Ecuador Pensioner Visa Question
I am turning 55 in December of this year and am already retired. As I was self-employed, I have no company pension and am not yet old enough to qualify for a government pension. I receive well over the $800 minimum monthly income required by the Pensioner Visa, but as I receive it in the form of dividend income, and not as official pension income, I was told by the Ecuadorian Consulate (Canada) that I would not be eligible for the Pensioner Visa.
Since I have read that immigration rules are not always applied consistently from one office to another, I am wondering if anyone knows if dividend income (or possibly withdrawals from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan) might be accepted in place of income from an official pension? Thanks, Sherril