According to media reports from Ecuador earlier this week, Assange has been registered to the province of Pichincha, which covers the capital Quito.
Here are key dates in Julian Assange's extradition battle after Ecuador on Thursday announced it had granted the WikiLeaks founder citizenship. In November Britain's High Court rejects an appeal against his extradition.
The passport could obtain his first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve Assange's indefinite embassy stay.
Sweden dropped the case, but Assange has remained in the embassy because he is still subject to arrest in Britain for jumping bail.
The Ecuadorian government has become entirely fed up with the dispute over Assange's status as it's dragged on, calling the dispute "untenable".
Earlier this week Ecuador's foreign ministry released a statement that read: "Julian Assange received worldwide protection from the Ecuadorean government in August 2012".
Assange's supporters have called his two alleged victims "honeypots", attributing the claims to a nation-state conspiracy striking back at a man who rose to global prominence after publishing classified United States diplomatic cables in 2010.
August 16, 2012: Ecuador grants Assange political asylum.
December 2014: Appears on the balcony of the Embassy again to greet Noam Chomsky and John Cusack.
August 21, 2015: Civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson visits the Embassy.
In March, Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London.
January 17, 2017: Barack Obama, in one of his final acts as President of the U.S., decides to free whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
March 9, 2017: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is spotted leaving the Embassy.
However, senior government office holders have been highly critical of Mr Assange in the past and he continues to fear prosecution. Ecuador has repeatedly urged Assange not to interfere in the affairs of other countries following his frequent online comments on global issues.