Can anybody help me with this? I'm going to Ecuador September 16th to volunteer, and won't be leaving the country until around December 24th - this is obviously more than the 90 days Europeans are allowed to stay without applying for a visa. But it's only 8 or 9 days over. I was told by the not very friendly Ecuadorian Consulate man in Dublin that a few days over is ok, but any more than that and I should ask my volunteer organisation for a written letter, get a med and HIV test, police record cert, 150 euros etc etc and hand them all over to him for processing. Others have said don't bother; just go to the visa office in quito and get an extension when the time comes. He said this was an absolute no-no, but I suspect that's what the official line is. Any suggestions?? I can't leave Ecuador any earlier than Dec 23 or 24 by the way..