US Consulate comes to Cuenca on January 29th for passport applications and notary services

The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil has announced that representatives from the Quito office will offer notarial services and accept passport applications in Cuenca on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Abraham Lincoln center, located on Presidente Borrero and Honorato Vásquez streets, in the center of the city.

The hours of operation will be from 08:00 to 16:00. Services will be offered by appointment only, which can set up through the web portal: http://bit.ly/2QwpZk3 .

Citizens must bring applications correctly filled out, along with originals and photocopies of citizenship documents (passport, birth certificate and age progression photos for children under the age of 16 and IDs of parents).  For forms and step-by-step instructions visit the consulates website at: https://ec.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/.

Payment for notarial and passport applications can only be accepted in the form of a cashier’s check (in Spanish “CHEQUE DE GERENCIA” or “CHEQUE DE EMERGENCIA”) from any Ecuadorian bank.  The cashier’s check should be written out to “U.S. Disbursing Officer” and may be obtained from any Ecuadorian bank if one has an account at that bank.  Consulate representatives will not able to accept any other type of payment during the outreach visit.  If a bank requires the Embassy’s RUC, it is 1791845986001.

For information on the fees for each type of service, citizens can visit  https://ec.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/fees/.  Each notarial service has a fee of $50.00 per consul’s signature.  Some documents may require more than one signature; if seeking to notarize such a document, come prepared to pay $50.00 for each signature.