Ecuador: Rentista Visa (Remote Work)

People with rental income or a 2-year remote contract can receive a Rentista Visa in Ecuador, with the right to work (both remotely and in-country).



If you earn just $400 per month in passive income for the next 2 years, you qualify for Ecuador’s Rentista Visa. Unlike most digital nomad and remote work visas, this visa also suits people who earn rental income.

With this visa, you can travel in and out of Ecuador as much as you want, you can work locally in Ecuador, and you have a path to permanent residency and citizenship. The Rentista Visa’s accessibility and flexibility make Ecuador one of the world’s best places to start your journey as a digital nomad.

With year-round tropical weather, beautiful nature from the coast to the rainforest and mountains, well-developed infrastructure, UNESCO recognized historical sites, and a low cost of living, Ecuador is an ideal long-term home. Its location also makes it a perfect base to explore Central and South America. 

Direct flights connect Ecuador to North America and Europe, and Ecuador is in a convenient time zone for communication with the U.S.A. 

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 32.33 Mbps download/27.97 Mbps upload

Mobile: 25.98 Mbps download/10.79 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 89 globally 


$400 per month in passive income (proven over past 6 months)

Evidence this income will continue for the next 2 years


Application Process

Apply at your local Ecuadorean embassy or consulate. You can also apply from inside Ecuador.

You may be able to make an online appointment

This visa takes 3+ months to process.

Documents Required

Many documents should be apostilled or legalized in the 6 months before you apply. It is much easier to gather these documents in your home country than after you arrive in Ecuador.

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