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Immigration Procedures (05/1999)
According to Ecuadorian Immigration procedures all citizens of the following countries arriving at Ecuador, must present a VISA 12X to enter the country either by sea or by air:

  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • China (excluding the islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, Taiwan and Hong Kong, SAR)
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Syria
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Venezuela and
  • Vietnam

Crew members of these countries will not be allowed shore passes but must remain onboard during a vessels stay in port.


It has been reported that it will take at least one week to obtain a VISA 12X.


Should you consider making crew changes in Ecuador, involving the above nationalities, you should make all the necessary formalities to obtain VISA 12X well in advance.

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