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vinny66 posted on the thread Import a motorcycle from usa to ecuador on the Ecuador forum

foreigners with resident visa can´t bring any kind of motor vehicle as part of their belongings. Ecuadorians can bring one, new or used.
Maybe you have the chance to bring one and pay taxes but unless you have a Harley is not worth it

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Customs and Oriental Rugs on the Ecuador forum

Hello Susan

I do movings in Cuenca and I delivered many containers with lots of rugs inside and never hear of a problem bringing rugs.

Maybe there is a restriction for oriental rugs but since all of them are rolled nobody can see how they look inside and also, I doubt the customs inspectors can see the difference between original oriental rugs and others.

Vinny

Also, this restaurant,  Marisqueria Chola Cuencana, is very close to the Motels zone in Cuenca.
I don't know if they have the same meaning in the US but in Ecuador "motels" are a place you take your couple or "friend" if you don't have a bed in other place or you have an affair with someone married or you're married.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Colegios en Cuenca on the Cuenca forum

Hola,

Piensa que hay mucha gente que quiere poner a sus hijos en este colegio y toman examenes para ver quien entra y quien no. Alrededor del colegio hay zonas muy diferentes en cuanto a nivel de vida. Alrededor del estadio es caro ($400), en el centro puedes encontrar mejores alquileres ($300)  Pero todo depende de la suerte que tengas.
Vicente

vinny66 posted on the thread Back from Ecuador on the Ecuador forum

Hello Barbara,

About your pets, I don't know how tre regulations are now, the problem is you have to deal with the airlines regulations and Ecuadorian customs regulations.
Did you asked in other airlines about sending your pets?  Anyways, my company has a department dedicated to import animals and pets to Ecuador so I will ask them.

About moving your household goods. Palets are an option but the problem is  the goods can be damaged if it not properly handled. A better option is a wooden crate customs made for the size of your moving.
Before move any goods, you need to have your Residence Visa stamped on your passport.  Also, you have six month since your last entry to get your moving in Ecuador free of taxes.

If you have more questions about movings you can write me to goecuador[at]hotmail.com.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread United States Postal Service and Customs on the Cuenca forum

Courier service to/from ecuador is very expensive, there's many restrictions too. Not worth it.

Ypu can bring your used clothes with you, no problem. You don't need the invoices. The only limit is you can't bring more than 400 pounds of clothes.

About sizes, is true. Not easy to find big sizes like xxl or xxl. Also clothes in the States are cheaper than here. Any clothes in Walmart or Target are cheaper and better quality. Ecuadorian made clothes are expensive if you look for quality, imported chinese clothes are terrible and imported brand clothes are twice or more the value than in the States.

Shoes, for example, good quality expect to pay around $60 to $90.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Colegios en Cuenca on the Cuenca forum

Hola,

Los colegios fiscales son asignados por zonas, no puedes escoger a cual pueden ir tus hijos, asi, segun donde vives te asignan el colegio fiscal del barrio.

Solo hay unos pocos como en Beningo Malo en Cuenca se puede acceder a un cupo.

vinny66 posted on the thread Bringing Stuff on the Cuenca forum

Hello,

Yes still working on movings.  Email me to: goecuador[at]hotmail.com to get the details.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Colegios en Cuenca on the Cuenca forum

Hola,

No conozco mucho de las escuelas en Quito.  Siempre se dice que las privadas son mejores que las estatales pero ya no es tan verdad. Algunas privadas viven de la fama pero la educacion no es tan buena y las clases estan demasiado llenas. Se que las escuelas estatales han mejorado mucho pero no te podria ayudar con nombres concretos.
Si averiguo algo te aviso.

Vicente

vinny66 posted on the thread Bringing in electronics on the Ecuador forum

Are you going to stay in Guayaquil or you're moving to another city? If you're moving to another city by plane notice you have to check with the local airlane if they allowed this amount of luggage.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Moving to Cuenca, Shipping household goods. on the Ecuador forum

Hi,

Yes, is better to have two or three options. You can send me your contact information in order to redirect it to a moving company in your area. Or I can send you the information about our moving agent there to  you if is better for you.
Let me know. My email is goecuador[at]hotmail.com.

Is important you have a good idea of what you want to ship in order to get an acurate quote.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Moving to Cuenca, Shipping household goods. on the Ecuador forum

Hello Elizabeth,

If you planning to do a moving you need to contact a moving company with an agent in Ecuador. I can help you with it if you want to know how much it will cost.

To calculate the volume you have to multiply heigh, wide and long of the items you want to ship. Usually, moving companies  can give you an estimate about the volume and cost for free. 
If you're in Boston, by air it takes like two days to arrive to Ecuador, then about 10 days for customs clearance and delivery. 
Usually moving companies do all as many doesn't accept packing done by the clients  due insurance regulations but in order to cut expenses you can do the packing, maybe delivery on the airport and then, pick up your moving in Ecuador airport.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Costo de vida con comodidades en Cuenca on the Cuenca forum

Hola,

Yo llevo viviendo en Cuenca tres años.

Con unos $1000 mensuales se puede vivir bien.
Las escuelas publicas son  gratis, las privadas van de $60 a $250 y tienes bastantes opciones.
Casas y apartamentos están alrededor de $300. Y también hay bastantes opciones en cuanto a precios, zonas etc.  Lo que si es que hay mucha demanda y cuando encuentras algo que te gusta tienes que cogerlo rápido.

Los coches son muy caros

Vicente

Bkind2anmls, I understand you point. If you live in a rual area, life is much easier than in a big city.
Notice there's a big difference in Ecuador between living in a city and live in the rural. In the city you have all you need for a good quality life but it takes money. Every city in Ecuador is different and cost of live can be high in Quito o Guayaquil. Living in the rural is much cheaper but usually means be far away from hospitals, sometimes no tap water, bad roads......

vinny66 posted on the thread Colegios en Cuenca on the Cuenca forum

Hola,

Hace tiempo que no entro en el foro y ahra veo tu mensaje. Yo vivo en Cuenca hace tres anios. Es una ciudad muy bonita y tranquila, la delicuencia es muy baja comparado con Quito o Guayaquil.  Lo peor es el trafico.
Repecto a las escuelas, hay de todo tipo. Estan las escuelas fiscales, que son gratuitas pero,en general, no tienen un buen nivel. Luego las privadas tambien hay algunas que son buenas o tienen mucha fama pero la fama ya no tiene que ver con la realidad.
Escuelas internacionales tienes el Liceo Frances, el colegio aleman, CEDEI qe ensenia idiomas, etc. Tambien hay escuelas catolicas, cristianas, etc.

La mensualidad  esta alrededor de lo $100 a $180

Vicente

vinny66 posted on the thread Palermo on the Cuenca forum

Hello Howard,

As far as I know only owners can have pets on Palermo. And I know they have been some issues about this matter.

Condos in general are becoming more restrictive about pets, Cats are more easy than dogs (they don't bark) but restrictions apply for all kind of pets.

You can check on La Glorieta (Fernando de Aragon and 1o de Mayo) or in 4 rios (1o de Mayo and Av de las Americas) about pets.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Moving to Cuenca, Shipping household goods. on the Ecuador forum

Hello Stephen,

If you have less than 4 cubic meters is not worth it to ship it to Ecuador. Too expensive.

A full container has capacity for around  32 cubic meters.  LCL is a good option but if you have more than 5 cubic feet,
Only few moving companies in Ecuador deals with LCL movings,
Other option is by air, is quicker than ocean and customs is much easier, but it could be more expensive.

Other option is non-acompanied luggage, you can bring in the same plane you flight some extra boxes in cargo area, they will pass customs but you only need your passport and a packing list.  But you only can include items you could need as a tourist like clothes, pots and pans, camping equipment, cameras.....

If you need quotes for LCL air or ocean import, I can help you but I need a estimate on the volume you want to bring to Ecuador.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Bringing Stuff on the Cuenca forum

Hello, I don't know exactly what are DECT phones.
I know there's restrictions with cell phones but never hear about regular phones.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Bringing Stuff on the Cuenca forum

Yes, you can. with your Resident Visa stamped in your passport is enough.

Notice you are allowed to bring your stuff no more than six months after your last entrance to Ecuador.
Also you can bring almost anything but there are some items like firearms, some kind of food that is not allowed.


If you need assistance with information about moving to Ecuador, let me know.

Vinny

vinny66 posted on the thread Items to ship vs. buy in Cuenca? on the Cuenca forum

Hello mackbutter,   Notice there's weight limitations for mail packages. regaular mail in ecuador has a 4 KG weight limit and if you bring more than this you will pay heavy taxes.

Courier is very expensive too and it will customs inspection.

An option could be non acompanied luggage, no taxes but it depends in which items you want to bring.

Vinny