The Republic of Ecuador provides for various manners in which its nationality can be acquired, mainly through its national Constitution as well as through its naturalisation laws.
Persons applying for citizenship through the process of naturalisation must: be deemed legally capable according to Ecuadorian laws; possess a lawful patrimony, industry, profession or trade that allows him/her to live independently; have resided continuously in the country for at least three years from the date of issuance of the Ecuadorian identity card (This requirement will not be required for foreign women married to Ecuadorians or widows of Ecuadorians. In the case of foreigners married to Ecuadorian women or who have one or more children born in the national territory, the period of residence shall be reduced to two years); demonstrate good behaviour during the stay in the country; be able to speak and write in the Spanish language; and finally, possess general knowledge on Ecuador's history and geography, as well as its Political Constitution of the Republic in force at the date of submission of the naturalisation application.
Ecuadorian law accepts dual nationality, in accordance with article 8 of its Magna Carta, in which it indicates that those who acquire Ecuadorian nationality will not be obliged to renounce their nationality of origin.
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