at the discretion of the consular officer. Please note that lack of planning on the part of travelers who have already purchased airline tickets or tour packages does not constitute an emergency. Contact the Consulate for more information.
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