U.S. Citizen Services
Information for Passport Applicants
Passport applications accepted overseas between May 20, 2015 and June 3, 2015 are affected by the systems issues and may be delayed.
If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied.
Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the Emergency Travel Section at the How to Replace a Lost and Stolen Passport webpage.
Welcome to the American Citizen Services Section
Welcome to the American Citizen Services section of the United States Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. Here you will find information regarding the services which are available to American Citizens living abroad in Ecuador. We hope you find the information available useful in answering any questions which may arise throughout your stay in Ecuador.
The American Citizens Services (ACS) Section provides assistance with several services including:
- U.S. Passports
- Reports of Birth Abroad
- Reports of Death Abroad
- Notary Services
- Federal Benefits (Social Security, Veteran Affairs and Civil Registration)
- Marriage in Ecuador
- Voting Services
The hours of operation are detailed in the Overview and Contact Information section.
For emergency situations please review our Emergency Contact Information.
We encourage U.S. Citizens who reside abroad or plan to travel around the world to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program for information and updates on travel and safety.
- Information on Affordable Care Act
Select the link above to get more information on Affordable Care Act on the travel.state.gov website
- American Citizen Services Handbook
The U.S. Embassy has published a new handbook (PDF 371kb) for U.S. citizens who are traveling or moving to Ecuador. The handbook (PDF 371kb) provides information on things such as local laws, what to do if you are the victim of a crime, how to apply for an Ecuadorian visa, and much more.
Latest news & Emergency Messages
SCAM – ARRESTED IN ECUADOR
If you have been contacted to send money to a loved one in Ecuador, please see the link below first!
Criminals commonly attempt to scam money from travelers' family members by posing as the traveler and claiming to be in trouble. Criminals will also pose as local authority figures (police officers, judges, etc.) and also as embassy officials in order to gain the trust of victims in these cases.
To learn more about this scam, please see the Department of State Fraud Warning.
Tax Information 2012
If you are a U.S. Citizen currently traveling abroad, you may wish to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. You can do so through the Department of State's STEP system.