The Ambassador to Ecuador, René De Sola, held an important meeting with the Vice Minister of Human Mobility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Carlos Velastegui, Ambassador Leonardo Arizaga and other authorities involved in the migration process to carry out an evaluation of the process currently carried out by the country and its progress after the start of the Census of Venezuelan citizens that will begin on Saturday, October 26th, the same day that the visa process will begin.
During the meeting, important information was released for the Venezuelan community residing in Ecuador on the issue of the humanitarian visa.
⁃ Those who have had a UNASUR visa, at some point, can apply for the Exception visa for humanitarian reasons.
⁃ In the coming days will be carried out a special protocol for the regularization of children and adolescents, which will allow obtaining a visa with the birth certificate duly certified, without the need to present the passport.
⁃ Due to the large influx of Venezuelan migrants, the authorities plan to incorporate more SAM points for the biometric registration of each of the citizens, through fixed or mobile units.
The Embassy in Ecuador informed that in the next few hours it will be published through the consulate’s web portal (www.consuladovirtual.gob.ec), a virtual brochure that answers different questions about the humanitarian visa, clarifying to the Venezuelan community the process to follow during this new phase.
During the meeting, it was learned that to date, there are more than 110 thousand Venezuelans who have registered in the Migration Census and at least about 370 thousand are in the country, according to the figures that handles Ecuador’s migration office.