Ecuador has launched the Digital Nomad Visa which will facilitate the travel and stay process for people who want to operate remotely and live and work from there. Ecuador has created the new visa in an effort to revive its economy after the pandemic.
With the support of Ecuador's "Rentista" visa, remote workers will be able to stay in the nation for up to two years. The terms 'rentista' and 'rentier' are used to describe people who depend on renting income. The country's tourism minister, Niels Olsen, promised "authentic and genuine" experiences while addressing a crowd at the World Travel Market in London.
These are the requirements for the visa
VisaGuide has laid down a set of documents required for the 'Rentista' visa application. They are as follows
A passport with a minimum six-month validity
No criminal history
Proof of at least &euro1,266 in monthly foreign income (three times Ecuador's "basic salary") or have a total of 36 unified basic salaries for each year.
Candidates must also confirm that they have health insurance that covers Ecuador and agrees to pay a processing fee of &euro460.
Additionally, the same has been underlined that all applicants must include documentation proving their employment or service provision for a person or business in a foreign country. If you have the necessary evidence proving that you are the owner of a firm or company registered and domiciled overseas, you may also submit an application.
Ecuador's unique food, coworking environment, and comparably lower cost of living will make the overall experience enriching with the added benefits of the visa. The country has a multitude of travel choices, from its mountains and jungles to its various islands and other habitats. For adventure junkies, the visa will allow a bunch of outdoor activities, including nature treks and adventure sports.
Many digital nomad visas demand applicants have an international health insurance coverage, no criminal background, and details of accommodation in the country they are applying for, among other things.
So far, these countries have opened their doors for digital nomad visas Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cabo Verde, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Dominica, Dubai, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Norway, Seychelles, Spain, Taiwan, and The Czech Republic.
However, some countries are averse to giving the visa to everyone. Although the procedures for obtaining Ecuador's new digital nomad visa are straightforward, not all foreign nationals are qualified to do so. The Ministry of Tourism has compiled a list of nations whose citizens may apply for the visa however, it does not cover all of them. The following countries are not eligible to apply for Ecuador's digital nomad visa Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.