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After being dissed on, threatened to have my visa revoked for no apparent reason, and subject to all manner of arbitrary humiliation, I finally got my papers submitted to transfer my visa from my old passport to my new passport. Actually, it was the exact same process as originally applying for the visa, just to have it transferred.

When Maria and I went in Thursday to resubmit our papers, we carefully checked to see who was attending that day. The same guy that mistreated us on Wednesday was at the same window again on Thursday. But, it appeared, he was not dealing with the same procedures.

When our turn finally came up, we walked up this time to a different window. It was like night and day. The guy was extremely courteous, dare I say even cheerful. He chatted with us about the process, offered additional advice on applying for citizenship, and was just an overall pleasure to do business with. It’s too bad there’s so little to say about nice experiences, but I guess that’s the news for you. If it bleeds, it leads. And this doesn’t bleed, not even a little bit.

So, my papers are now submitted, and next week I’ll return to submit my passport, assuming that all is well and the papers are approved.

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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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