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Got a call from the attorney today. He told me they are inventing things to ask for at immigration. There’s really not much choice but to comply. They want a copy of my criminal background check with an apostille, which will certainly be a challenge to get from here. They have also asked for a notarized copy of Maria’s voting paper-proof that she voted in the last election, which is often required here for much official business, as voting is mandatory here.

At least once Maria gets the paper to the attorney, the clock stops running on my current visa and I can stay indefinitely until the rest of the paperwork gets sorted out.

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Welcome to Destination Ecuador! My family and I have been living in Ecuador for the last four and a half years. We’ve dealt with the worst kinds of red-tape, searched out or ended up making hard-to-find ingredients ourselves, imported equipment for making chocolate confections, learned the import-export business...Continue >>

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