LIVE

RESIDENCES

 

IF YOU COME FROM

MERCOSUR

OUT OF MERCOSUR

Staying between

180 days and 2 years

Staying more than 2 years

Staying between

180 days and 2 years

Staying more than 2 years

Temporary Residence 

Start the process in person at the National Inmigration Affairs office: book your date.

Permanent Residence 

It can be started before your arrival in your Uruguayan consulate or in Uruguay in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it takes 30 working days once the process has started.

Temporary Residence 

Start the process in person at the National Inmigration Affairs office: book your date.

For work, study or religous activity.

Permanent Residence 

Start the process in person at the National Inmigration Affairs office: book your date.

If you want to reside temporarily or permanently, you must process your residence with the National Migration Office (a residence permit will allow you to legally work in Uruguay).

 

Choose the type of residence that best suits your situation:

 

  • The Provisional Identity Sheet [Hoja Provisoria de Identidad] will enable you to work for a maximum period of 180 days. It will be issued only once and no extension is possible.

 

  • Temporary Legal Residence will be more appropriate if you intend to remain in Uruguay for a period exceeding 180 days but less than two years; its effectiveness will depend on the activity you develop. If you are from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay,Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador or Peru you can apply for MERCOSUR Temporary Residence with the advantage of not having to provide information on your means of livelihood nor an address in Uruguay.

 

  • Permanent Legal Residence will be more appropriate if your intention is to remain in the country for a period exceeding 2 years or if your temporary residence has already expired and you wish to become a permanent legal resident.

 

The paperwork can be done in the National Migration Office as well as through the website.

 

Montevideo: Misiones 1513 . Ph. 0800 INFO (4636) Monday to Friday - 9 to 15 h  

dnm-consultas@minterior.gub.uy. Consult there for other offices in the country

 

Source here.

 

PROVISIONAL IDENTITY SHEET

 

The Provisional Identity Sheet [Hoja Provisoria de Identidad] will enable you to work for a maximum period of 180 days. It will be issued only once and no extension is possible.

 

Foreigners who process their temporary residence for a period of less than six months must provide the National Immigration Office with evidence of the activity that gives rise to the application and date of termination thereof.

 

Once said activity has been accredited, they will have a certificate issued for the purposes of processing the Provisional Identity Sheet with the National Bureau of Civil Identification, whereby they will be registered with the relevant Social Security bodies and the Ministry of Work and Social Security.

General requirements and application process

Means of Livelihoods (most frequent options)

PERMANENT LEGAL RESIDENCE

 

Permanent Legal Residence will be more appropriate if your intention is to remain in the country for a period exceeding 2 years or if your temporary residence has already expired and you wish to become a permanent legal resident. The interested party will be required to appear in person for the purposes of submitting his/her application to the National Immigration Office. The cost of this process amounts to 2.71 UR. When a permanent residence is granted, the admitted stay period is indefinite.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Passport-size photo

  • Photocopies and original of the identity card with which the individual entered the country

  • Health identification card

  • Police clearance certificate

  • Birth and/or marriage certificate

  • Means of livelihood certificate  requirements vary according to the activities performed

  • Accredit intention to stay in the country

 

The cost of this process amounts to 2.71 UR.
 

How to apply?

 

1- Schedule day and time by selecting the office here. You can also process your Residence application through the diplomatic representation of Uruguay accredited in the country where you reside.

2- Attend the interview with the required documents.

 

Once the process has been initiated, the certificate of arrival will be granted in order to obtain the first ID card, which will include the status of residence in process.

 

Original source here:

Permanent residence for Mercosur members or Uruguayan relatives.

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

 

 

Temporary Legal Residence will be more appropriate if you intend to remain in Uruguay for a period exceeding 180 days but less than two years. The interested party will be required to appear in person for the purposes of submitting his/her application to the National Immigration Office. The cost of this process amounts to 2.10 UR.

Requirements

  • Passport-size photo

  • Photocopies and original of the identity card with which the individual entered the country

  • Exact date on which the individual entered the country

  • Health identification card

  • Police clearance certificate

  • Birth and/or marriage certificate

  • CertifIcate of the activity which gives rise to the individual's admission as temporary resident. The requirements vary according to the different categories of activities to be performed in the country. Those activities are:

Working

Study

Religious activity

 

Important to know:

The effectiveness of the legal residence will depend on the activity being developed.

In the case of professionals, technicians, specialized personnel, businessmen/women, directors, managers and administrative personnel, among others, the period they can stay in the country is up to two years, which can be extended for an equal period, up to four years.

 

If any foreigner intends to stay in the country for a longer period than the one provided in the temporary residence, both regular or MERCOSUR, he/she should take the necessary steps in order to obtain the Permanent Residence, prior expiration of the temporary condition term.

 

Original source here

Temporary residence for Mercosur and associated countries

Special border document for Brazilians