Moving to Ecuador

Whether you are moving abroad for the warmer climate, job relocation, or you are an Ecuadorian returning home after spending time in Canada, Ecuador is one of the primary destinations for people to travel and move to.

If you have decided to make the move to Ecuador, Huli International Movers can assist you with the door-to-door service that you are looking for, whether it is for your entire household or your car, we’ve got you covered.

International Shipping and Moving Services from Canada to Ecuador

At Huli International Movers, we ensure reliable, rapid, secure, and efficient shipping to Ecuador. We have several shipping options for you to choose from:
Sea freight 20′ or 40′ shipping container
The best way to move your car or all of your household belongings.
Air freight
The fast and efficient way to move a few boxes, pallets, or your sporting equipment.

Shipping Your Motor Vehicle to Ecuador

Are you considering shipping your vehicle to Ecuador? Many people do and there are several reasons for doing so; you would lose too much money on resale, you’re attached to it, or it’s your baby. Regardless of the reasoning, we can help. Aside from the cost of shipping, there are also Customs regulations and road safety requirements that you should be aware of.

As long as you are a returning citizen and have lived outside of Ecuador for at least 3 years, you can import your vehicle duty free.

Types of Vehicles We Ship to Ecuador

Car/Auto
We are trained and knowledgeable in secure auto transport services and shipping vehicles internationally.

Motorcycles
As a knowledgeable and freight forwarder in Canada, we are able to reliably ship your motorcycle internationally.

Boats and Yachts
We ensure secure and reliable boat and yacht shipping services.

RVs and Motorhomes
Our sea freight shipping services will ensure secure global shipping of your RVs and motorhomes.
All-Terrain Vehicles/ATVs
We have the knowledge and experience to facilitate shipping your international ATV shipping.

Snowmobiles
With our reliable ocean shipping services, we will ensure the security of your snowmobiles.

Jet Skis
At Huli, we offer safe and secure international jet ski shipping services.

Heavy Equipment
If you are in need of your heavy machinery or equipment abroad, Huli is able to provide secure and reliable international shipping of your heavy machinery.

Your Moving Destination in Ecuador

Whether you are moving to a major city such as Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Ambato, Machala and Manta, or anywhere in between, we have the knowledge and experience to facilitate your move to any Ecuadorian destination.

Moving your household goods to Ecuador

Before moving to Ecuador, if you are not an Ecuadorian citizen, you are required to have a visa to live and work there.

Ecuador Customs Service

As long as you are a returning citizen of Ecuador and have lived outside of Ecuador for at least 12 concurrent months, items will be duty and tax-free. Provided your household goods arrive a maximum of 30 to 180 days after your arrival in Ecuador, no duty or tax will need to be paid.

Approximate Transit Times to Ecuador

Quito/Guayaquil/Cuenca: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
Ambato/Machala/Manta: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
Air freight: 2-5 business days

These are expected average times to assist you in the planning process.

Packing Your Belongings

In order to ensure the most secure and space-efficient packing, we recommend that our professionals pack your goods for you. We use the best materials and techniques in order to put you at ease through knowing that your goods will arrive safely. We have premium boxes and hardware, built to transport anything from flatscreens to artwork, to your fancy suit.

For your delicate and precious items, we custom-build wooden crates for maximum security. Every item moved will be export-wrapped or packed in a box. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.

Storing Your Belongings

We have storage facilities available in Ecuador in case you are not in immediate need of your goods. We can store your items until you need them, at which point they are easily accessible.

Insuring Your Belongings

When moving overseas, you should insure your goods in order to put your mind at ease. 80% of our satisfied customers opt into our offer of insurance.

Can my car be shipped to Ecuador?

As long as you are returning citizen of Ecuador and have lived outside of Ecuador for at least 3 years, you can import your vehicle duty free.

Prohibited items:

  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Firearms and ammunitions
  • Live plants
  • Foodstuffs, including spices
  • Appliances using refrigerant R12-R15
  • Cleaning products
  • Creams, colognes, perfumes, and cosmetics

Restricted or dutiable items:

The following items are subject to taxes:

    • Firearms, ammunition, dangerous objects – a permit from the Ministry of National Security is required for returning citizens or residents
    • Plants – a phytosanitary certificate and permit from the Ministry of Agriculture are required prior to import
    • Electronic appliances – duty-free entry is permitted for one of each type of article; additional items are approximately 43% of cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value
    • Wine – 4 litres permitted and authorization of the Health Minister and Sanitary Register are required; duties of approximately 10% of cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value apply
    • Precious metal objects, such as jewelry, coins, etc. are subject to taxes of 20% of value
    • Spare parts, machines, and appliances – a commercial invoice, import permit, inspection certificate, and original bill of lading/air waybill are required
    • Alcohol (permitted in reasonable quantities)
    • Cigarettes

When can I expect my belongings to arrive in Ecuador?

In general, these are expected average times to assist you in the planning process:

      • Quito/Guayaquil/Cuenca: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
      • Ambato/Machala/Manta: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
      • Air freight: 2-5 business days

Am I able to store my goods in Ecuador?

Yes, you can. We have facilities to store your goods for you from a week to several months.

Is there duty and tax that I must pay for my household goods when moving to Ecuador?

As long as you are moving your normal home to the Ecuador, have had your home outside Ecuador for at least 12 concurrent months, they will be duty and tax-free.

How much clothing can I take with me?

200 kg per person.