Applying for a certificate of residence in Ecuador

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Are you a Dutch national, do you live in Ecuador and do you need a declaration of residence (certificado domiciliario)? You can request this certificate by sending an email to the Dutch embassy in Lima, Peru. After which you can collect the ceritifcate at the honorary consul in Quito or Guayaquil.

Information: If you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in the Netherlands, apply for this document from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the certificate translated and legalised before you can use it outside the Netherlands.

To apply for a certificate of residence by email, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of residence you will need:

  • a valid Dutch passport or Dutch ID card.
  • proof of address. This can be proof of registration with your municipality or, if this is not available in your country, a bank statement or utility bill from the past month bearing your name and address, or a rental contract bearing your name and address.
  • proof that you are legally resident in the country in question, for example a residence permit, work permit or student visa.

When you have gathered all the documents, make a PDF of each document. Please note: photos of documents will not be accepted.

Step 2: Email the documents to the embassy

Send an email to the the Dutch embassy in Lima:

In your email you should state:

  • the type of document you need (in the subject line)
  • your initials and surname (in the subject line)
  • your phone number
  • why you need the certificate. This will be included on the certificate.
  • honorary consul where you want to collect the certificate: in Quito or Guayaquil

Attach the required documents to your email as PDFs.

You may be asked to send extra documents if your application is not complete, if anything is unclear or we have questions.

Step 3: Pay the fee

The fee for a consular certificate is €30. You pay the fee when you collect your certificate.

You can find information on how to pay in the overview of consular fees.

Step 4: Receive the certificate

After receiving your application, it takes an average of 10 working days to process your application. Do you need to send additional documents because your applicant is not complete? Then it will take longer.

You will be notified when you can collect the certificate.

Check opening hours and addresses:

honorary consul in Quito (information in Spanish)
honorary consul in Guayaquil (information in Spanish)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.