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 THE CONSULATES OF ECUADOR
The Consulates of Ecuador are offices of the Government of Ecuador established abroad, to assist and perform official duties required by Ecuadorian citizens overseas and foreigners, who wish to visit, do business or study in Ecuador.

Consular competence includes Notarial acts [Notary Public] and judicial procedures, civil registry [register births, deaths, marriages, divorces of Ecuadorian citizens], issuance of travel documents for Ecuadorian nationals [Passports and others], and other matters.

The Consul acts as Notary Public of Ecuador, with competence to authenticate documents and legalize translations of documents into Spanish. Documentation to be used in Ecuador must bear the consular stamp.

The Consul also issues "Certificates of Legal Existence of Companies" for foreign companies, which require such a document in order to legally establish themselves or appoint a representative in Ecuador. The Consulates issue visas to enter Ecuador, as well as Ecuadorian passports. They also keep official records of births, deaths, marriages, powers of attorney, and testaments [last will], of Ecuadorian citizens.

Please contact a Consulate of Ecuador for information on requirements, authorizations or any other paperwork.

Please check our list of Ecuador embassies or consulates abroad.
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