The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, Mauricio Montalvo, and the Ambassador of France in the Andean country, Jean-Baptiste Chauvin, signed a bilateral agreement, this Friday, June 18, to facilitate the issuance of visas to young people from both nations to stay up to a year in the territory of the other State, with the purpose of vacationing and working during that time.
Chauvin wrote on his Twitter account that this program “will allow young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to stay up to a year in France or Ecuador allowing them to work to finance their stay. A great achievement for mobility!”.
According to the foreign ministry statement, the holiday and employment visa will be free for young people from both countries.
Among other requirements, applicants must demonstrate financial solvency for maintenance at the beginning of their stay, while getting a job. In addition, they must not have a criminal record and will have to present a medical certificate of good health.
For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Mauricio Montalvo, said on his Twitter account that with this agreement “we open opportunities for our young people.”
La suscripción del acuerdo tuvo lugar en el Salón ´Los Próceres´ del Palacio de Najas de la Cancillería ecuatoriana.