Why You Should Retire in Ecuador

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General information

Due to the current situation, the German embassy and the consular department can currently only be entered with one appointment. It is also necessary to request an appointment in advance for general information and advice.

The spatial capacities of the embassy are limited. In order to be able to comply with the necessary distance rules, it is therefore necessary that the time windows specified for the appointments must be adhered to. Unfortunately, accompanying persons cannot be admitted.

People who appear more than 10 minutes after the appointment can no longer be admitted in consideration of punctual visitors. (Please allow enough time for the admission procedure in the embassy building). Applications with incomplete documents cannot be processed.

Applications for which an appointment was booked in the wrong category can also not be accepted.

Consular Section

Make your appointment here for Passport applications or other consular services from: appointment system category RK.

Notarizationsthat do not require a personal interview (copy authentication and translation authentication) can be sent in in advance by post. More information is available here.

For processing applications in Citizenship and family law (e.g. re-certification of birth, marriage, divorce) a prior review of the application is necessary, appointments for this are not assigned via the embassy's appointment system but exclusively by email. More here.

Important notice of the German pension insurance to Life certificates in 2021: Due to the Covid19 pandemic, no confirmation of the certificate of life by German diplomatic missions is required for 2021. Life certificates can be signed by the pension recipients and sent to the DRV to the following e-mail address: [email protected] More information here.
If you have not received a life certificate form this year, you can download it here: Life certificate 2021 form

Information on further consular services can be found here: Consular Service A-Z

Visa Department

Visa applications for Schengen visas can only be processed normally again after the entry restrictions currently in force until further notice have ended. If you are of the opinion that an exception applies to your trip, please contact the embassy by email.

For most categories of Long term visas the embassy can accept applications again. People who have a long-term visa as AU Pair would like to apply, please contact the embassy by e-mail to make an appointment for the application.

Here you will find detailed information on visa applications in the current situation as well as the current entry restrictions and quarantine measures in Germany

For the collection Your submitted for a visa application, Ecuadorian passport you can apply for an appointment in the Visa category here.

Accessibility by telephone

For consular Questions (not visas) apply during telephone consultation hours Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Outside of these telephone office hours, inquiries cannot be answered by telephone. Please register by email using the contact form.

The Visa Department is by phone for visa emergencies Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.or via the contact form.

Tel .: (+593) (02) 2970820

In Emergencies of German citizens We can be reached outside of office hours at the following number: 00593-999 497967 (mobile phone) - text messages and WhatsApp messages can also be sent to this number (only for emergencies for German citizens, not for visa questions!)