During the past year, we have expedited the document authentication process for several dozen families who have permanently moved to Ecuador.
If you are planning to move to Ecuador, you will be required to Apostille a few of your legal documents. We recommend that you first contact us so we can understand the type of documents you currently have in your possession. Please note that the process of authenticating your documents can take 1-2 weeks to complete. You do not have to come back to the United States if you are already in Ecuador. We can facilitate the apostille process and FedEx/UPS the documents back to your location once complete.
We will need to know…
1. The type of documents you need authenticated.
2. The U.S. State that has issued your documents.
3. The year your documents were issued in.
Here is a list of documents you will need apostille for Ecuador:
1. Your FBI background check.
2. Your Social Security Income and Benefits Statement.
3. Your State background check.
4. Your Birth certificate
5. Your School Transcripts/Diploma (optional)
We will also need a color copy of your U.S. Passport. The Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, D.C. will require a copy of your U.S. Passport before they will legalize your Social Security Income and Benefits Statement. Both the FBI background check and Social Security Income and Benefits Statement will receive an apostille from the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.. The rest of your documents will receive an apostille from the State they originated from. Example: California birth certificate will receive a California apostille.
As mentioned earlier, the process to authenticate your documents for Ecuador can take 1-2 weeks to complete. In certain situations, you may need to order new certified copies because the documents you have may be outdated. In order to avoid any unexpected delays or costs, we recommend that you contact us so we can review the documents you currently have.
Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
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