Ecuador retirement residency visa. It looks like I’ll be in Cuenca, Ecuador in about two weeks. Here’s the paperwork I’ll be taking. Apostilled FBI Background Check. Apostilled birth certificate (California). Apostilled divorce decree (Texas). Apostilled AND “certified/stamped” (by the Houston Ecuadorian Consulate) my “Notice of Award” from Social Security showing more than $800 a month retirement income. Everything else I can do in Ecuador.