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Town Hall Announcement – Social Security Overseas

Social Security Representatives along with the U.S. Embassy will host a town hall meeting to answer questions related to U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits

Place:  Edificio PRODUBANCO (planta baja)
            Av. Amazonas N35-211 y Japon
            Quito, Ecuador

Date:   Monday, September 8, 2014

Time:   15:45 AM

Registration deadline:  August 29th, 2014

To register:  Send an e-mail with your name and passport/ID number to or call 02-398-5000 from Monday to Thursday between 8:30 and 10:30.

We remind participants that in order to attend they must register and they will be required to present government issued photo identification at the entrance (no exception).


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:

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • Enroll in the STEP Program

    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.