At the Visa Application Centre
We understand that by now you have arranged and completed all requirements. Please follow the below stated process:

Arriving at the visa application Centre:

  You should arrive at the visa application centre only on the date specified on your appointment letter
  You must arrive before 10 - 15 minutes before to your scheduled appointment time.
  You must carry the following
  Duly signed and completed visa application form
  Color photograph as per the specification ( affixed on the visa application form)
  Documents in original and photocopies as per the document checklist
  Document must be arranged in the order specified in the checklist
  Keep the checklist on the top of your application pack.
  You must carry appropriate cash to pay the visa and VAC service fees.

Address, Working hours of the VAC

Hours of Operations

Visa Application Centre of Quito operates from Monday to Friday (except Holidays) between 07:30 – 15:30

Visa Application Centres Address and Location Map

Orellana Avenue E 4 218 y 220 and Rodrigo of Triana. Gorimar Building. (low level ) in front to Militar School.

Location Map

Submission of Applications

Please make an appointment


Visa Application Center of Guayaquil operates since 8:30 to 16:30.

Plaza Center Building, ground level No 2, Av. Miguel H. Alcivar and Eleodoro Arboleda (corner), Kennedy Norte, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Location Map

Submission of Applications

Please make an appointment

Visa application centres in Quito and Guayaquil will be closed on the dates specified in this page. During these days centres will not be accepting any applications or deliver passports.

Security Regulations at the VAC

When you arrive at the visa application centre for application submission, you need to show your original passport and appointment letter.Please note that electronic equipment, cell phones, bags, sprays, perfumes, liquids, backpacks, bottles, food, sealed envelopes, sealed packages, and dangerous items are not allowed inside the VAC. There is no facility at the VAC to store prohibited items. If you bring prohibited items with you, you will have to dispose of them before entry. Water and bathrooms are available inside the VAC.

For complete information please check security regulation page of this website.

Application submission process

Step 1: After security check – you will be given a token number.
Step 2: You will be called at the submission counter as per your token number. Until or unless you are being called, please cooperate and wait at the applicant’s waiting area.
Step 3: At the submission counter, staff will check the following:
  Completeness of visa application form and checklists
  Correctness of photograph
  Supporting forms and documents.
  Collect visa fee and VAC service fees.

Visa Fee and Service Fees

Fees In Euros In Dollars
Short term Visa Fee ( Categories A,B,C) € 60 $67

Short term Visa Fee for applicants aged between 6 – 12

€ 35 $39

Visa fee for residence/studies/work

€192 $215
Visa fee for applicants aged between 0- 5 € 0
Service Fee per applicant € 25 $27.91
Step 4: On completion of all checks – you will be given invoice cum receipt with tracking ID of your application. Note: You need to use the tracking ID to track the status of your visa application and use in all your correspondences with the visa application centre or Helpdesk.
Step 5: You will be redirected to biometrics counter for enrollment of biometrics. Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give ­ fingerprints, including:
  Children under the age of 12;
  Persons for whom ­ fingerprinting is physically impossible;
  Heads of State and members of national governments, and
  members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS) or see this Information folder (pdf).
Step 6: Leave the visa application Center and ensure you have completed all the above. Ensure you must collect all your belongings and receipts before leaving the visa application Centre.

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