Steve from Alaska

by Steve
(Anchorage, Alaska, USA)

12th December, 2012

When moving to ecuador for retirement on my social security disability do I have to buy a round trip ticket when I leave the U.S. even though I dont plan on coming back for vacation for approximately 2 or 3 years.

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Oct 18, 2013
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Were from anchorage
by: bill

I also came to Cuenca from Anchorage. We will be here until March. Then back to stay sept. 2014. You dont have to have a round trip ticket. Just get a one way to Quayquil then a one way to Peru. Peru is close and Doesnt cost much. Dont fly into Quito if coming to Cuenca. You get stuck there all night. You can have somebody from Cunenca pick you up and drive you to Cuenca for $80. My email is antmsbehvn@aol.com.

Bill

Sep 16, 2013
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round trip
by: Karen

We paid the higher fare for round trip refundable and then cashed in the return trip - it wasn't going where we wanted to anyway. There was no problem with that and we got on a flight from Atlanta to Quito that actually had a number of empty seats - that was a first. On American out of Miami, there is just barely breathing room in coach most of the time. Plan ahead and try to fly on an actual holiday date - might keep your costs lower and few people on the plane. If you plan to relocate, check out the link on the left. They did a great job for me.

Jun 30, 2013
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Changed Plans
by: Anonymous

Never did make it to Ecuador, moving back to California for now, maybe in 4-5 years!

May 16, 2013
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round trip tickets
by: Malcolm Reding

If you are just coming fo a visit, Ecuador requires you to have a return ticket, but they do not always enforce it. The airlines are supposed to enforce it because it you are denied entry by Ecuador the airline has to fly you back where you came from at their expense. I moved to Cuenca in 4 trips, 3 on round trip tickets and the last on a one way. Before I left the US for the last time, I got a 12-IX 6 month tourist visa at an Ecuadorian consulate for $230. American Airlines told me in Miami that if I had not had that visa they would not have permitted me to board.

May 10, 2013
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One way ticket to Ecuador
by: Bill

I visited Ecuador June and July 2012. I purchased a one-way ticket because I was uncertain of my return, but it would be within the 90 days. No one questioned me. When I decided to leave Ecuador for a return flight to the USA, I simply purchased a one-way flight again.

Mar 21, 2013
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You should speak to a Consult of Ecuador
by: Anonymous

If you get approved for a visa, then you don't need the return ticket. It is just for visitors of 90 days or less.

Lots of visas.... I got a volunteer one because then you don't have to transfer money. I left it in the US and just write myself checks here.

Feb 24, 2013
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did you make it
by: Anonymous

I am also from Anchorage. I am wondering Steve if you ever made it to this new city.

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