While foreigner requires a visa to enter Ecuador for a period of 90 days for tourism purposes, they must obtain from the Ecuadorian Embassies or Consulates a VISA to stay in the country for a longer period after fulfilling the requirements established by law. Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Somalia, require a visa to enter Ecuador. Applications for VISA have to be made at the local Ecuadorian Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office. Please, verify in your country if you need a Visa to enter Ecuador.
Participants in need of an invitation letter to support their VISA application shall contact the Workshop Secretariat at the following Email address: observatorio.astronomico[at]epn.edu.ec. The Local Organizing Committee will provide an official invitation letter by mail.
The following information is needed to issue an invitation letter: Full Name as shown in the Passport; Passport Number; Nationality; Name of Home Institution; Job Title; Postal Address; Telephone Number; Gender; Date of Birth; Travel Plan (arrival and departure date, flight information) The above information is also required for accompanying person(s), if any.
Life and Health Insurance for each of the selected participants is necessary and is the responsibility of the candidate or his/her institution or Government. The co-sponsors will not assume any responsibility for life and major health insurance, nor for expenses related to medical treatment or accidents.