Uruguay joins the list of countries approving the residence permit for digital nomads
the perfect destination to live and work remotely.
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If you work freelance or for companies abroad, and you want to explore Uruguay while working remotely…
Good news! Digital nomads and remote workers can now obtain a residence permit to work legally from Uruguay for up to one year.
Uruguay is for you if you are looking for:
A place with excellent connectivity:
Uruguay stands out in Latin America for its advanced communications infrastructure and reliable Internet connectivity. If you depend on a fast and stable connection for your remote work, here you can enjoy a 5G connection!
Freedom and well-being:
Uruguay is known for its safety, access to quality services, reliable medical care and stunning natural surroundings. If you want to balance your work and personal life 100%, this is the place for you.
Enrich yourself culturally while you work:
Uruguay offers an authentic cultural experience, with a vibrant art scene, festivals, music and diverse cuisine. You can immerse yourself in Uruguayan culture while working and exploring the country.
in Uruguay you will find a community of digital nomads with whom you can connect, share experiences and make new friends for life.
Possibility of stability and legal security:
the new regulation of digital nomads offers an opportunity to settle legally in the country for up to one year, which provides stability and security to those who wish to work remotely from Uruguay.
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How to acquire the digital nomad permit?
The process is very simple.
To apply for a 6-month stay as a digital nomad, after entering Uruguay as a regular tourist, you must complete an online form with personal information and a sign affidavit were you state thau you have the means to support yourself financially.
After 6 months, you may apply for an additional 6-month extension or, if you have fallen in love with the country and want to settle there, you can apply for a temporary (up to 2 years) or permanent residency.
For the extension as a digital nomad, applicants must demonstrate that they have no criminal record in any of the countries where they've lived for more than six months in the past five years. You'll also need a vaccination certificate issued in Uruguay.
At this moment, there are no income requirements, but these (as well as other requirements) may change in the future.
Furthermore, in Uruguay, the export of technological services is tax-exempt. A great advantage for digital nomads working in technology!
In this video, you can see the step-by-step process on how to obtain your digital nomad permit:
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"Uruguay is ideally located between the West Coast of the United States and Eastern Europe." says Chris Roe, 42, a global communications coach from New York.
"I have a new client who lives in Dubai and when we meet: it's 9 o'clock in the morning for me in Uruguay and for him it's 4 o'clock in the afternoon. "
Chris was stranded in Uruguay in 2020 when the borders were closed during the pandemic. He opted to stay for over a year and returned for the Uruguayan summer season (December-February) the following year.
He was delighted with the great Internet connectivity, since it is easy and very economical to connect to high quality wifi anywhere in Uruguay, whether on the beach, in the mountains or in the city.
Chris, who has been a digital nomad for more than three years and has worked from as far away as Indonesia and Mexico, highlights the good quality of life in Uruguay.
He assures that here he found "...a nice balance between work and social life that doesn't exist in other places I have known".
While the lack of a community is a big problem for many digital nomads, in Uruguay, Chris met with LinkedIn contacts interested in inviting him for a coffee.
According to Chris, "Uruguayans are really willing to help and want to get to know you. It's very encouraging”.